The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed down the initial 69 qualifying films to a list of 10 animated shorts that will progress in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards.
You can read more about the qualifying short films in the December issue of Animation Magazine (#265).
The shortlisted films are:
Blind Vaysha | Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)
Borrowed Time | Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films)
Happy End | Jan Saska, director (FAMU – Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)
The Head Vanishes | Franck Dion, director (Papy3D Productions, National Film Board of Canada and ARTE France Cinema Department)
Inner Workings | Leo Matsuda, director, and Sean Lurie, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Once upon a Line | Alicja Jasina, director (University of Southern California)
Pear Cider and Cigarettes | Robert Valley, director, and Cara Speller, producer (Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation)
Pearl | Patrick Osborne, director (Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures)
Piper | Alan Barillaro, director, and Marc Sondheimer, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
Sous Tes Doigts (Under Your Fingers) | Marie-Christine Courtès, director, and Ludivine Berthouloux, art director (Vivement Lundi! and Novanima)
Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch viewed all eligible entries for this preliminary voting round, and will now select five nominees from this short list. Branch screenings will be held in LA, London, New York and San Francisco in December.
Nominations will be announced January 24, with the 89th Oscars ceremony scheduled for February 26, 2017.