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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)

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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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