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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.

The film features Sonika Chopra, Shayaan Sameer and Anil Sharma in the lead. The film had also won the Orizzonti Award For The Best Short film at Venice Fest.
Kush

Synopsis
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.

Trailer

– 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)

Yes, its official. And it was expected. Indian’s official entry to this year’s Oscar Award in the Foreign Language Film Category was Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory. Sixty five films had originally qualified in the category.

The nine films which have been shortlisted for the next round are…

Argentina – El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Director – Juan Jose Campanella)

Australia – Samson & Delilah (Warwick Thornton ) 

Bulgaria – The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner (Stephan Komandarev )

France – Un Prophète – (Jacques Audiard )

Germany – The White Ribbon – ( Michael Haneke )

Israel – Ajami – ( Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani )

Kazakhstan – Kelin – (Ermek Tursunov )

The Netherlands – Winter in Wartime – ( Martin Koolhoven )

Peru – The Milk of Sorrow – ( Claudia Llosa )

Out of the nine films, five will make the final cut for the nomination which will be announced on February 2nd, 2010. And the Academy Awards will be presented on March 7th, 2010.

BTW, Harishchandrachi Factory is releasing on 29th January. And do watch the film. The early reviews and the buzz from the festivals has been quite positive so far. The film is directed by Paresh Mokashi who has been doing theatre since last twenty years. Harishchandrachi Factory is Mokashi’s debut film.

The film traces the obstacles and hurdles faced by Dhundiraj Phalke (Dada Saheb Phalke),  also known as the father of Indian cinema,while he was making the first Indian film Raja Harishchandra in 1913. And here is the theatrical trailer of the film…

For more details about the film/director/promos, click on the website link http://harishchandrachifactory.com/ .