From 76 to 10 -- Live Action Oscar Short Films Shortlist 


The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 live action short films that will advance to the voting process. 76 films qualified for this category.

And the 10 films to advance to the next round are (in alphabetical order):

* "Ana’s Playground," Eric D. Howell, director (StoryForge, LLC)
* "The Confession," Tanel Toom, director (National Film and Television School)
* "The Crush," Michael Creagh, director (Purdy Pictures)
* "God of Love," Luke Matheny, director (Luke Matheny)
* "Na Wewe," Ivan Goldschmidt, director-producer (CUT!)
* "Seeds of the Fall," Patrik Eklund, director, and Mathias Fjellstrom, producer (Direktorn & Fabrikorn)
* "Shoe," Nick Kelly, director, and Seamus Byrne, producer (Zanita Films)
* "The Six Dollar Fifty Man," Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, directors (Sticky Pictures Ltd.)
* "Sma Barn, Stora Ord (Little Children, Big Words)," Lisa James Larsson, director and Andreas Emanuelsson, producer (Bob Film Sweden AB)
* "Wish 143," Ian Barnes, director, and Samantha Waite, producer (Swing and Shift Films/Union Pictures)

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from the list.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 5:30 a.m. The Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

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