The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards. A total of 140 shorts had originally qualified in the category.
The Academy’s short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in Los Angeles.
Short films and feature animation 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.
The 10 shortlisted films are:
Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Chasis Films)
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 Féret, producer (AMA Productions)
Yatao Li, director (Rochester Institute of Technology)
My Father’s Truck
Maurício Osaki, director (Lupi Filmes)
Talkhon Hamzavi, director, and Stefan Eichenberger, producer (Zurich University of Arts)
The Phone Call
Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer (RSA Films)
Stephen Fingleton, director, and Matthew James Wilkinson, producer (Stigma Films)
Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol)
Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, directors (GREENproductions)