A Record 11 Live Action Shorts to Compete for Oscar

Because of a tie in the balloting, more than ten films will move forward.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its shortlist of films that will advance in the category of live-action short. Because of a tie in the balloting, 11 films, instead of just ten, will move forward. On hundred twenty-five films qualified for consideration in the category.

The group of films even includes a bit of star power, including as it does when you find me, a short movie directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and executive produced by her father Ron Howard.

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The films on the short list are:

A Fábrica (The Factory), Aly Muritiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual)

Asad, Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man)

Buzkashi Boys, Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project)

Curfew, Shawn Christensen, director (Fuzzy Logic Pictures)

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw), Tom Van Avermaet, director, and Ellen De Waele, producer (Serendipity Films)

Henry, Yan England, director (Yan England)

Kiruna-Kigali, Goran Kapetanovic, director (Hepp Film AB)

The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars, Silvia Bizio and Paola Porrini Bisson, producers  (Oh! Pen LLC)

9meter, Anders Walther, director, and Tivi Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions (A/S) 

Salar, Nicholas Greene, director, and Julie Buck, producer (Nicholas Greene)

when you find me, Ron Howard, executive producer, and Bryce Dallas Howard, director (Freestyle Picture Company)

All the eligible entries were reviewed by the short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee. Branch members will now select from three to five nominees, which will be announced Jan. 10. The Academy Awards will be held Feb. 24.