OSCAR GUIDE: Best Short Film (Live Action)

Posted by · 9:25 am · February 11th, 2010

This year’s crop of live action shorts is, in my opinion, one of the weaker fields in recent memory. There isn’t anything that stands out and announces its storytelling or cinema prowess, though the usual caveat with shorts — gimmicks in the plot — are mercifully scarce this time around. Generally films that showcase top […]

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10 live action short films short-listed by AMPAS

Posted by · 1:48 pm · December 4th, 2009

The Academy announced today 10 finalists for the Best Live Action Short category.  They are: • “The Door,” Juanita Wilson, director, and James Flynn, producer (Octagon Films Ltd.) • “The Ground Beneath,” Rene Hernandez, director, and Kristina Ceyton, producer (Passion Pictures) • “Hotel,” Tim Conrad, director-producer (Oyster Films) • “Instead of Abracadabra,” Patrik Eklund, director, […]

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