8 Doc Shorts on Oscar's 2011 Shortlist

Beverly Hills, CA (October 13, 2011) – 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.

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

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

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.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

Teni Melidonian
tmelidonian@oscars.org

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