Oscars 2017: Documentary Shorts Contenders Revealed

Oscars 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its shortlist of 10 documentary shorts for the 2017 Oscars. The list will ultimately be whittled down to five on Jan. 24 when all Oscar nominees are announced.

The 10 doc shorts are:

“Brillo Box (3¢ Off),” Brillo Box Documentary
“Close Ties,” Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association
“Extremis,” f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures
“4.1 Miles,” University of California, Berkeley
“Frame 394,” Compy Films
“Joe’s Violin,” Lucky Two Productions
“The Mute’s House,” The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School
“The Other Side of Home,” Feeln
“Watani: My Homeland,” ITN Productions
“The White Helmets,” Grain Media and Violet Films

The shortlist was chosen by the documentary branch of the Academy from 61 eligible entries.

The 89th annual Academy Awards will occur Sunday, February 26, 2017. Per usual, the event will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It will be televised live on ABC starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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