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Academy names documentary short contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a list of the top 10 Oscar contenders in the field of Documentary Short Subject. Of those named, five projects ...
October 26, 2016

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a list of the top 10 Oscar contenders in the field of Documentary Short Subject. Of those named, five projects will earn nominations and vie for the Academy’s top honor at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony to be held Feb. 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, along with their production companies:

  • 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, ITN Productions
  • The White Helmets, Grain Media and Violet Films

Voters from the Academy’s documentary branch selected the top contenders from this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Jan. 24, 2017.

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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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