Oscars: 10 Live-Action Short Films Advance in Race

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The five nominees in the category will be announced Jan. 23.

Ten live-action short films have been selected to advance in the contest for best live-action short Oscar. The films on the shortlist were chosen by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s short films and feature animation branch, which reviewed all eligible entries.

Members of the branch will now choose five nominees, which will be announced Jan. 23 when the full list of nominees for the 90th Academy Awards is unveiled.

The 10 films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are below. 

DeKalb Elementary, Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA)
The Eleven O’Clock, Derin Seale, director (FINCH)
Facing Mecca, Jan-Eric Mack, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion)
Icebox, Daniel Sawka, director, and Camille Cornuel, producer (Iceboxthefilmco)
Lost Face, Sean Meehan, director, and Sam McGarry, producer (Soma Films)
My Nephew Emmett, Kevin Wilson, Jr., director (NYU)
Rise of a Star, James Bort, director, and Boris Mendza, producer (Fulldawa Films)
The Silent Child, Chris Overton, director, and Rachel Shenton, writer (Slick Films)
Watu Wote/All of Us, Katja Benrath, director (Hamburg Media School)
Witnesses, David Koch, director (Lux for Film, Diez Films and Paradoxal)

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