Most people don’t realize that the short films nominated for the Oscar are not taken from the thousands of shorts made all over the world. They are taken from the list of all the winners of the qualifying festivals. If you win an award from a qualifying festival, and you love your film, your chances of winning an Oscar have gone through the roof. If you don’t get into any qualifying festival or don’t win, you can simply rent a theatre in Los Angeles and screen your short for a week. Use Google—-there are a number of theatres who will do this for you. And now you’re able to win.