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2020 Oscars Challenge: Best Documentary Short Films

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” feels like the clear winner, as it broaches a topic that not only brings to light its topic but also entertains by capturing these dynamic young women. The only short that even has a chance of upsetting it would likely be the US’s “St. Louis Superman,” as its central character is extremely captivating.

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts in the Final Round for the 92nd Academy Awards

The Best Animated Short category has been narrowed down to ten contenders.

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts in the Final Round for the 92nd Academy Awards

The Best Documentary Short category has been narrowed down to ten contenders.

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

Ten films will advance in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 91st Academy Awards.  One hundred four films had originally qualified in the category.  Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: “Black Sheep” “End Game” “Lifeboat” “Los Comandos” “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” “A Night at the Garden” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

There were 77 eligible shorts this year, but the Academy’s Documentary Branch has narrowed the Documentary Shorts category down to ten, with five of which eventually going on to earn Oscar nominations. “Alone” – The New York Times “Edith+Eddie” – Heart is Red and Kartemquin Films “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405″ – Stiefel & Co. “Heroin(e)” – A Netflix Original Documentary … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“Brillo Box (3¢ Off)” – Brillo Box Documentary “Close Ties” – Munk Studio / Polish Filmmakers Association “Extremis” – f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures “4.1 Miles” – University of California, Berkeley “Frame 394” – Compy Films “Joe’s Violin” – Lucky Two Productions “The Mute’s House” – The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School “The Other Side of Home” – Feeln “Watani: My Homeland” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

Not much to say on this one. Documentary Shorts have been shortlisted to the following 10, which will then be narrowed down to 5, which will then be presented in what is normally a two-part theatrical release called Oscar Shorts. Last year’s winner was “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”. “Body Team 12,” RYOT Films and Vulcan Productions “Chau, beyond the Lines,” Cynasty Films “Claude … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

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2015 Oscars Challenge: Best Documentary Shorts

CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 || The first short shown in the series, the HBO produced “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” also set the bar for the shorts to follow. Building suspense with each telephone conversation, the employees at this crisis hotline paint terrifying and sometimes heartbreaking situations, with the veterans on the other line, suffering from PTSD. This being the only crisis hotline … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: Best Documentary Shorts

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Oscars Shortlist: 8 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: EIGHT DOCUMENTARY SHORTS “CaveDigger,” Karoffilms “Facing Fear,” Jason Cohen Productions, LLC “Jujitsu-ing Reality,” Sobini Films “Karama Has No Walls,” Hot Spot Films “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Reed Entertainment “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall,” Prison Terminal LLC “Recollections,” notrac productions “SLOMO,” Big Young Films and Runaway Films “CaveDigger” (39 min) Ra Paulette digs … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 8 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards