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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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