Eight short documentary films have cleared the first hurdle on the way to an Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards.
After viewing 30 eligible entries, voters from the Academy's documentary branch chose the eight contenders, from which three to five nominees will be chosen and announced on Jan. 25.
In alphabetical order, the films on the short list are:
"Born Sweet," Cynthia Wade Productions
"Killing in the Name," Moxie Firecracker Films
"Living for 32," Cuomo Cole Productions
"One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey," Lichen Films
"Poster Girl," Portrayal Films
"Strangers No More," Simon & Goodman Picture Company
"Sun Come Up," Sun Come Up, LLC
"The Warriors of Qiugang," Thomas Lennon Films, Inc.