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Reviewing the Live Action and Animated Shorts

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I’ve just watched all of the animated, all of the live action and all of the documentary shorts. ¬†I will attempt to review them with the caveat that — and this is very important, readers — what I like hardly ever wins in these categories. At first pass through all of these, two things stand out: the first? There is no bad apple. ¬†They are all pretty great. ¬†The second?…

Eight Doc Shorts Added to Short List

Eight Doc Shorts Added to Short List

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Killing In the Name – Trailer from Carie Lemack – Global Survivors on Vimeo. Three to five of these will earn a nomination: ‚ÄúBorn Sweet,‚Äù Cynthia Wade Productions ‚ÄúKilling in the Name,‚Äù Moxie Firecracker Films ‚ÄúLiving for 32,‚Äù Cuomo Cole Productions ‚ÄúOne Thousand Pictures: RFK‚Äôs Last Journey,‚Äù Lichen Films ‚ÄúPoster Girl,‚Äù Portrayal Films ‚ÄúStrangers No More,‚Äù Simon & Goodman Picture Company ‚ÄúSun Come Up,‚Äù Sun Come Up, LLC ‚ÄúThe Warriors…

Short list of 10 Animated Shorts

Short list of 10 Animated Shorts

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Beverly Hills, CA ‚Äî The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards. Thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category: The Cat Piano, Eddie White and Ari Gibson, directors (The People‚Äôs Republic of Animation) French Roast, Fabrice O. Joubert, director (Pumpkin Factory/Bibo Films) Granny O‚ÄôGrimm‚Äôs Sleeping Beauty, Nicky Phelan, director, and Darragh…

Something in the Water at HBO

Something in the Water at HBO

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AJ Schnack writes about the short list of Doc Shorts, which seem to come from one place in particular: THE FINAL INCH is one of several films on the shortlist with a connection to HBO, which has cornered the market on the doc short category in recent years. It garnered laughs at last year’s IDA reception for Oscar nominees when each successive honoree in the shorts category thanked Sheila Nevins…

8 Doc Shorts on the Shortlist

8 Doc Shorts on the Shortlist

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From AMPAS: Beverly Hills, CA ‚Äî The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject entries for the 81st Academy Awards¬Æ has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar¬Æ nominations. Voters from the Academy‚Äôs Documentary Branch viewed this year‚Äôs 31 eligible contenders and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The eight films are listed below…

Presto, the New Pixar Short Reviewed

Presto, the New Pixar Short Reviewed

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AP entertainment writer Jake Coyle writes up the short that will screen before Wall-E, Presto: “WALL-E,” the tale of robot love that’s almost without dialogue, itself feels like a Pixar short grown long, with “Presto” as a delightful and cartoonish appetizer. Written and directed by Doug Sweetland, “Presto” is about an elegant magician and his bunny, whose task, naturally, is to come out of a top hat at the appropriate…