The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the ten live action short films that have been shortlisted for an Academy Award. Here they are in alphabetical order:
Je Pourrais Être Votre Grand-Mère (I Could Be Your Grandmother), Bernard Tanguy, director-producer (Rézina Productions)
Love at First Sight, Michael Davies, director and Sandra Gorel, producer (Spellbound Films)
Pentecost, Peter McDonald, director (EMU Productions)
Raju, Max Zähle, director and Stefan Gieren, producer (Hamburg Media School/Filmwerkstatt)
The Road Home, Rahul Gandotra, director-producer and Ameenah Ayub, producer (London Film School)
The Roar of the Sea, Ana Rocha Fernandes and Torsten Truscheit, directors (Niama Filmproduktion GmbH)
Sailcloth, Elfar Adalsteins, director-producer (Berserk Films)
The Shore, Terry George, director-producer (All Ashore Productions Limited)
Time Freak, Andrew Bowler, director and Gigi Causey, producer (Team Toad)
Tuba Atlantic, Hallvar Witzø, director (The Norwegian Film School/Den Norske Filmskolen)
Embarrassingly, in a previous post, I correctly predicted only one film on this list (Sailcloth)—but, in my defense, no less than 107 short films qualified—making it one of the most difficult lists to predict (at least that is what I am going to tell myself).
Congratulations to all the filmmakers!