Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 84th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company.

  • “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” Purposeful Productions, Inc.
  • “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” Documentress Films
  • “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution,” Downtown Docs
  • “Incident in New Baghdad,” Morninglight Films
  • “Pipe Dreams,” Leslie Iwerks Productions
  • “Saving Face,” Milkhaus/Jungefilm
  • “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” Supply & Demand Integrated
  • “Witness,” Buche

Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 35 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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  • Pierre de Plume

    I love this category as well as the live action and animated shorts. Showcasing of these films by the Academy helps emerging filmmakers show their work and attract financing. If the Academy nixes these categories from the Oscarcast, I’ll be disappointed . . . the other frosting on the cake is that it’s fun to predict these categories if you join a pool.

  • Pierre de Plume

    I love this category as well as the live action and animated shorts. Showcasing of these films by the Academy helps emerging filmmakers show their work and attract financing. If the Academy nixes these categories from the Oscarcast, I’ll be disappointed . . . the other frosting on the cake is that it’s fun to predict these categories if you join a pool.

  • William
  • William
  • s0oo

    Hey,

    Does anyone know when the shortlist for live action short will be out.

    Thanks

  • s0oo

    Hey,

    Does anyone know when the shortlist for live action short will be out.

    Thanks

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