October 14, 2011
■ Academy Announces Eight Films on the Oscar Shortlist for Doc Shorts
Short Film News (SFN)- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the shortlist of films vying for a nomination for Best Documentary, Short Subject.
The selections this year are:
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (Directors: Gail Dolgin & Robin Fryday), Purposeful Productions, Inc.
God Is the Bigger Elvis (Director: Rebecca Cammisa), Documentress Films.
In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution (Directors: Jon Alpert & Matthew O’Neill) Downtown Docs.
Incident in New Baghdad (Director: James Spione), Morninglight Films.
Pipe Dreams (Director: Leslie Iwerks) Leslie Iwerks Productions.
Saving Face (Directors: Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) Milkhaus/Jungefilm.
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (Director: Lucy Walker) Supply & Demand Integrated.
The final nominations will be announced January 24, and the awards will be handed out February 26, 2012.