Academy announces 10 live-action short film finalists
Out of 107 qualified submissions, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 10 finalists that will advance to the next round of voting for the Best Live-Action Short Film Oscar. Out of these, three to five will ultimately be nominated for the Academy Award.
Ironically, actor John Hurt stars in two of the finalists: the British shorts Love at First Sight and Sailcloth. Also among the finalists is The Shore, written and directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) and starring Ciarán Hinds.
The 10 finalists (with links to trailers when available) are:
Je Pourrais Être Votre Grand-Mère (I Could Be Your Grandmother) — Bernard Tanguy
Love at First Sight — Michael Davies and Sandra Gorel
Pentecost — Peter McDonald
Raju — Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
The Road Home — Rahul Gandotra and Ameenah Ayub
The Roar of the Sea — Ana Rocha Fernandes and Torsten Truscheit
Sailcloth — Elfar Adalsteins
The Shore — Terry George
Time Freak — Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
Tuba Atlantic — Hallvar Witzø