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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
Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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