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Eleven Live-Action Short Films Advance in Oscar Race

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 29, 2012 at 8:36PM

The Academy announced today that 11 live-action shorts will advance in the voting process for the 85th Oscars. A tie in nominations balloting resulted in 11 films, as opposed to 10, being shortlisted. Full list below.
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Bryce Dallas Howard's "when you find me"
Bryce Dallas Howard's "when you find me"

The Academy announced today that eleven live-action shorts will advance in the voting process for the 85th Oscars. A tie in nominations balloting resulted in eleven films, as opposed to ten, for the shortlist. 125 films originally qualified for this category.

Full list below.

Listed in alphabetical order:

“A Fábrica (The Factory),” Aly Muritiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual)

“Asad,” Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man)

“Buzkashi Boys,” Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project)

“Curfew,” Shawn Christensen, director (Fuzzy Logic Pictures)

“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw),” Tom Van Avermaet, director, and Ellen De Waele, producer (Serendipity Films)

“Henry,” Yan England, director (Yan England)

“Kiruna-Kigali,” Goran Kapetanovic, director (Hepp Film AB)

“The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars,” Silvia Bizio and Paola Porrini Bisson, producers (Oh! Pen LLC)

“9meter,” Anders Walther, director, and Tivi Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions A/S)

“Salar,” Nicholas Greene, director, and Julie Buck, producer (Nicholas Greene)

“when you find me,” Ron Howard, executive producer, and Bryce Dallas Howard, director (Freestyle Picture Company)

This article is related to: Awards, Academy Awards, Shorts, Short Film


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.