10 Oscar Live Action Short Films Advance

The finalists were chosen from 141 eligible film submissions

a still from The Phone Call
The Phone Call

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have unveiled the 10 live action short films that will be advancing to the next stage of voting for the 87th Academy Awards.

The selections were chosen by the Academy’s short films and feature animation branch from 141 submissions.

The shortlisted films include “The Phone Call,” which features Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent and was included in TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival earlier this year. Directed by Mike Kirby, the short tells of a shy lady who works in a suicide helpline call center takes a phone call from a distraught man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.

Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist, with screenings held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, Jan.15, 2015 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 10 films advancing are:

“Aya,” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Chasis Films)

“Baghdad Messi,” Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Kobe Van Steenberghe, producer (a team productions)

“Boogaloo and Graham,” Michael Lennox, director, and Ronan Blaney, writer (Out of Orbit)

“Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak),” Hu Wei, director, and Julien Féret, producer (AMA Productions)

“Carry On,” Yatao Li, director (Rochester Institute of Technology)

“My Father’s Truck,” Maurício Osaki, director (Lupi Filmes)

“Parvaneh,” Talkhon Hamzavi, director, and Stefan Eichenberger, producer (Zurich University of Arts)

“The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer (RSA Films)

“SLR,” Stephen Fingleton, director, and Matthew James Wilkinson, producer (Stigma Films)

“Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol),” Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, directors (GREENproductions)

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.