The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. A record 165 pictures had originally qualified in the category.
Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select five nominees. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in January.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
DeKalb Elementary, Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA)
The Eleven O’Clock, Derin Seale, director (FINCH)
Facing Mecca, Jan-Eric Mack, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr
Icebox, Daniel Sawka, director, and Camille Cornuel, producer (Iceboxthefilmco)
Lost Face, Sean Meehan, director, and Sam McGarry, producer (Soma Films)
My Nephew Emmett, Kevin Wilson, Jr., director (New York University)
Rise of a Star, James Bort, director, and Boris Mendza, producer (Fulldawa Films)
The Silent Child, Chris Overton, director, and Rachel Shenton, writer (Slick Films)
Watu Wote/All of Us, Katja Benrath, director (Hamburg Media School)
Witnesses, David Koch, director (Lux for Film, Diez Films and Paradoxal)
Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on January 23, and the ceremony is set for March 4 at the Dolby Theater. ABC will broadcast live.