Oscars Pick 8 Documentary Shorts for 2012 Shortlist

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

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today its shortlist for the field of Documentary Short Subject.

Those in the running for the 85th Annual Academy Awards include the following eight films:

The Education of Mohammad Hussein, Loki Films
Inocente, Shine Global, Inc.
Kings Point, Kings Point Documentary, Inc.
Mondays at Racine, Cynthia Wade Productions
Open Heart, Urban Landscapes Inc.
ParaÍso, The Strangebird Company
The Perfect Fit, SDI Productions Ltd.
Redemption, Downtown Docs

Three to five of them will be nominated when the Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 10.

More to come.