“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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.