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“CaveDigger,” “SLOMO” named to Oscar doc short subject shortlist

Eight docs are named to the Academy Award Documentary Short Subject shortlist; three to five will nab Oscar nominations.
October 10, 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has named eight docs to the Academy Award Documentary Short Subject shortlist; three to five will nab Oscar nominations.

The eight shortlisted doc shorts, selected by the Academy’s Documentary Branch, were chosen from 40 eligible titles. They are:

CaveDigger, Karoffilms

Facing Fear, Jason Cohen Productions

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

Recollections, Notrac Productions

SLOMO, Big Young Films and Runaway Films

This marks the first year that new rules regarding Documentary Shorts will be followed, whereby the entire AMPAS voter membership vote for the winner, versus past years where only the Academy’s Documentary Branch voters were eligible to vote.

In addition, short docs that screened at 24 major film festivals, including Sundance, IDFA and SXSW, became eligible to qualify.

The winner will be announced at the Oscar ceremony on March 2.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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