Oscars: 10 Live-Action Short Films Make the Cut

The Academy Awards Statue and Sign - H 2012
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The Academy Awards Statue and Sign - H 2012

More than 140 films were submitted this year for the live-action short film Academy Award

Ten live-action short films have been selected for consideration for the best live-action short Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. They were chosen by the Academy’s short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee from 141 films that were submitted.

Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December, and the nominations will be announced Jan. 15.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies.

Aya, Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Chasis Films)

??Baghdad Messi, Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Kobe Van Steenberghe, producer (a team productions)??

Boogaloo and Graham, Michael Lennox, director, and Ronan Blaney, writer (Out of Orbit)

??Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak), Hu Wei, director, and Julien Feret, producer (AMA Productions)

??Carry On, Yatao Li, director (Rochester Institute of Technology)

??My Father’s Truck, Mauricio Osaki, director (Lupi Filmes)

??Parvaneh, Talkhon Hamzavi, director, and Stefan Eichenberger, producer (Zurich University of Arts)

??The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer (RSA Films)

??SLR, Stephen Fingleton, director, and Matthew James Wilkinson, producer (Stigma Films)

??Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol), Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, directors (GREENproductions)