The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today named the 10 live-action short films — out of 137 films that had been determined eligible — that will continue in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards.
The films are, in alphabetical order by title (and with their online trailers, where we could find them):
"Bon Voyage," Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction) (watch the trailer)
"Ennemis Intérieurs," Sélim Azzazi, director (Qualia Films) (watch the trailer)
"Graffiti," Lluis Quilez, director (Participant Media, Euphoria Productions and Ainur Films) (watch the trailer)
"La Femme et le TGV," Timo von Gunten, director (arbel gmbh)
"Nocturne in Black," Jimmy Keyrouz, director (Columbia University)
"The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf and the Boy," Oualid Mouaness, director (Tricycle Logic)
"Silent Nights," Aske Bang, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions)
"Sing (Mindenki)," Kristof Deák, director (Meteor Filmstudio)
"Timecode," Juanjo Giménez, director (Nadir Films)
"The Way of Tea (Les Frémissements du Thé)," Marc Fouchard, director, and Matthieu Devillers, producer (Existenz, BlackBox and P904)
All eligible entries were viewed by members of the Academy's Short Films and Feature Animation Branch in preparation for the preliminary voting round. The final five nominees will be selected after screenings are held for the branch in L.A., New York, San Francisco and London next month. The final Oscar nominees will be announced on January 24 in advance of the February 26 Oscars ceremony.
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