The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced eight semi-finalists for the documentary short subject award, which will be narrowed down when the nominations are announced Jan. 15.
Voters from the documentary branch viewed 58 eligible entries and submitted ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. There will be three to five that get Oscar nominations, depending on how the vote goes.
The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” Perry Films; “Joanna,” Wajda Studio; “Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace,” Show of Force; “The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” Tree Tree Tree; “One Child,” New York U.; “Our Curse,” Warsaw Film School; “The Reaper (La Parka),” Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica; and “White Earth,” Weary Traveler.
The 87th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.