Out of 107 qualified submissions, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 10 finalists that will advance to the next round of voting for the Best Live-Action Short Film Oscar. Out of these, three to five will ultimately be nominated for the Academy Award.
Ironically, actor John Hurt stars in two of the finalists: the British shorts Love at First Sight and Sailcloth. Also among the finalists is The Shore, written and directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) and starring Ciarán Hinds.
The 10 finalists (with links to trailers when available) are:
Je Pourrais Être Votre Grand-Mère (I Could Be Your Grandmother) – Bernard Tanguy
Love at First Sight – Michael Davies and Sandra Gorel
Pentecost – Peter McDonald
Raju – Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
The Road Home – Rahul Gandotra and Ameenah Ayub
The Roar of the Sea – Ana Rocha Fernandes and Torsten Truscheit
Sailcloth – Elfar Adalsteins
The Shore – Terry George
Time Freak – Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
Tuba Atlantic – Hallvar Witzø