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Ten live-action shorts advance in Oscar race

Ten live-action shorts advance in Oscar race

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced on Thursday its shortlist from 144 submissions.

Members of the short films and feature animation branch viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting and will next select five nominees.

Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December.

The 10 films appear below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: 

Ave Maria, Basil Khalil, director, and Eric Dupont, producer (Incognito Films);

Bad Hunter, Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Dries Phlypo, producer (A Private View);

Bis Gleich (Till Then), Philippe Brenninkmeyer, producer, and Tara Lynn Orr, writer (avenueROAD Films);

Contrapelo (Against the Grain), Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, director, and Pin-Chun Liu, producer (Ochenta y Cinco Films);

Day One, Henry Hughes, director (American Film Institute);

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut), Patrick Vollrath, director (Filmakademie Wien);

The Free Man (Zi You Ren), Quah Boon-Lip, director (Taipei

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