AMPAS Unveils Eight Documentary Short Subject Finalists


Those pesky Short categories – the bane of many an Oscarologist’s existence – are back once again for the 85th Academy Awards. Today AMPAS unveiled the eight finalists in one of the three Short categories – Documentary Short Subject. Of these, five will survive to receive Oscar nominations. See the official release after the jump.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 85th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.
Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 31 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.
The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

“The Education of Mohammad Hussein,” Loki Films

“Inocente,” Shine Global, Inc.

“Kings Point,” Kings Point Documentary, Inc.

“Mondays at Racine,” Cynthia Wade Productions

“Open Heart,” Urban Landscapes Inc.

“ParaÍso,” The Strangebird Company

“The Perfect Fit,” SDI Productions Ltd.

“Redemption,” Downtown Docs