Ten films have moved on to the next round of voting in the Oscar race for Best Live-Action Short, the Academy announced on Thursday.
The shortlisted films were selected from an unusually large field of 144 qualifying films by volunteers from the Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch who viewed all of the eligible entries.
Branch members will now receive screeners of the shortlisted films, and will vote to produce the final list of five nominees.
One of the films, “Everything Will Be Okay” (photo above) by Patrick Vollrath, won a Bronze medal at the Student Academy Awards in September.
The shortlisted films:
“Ave Maria,” Basil Khalil, director, and Eric Dupont, producer (Incognito Films)
“Bad Hunter,” Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Dries Phlypo, producer (A Private View)
“Bis Gleich (Till Then),” Philippe Brenninkmeyer, producer, and Tara Lynn Orr, writer (avenueROAD Films)
“Contrapelo (Against the Grain),” Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, director, and Pin-Chun Liu, producer (Ochenta y Cinco Films)
“Day One,” Henry Hughes, director (American Film Institute)
“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut),” Patrick Vollrath, director (Filmakademie Wien)
“The Free Man (Zi You Ren),” Quah Boon-Lip, director (Taipei National University of the Arts)
“Shok,” Jamie Donoughue, director (Eagle Eye Films)
“Stutterer,” Benjamin Cleary, director (Bare Golly Films)
“Winter Light,” Julian Higgins, director, and Josh Pence, producer (Innerlight Films and Prelude Pictures)