Oscars 2018: 10 Best Live Action Shorts Named as Finalists

Three films on the list won Student Academy Awards back in September

Last Updated: December 11, 2017 @ 2:48 PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the 10 films that made the short list for Best Live Action Short on Monday.

The films were selected out of a field of 165 short films submitted for consideration, the highest in Academy history.

Among those films are three entries that won Student Academy Awards earlier this year: Jan-Eric Mack’s “Facing Mecca,” Katja Benrath’s “Watu Wote,” and Kevin Wilson Jr.’s “My Nephew Emmett.”

The 10 films will now be viewed by the Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch, with screenings to be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco next month.

The final list of five nominees will be announced with all the other Oscar nominees on January 23. The 90th Oscars will be held on March 4.

Check out the full list below:

“DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA)

“The Eleven O’Clock,” Derin Seale, director (FINCH)

“Facing Mecca,” Jan-Eric Mack, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion)

“Icebox,” Daniel Sawka, director, and Camille Cornuel, producer (Iceboxthefilmco)

“Lost Face,” Sean Meehan, director, and Sam McGarry, producer (Soma Films)

“My Nephew Emmett,” Kevin Wilson Jr., director (New York University)

“Rise of a Star,” James Bort, director, and Boris Mendza, producer (Fulldawa Films)

“The Silent Child,” Chris Overton, director, and Rachel Shenton, writer (Slick Films)

“Watu Wote/All of Us,” Katja Benrath, director (Hamburg Media School)

“Witnesses,” David Koch, director (Lux for Film, Diez Films and Paradoxal)