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Academy Documentary Branch Reveals Short Film Shortlist (VIDEOS)

Academy Documentary Branch Reveals Short Film Shortlist (VIDEOS)

Lucy Walker vies for her third Oscar nomination with “The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” about Marianna Palka’s struggle with Huntington’s disease, which debuted at Sundance.  2014 Student Academy Award winner “One Child” also nabbed a slot. And HBO aired Perry Films’ “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.” 

Voters submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: 

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” Perry Films
“Joanna,” Wajda Studio 
“Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace,” Show of Force
“The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” Tree Tree Tree
“One Child,” New York University 
“Our Curse,” Warsaw Film School 
“The Reaper (La Parka),” Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica 
“White Earth,” Weary Traveler

The Academy will announce the Oscar nominations live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Oscar show will be broadcast on ABC and around the world on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood.

Trailers below. 

NASZA KLĄTWA / OUR CURSE (trailer) from Tomasz Śliwiński on Vimeo.

White Earth — [Trailer] from J. Christian Jensen on Vimeo.

JOANNA by Aneta Kopacz – trailer for the short documentary (40′) from Wajda Studio on Vimeo.

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