OSCAR: Docu Short Subject Field Narrowed

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today 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.

Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 30 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. 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.

  1. Congrats to the filmmakers. But the whole Doc short selection process is so flawed. Unlike short narrative or animated films, there is no eligibility via festivals or Student Academy Award recognition. Filmmakers basically have to pay to four wall the documentary short.

    Why are doc shorts treated differently than the others? Because doc filmmakers have more cash to throw around? Please…

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