The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar nominations come January 25th, 2011, when they are announced. The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company.

"Born Sweet," Cynthia Wade Productions
"Killing in the Name," Moxie Firecracker Films
"Living for 32," Cuomo Cole Productions
"One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey," Lichen Films
"Poster Girl," Portrayal Films
"Strangers No More," Simon & Goodman Picture Company
"Sun Come Up," Sun Come Up, LLC
"The Warriors of Qiugang," Thomas Lennon Films, Inc.

Voters from the Academy's Documentary Branch viewed this year's 30 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. Last year, “Music by Prudence”, from Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett, won the award (and offered up one the night's most memorable acceptance speeches).

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The awards will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011.