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Ten doc shorts make Oscars shortlist

Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s Netflix original Heroin(e) (pictured) and  Garret Bradley’s Alone are among the 10 docs named to the Oscars Best Documentary Short Subject shortlist. The shortlisted films were chosen from a ...
December 6, 2017

Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s Netflix original Heroin(e) (pictured) and  Garret Bradley’s Alone are among the 10 docs named to the Oscars Best Documentary Short Subject shortlist.

The shortlisted films were chosen from a group of 77 eligible entries. After another round of voting, five of these 10 docs will earn Oscar nominations. The final nominations list will be announced Jan. 23, 2018.

The 90th Academy Awards, honoring the best films of 2017, will be held on March 4, 2018  at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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

Alone (The New York Times)

Edith+Eddie (Heart is Red and Kartemquin Films)

Edith+Eddie Official Trailer from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.

Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (Stiefel & Co. )

Heroin(e) (A Netflix Original Documentary in association with The Center for Investigative Reporting, A Requisite (Media Production)

Kayayo – The Living Shopping Baskets (Integral Film)

Knife Skills (TFL Films)

116 Cameras (Birdling Films)

Ram Dass, Going Home  (Further Pictures)

Ten Meter Tower (Plattform Produktion)

Traffic Stop (Q-Ball Productions)
Trailer and film not available

A previous version of this article misnamed the the director of Heroin(e). realscreen regrets this error. 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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