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15 December 2011 à 14:28

French short films in the Oscars race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a preliminary list of ten short films vying for an Oscar nomination, featuring one French production.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received 107 short films competing in the Live Action Short Film category, from which members have selected a preliminary short-list of ten titles. The French film I Could Be Your Grandmother by Bernard Tanguy (Rézina Productions) features among these titles, a film which is also competing in the 2012 Cesar Awards.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles pre-selected. Nominees will be announced live on January 24, 2012, a 5.30 a.m. Los Angeles time, with the Academy Awards ceremony to be held February 26, 2012.

The French production Specky Four-Eyes by Jean-Claude Rozec (Vivement Lundi!) is one of ten short films pre-selected by the Academy in the Animated Short Film category as part of the short-list from which the nominees will be selected.

 It was after winning the Best Animated Short Film at the Aspen Film Festival in April that Specky Four-Eyes entered the race for Oscar nominations as one of the initial pre-selection of 45 short films considered for pre-selection.

Author : Christine Gendre

Latest update : 22 December 2011 à 14:28 CET

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