Ron, Bryce Dallas Howard among Oscar live-action short semifinalists

The father-daughter combo of Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard form one of the 11 finalists this year for the live-action short film Oscar.

The Academy released its shortlist today, culled from 125 official entrants. Anywhere from three to five finalists will receive Oscar noms on Jan. 10.

• “A Fabrica (The Factory),” Aly Muritiba, director
(Grafo Audiovisual)
• “Asad,” Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura,
producer (Hungry Man)
• “Buzkashi Boys,” Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr,
producer (Afghan Film Project)
• “Curfew,” Shawn Christensen, director (Fuzzy Logic
Pictures)
• “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw),” Tom Van
Avermaet, director, and Ellen De Waele, producer (Serendipity Films)
• “Henry,” Yan England, director (Yan England)
• “Kiruna-Kigali,” Goran Kapetanovic, director (Hepp
Film AB)
• “The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars,” Silvia Bizio
and Paola Porrini Bisson, producers (Oh! Pen LLC)
• “9meter,” Anders Walther, director, and Tivi Magnusson,
producer (M & M Productions A/S)
• “Salar,” Nicholas Greene, director, and Julie Buck,
producer (Nicholas Greene)
• “when you find me,” Ron Howard, executive producer,
and Bryce Dallas Howard, director (Freestyle Picture Company)

Selections were chosen by the Acad’s short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee viewed via screenings held in
Los Angeles.  Screenings for the entire branch of the shortlisted projects will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

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