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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.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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