The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. 120 films had qualified in the category.
And Shubhashish Bhutiani’s short film Kush is in the shortlist.
Inspired by a true story, Kush takes place in 1984, surrounding Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Anti-Sikh riots erupt throughout the country. A teacher traveling back from a field trip with her class of 10-year-old students now struggles to protect Kush, the only Sikh student in the class, from the growing violence around him.
– Film’s FB page is here.
– To know more about the filmmaker and its making, you can read the director’s interview here.
– The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting. Now the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will select 3-5 nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist.
– The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
– Here’s the complete list of Top 10 shortlisted film (in alphabetical order)
– “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me),” Esteban Crespo, director (Producciones Africanauan)
– “Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything),” Xavier Legrand, director, and Alexandre Gavras, producer (KG Productions)
– “Dva (Two),” Mickey Nedimovic, director, and Henner Besuch, director of photography (Filoufilm Dani Barsch)
– “Helium,” Anders Walter, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions)
– “Kush,” Shubhashish Bhutiani, director (Red Carpet Moving Pictures)
– “Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?),” Selma Vilhunen, director, and Kirsikka Saari, screenwriter (Tuffi Films)
– “Record/Play,” Jesse Atlas, director, and Thom Fennessey, executive producer (Collaboration Factory)
– “Throat Song,” Miranda de Pencier, director (Northwood Productions)
– “Tiger Boy,” Gabriele Mainetti, director (Goon Films)
– “The Voorman Problem,” Mark Gill, director, and Baldwin Li, producer (Honlodge Productions)