Wednesday, October 08, 2008

8 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for Oscar

The Academy has released its list of 8 films that are eligible for the Best Documentary Short Oscar this year:

“The Conscience of Nhem En”
“David McCullough: Painting with Words”
“Downstream”
“The Final Inch”
“Smile Pinki”
“Tongzhi in Love”
“Viva La Causa”
“The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306”

I honestly know nothing about any of these, as will likely be the case with most people even after the nominations are announced. The shorts never get kind of exposure as their feature length counterparts.

This is the first in a long line of shortlists that will eventually be released by the Academy, but this is definitely a sign that the Oscar season is beginning in earnest.

1 comment:

Sam Juliano said...

The one on David McCullough for me is the most intriguing. Like you I am not familiar with any of these.