Shortsfest is recognized as one of the premier short film festivals in North America. The Oscar®-qualifying International Competition embraces diverse sensibilities and subjects that capture the zeitgeist of today’s short. In the past two years five Shortsfest winners — Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (Finland), The Phone Call (UK), Our Curse (Poland), Room on the Broom (UK/Germany), and The Voorman Problem (UK) received an Academy Award® nomination. The Phone Call won the Oscar® for Best Live Action Short in 2015.