Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Two Women Directors Nominated for Oscars' Live-Action Short Category

Awards
by Inkoo Kang
November 26, 2013 11:00 AM
0 Comments
  • |
Still from "Throat Song"

The ten preliminary nominees for the Oscars' live-action shorts category have been announced. Among the ten directors on the long list, two were women: Miranda de Pencier and Selma Vilhunen. 

Notably, both short films centered on female protagonists. 

The Canadian de Pencier's Throat Song directed by Miranda de Pencier features an Inuit woman (Ippiksaut Friesen) who decides to leave her abusive husband after realizing she is far from the only victim of domestic violence in her community, while the Finnish Vilhunen's Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? directed by Selma Vilhunen concerns an overly busy mom (Joanna Haartti) struggling to care for her unruly family one chaotic morning. 

Between three and five of the ten will be included on the final nomination list which will be released in January. 

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

0 Comments

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Amma Asante Inspires Women Filmmakers ...
  • New York's Women’s Project Theater Hires ...
  • 17% of Venice Film Fest's Main Lineup ...
  • Trailer Watch: Dear White People Tackles ...
  • You're the Worst: Misanthropes In L ...
  • Amanda de Cadenet on Becoming the Newest ...
  • Trailer Watch: Fifty Shades of Grey ...
  • Quote of the Day: Joe Swanberg on the ...
  • Trailer Watch: New Spot for Chloe Grace ...
  • Soska Sisters to Direct Superheroine ...