Academy names 10 live-action shorts contenders
The group will advance to the nomination stage when short films and feature animation branch members will select three to five titles.
Branch screenings will take place in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in January. One hundred and seven films qualified for the category.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:
Je Pourrais Être Votre Grand-Mère (I Could Be Your Grandmother), dir Bernard Tanguy;
Love At First Sight, dir Michael Davies;
Pentecost, dir Peter McDonald;
Raju, dir Max Zähle;
The Road Home, dir Rahul Gandotra;
The Roar Of The Sea, dir Ana Rocha Fernandes and Torsten Truscheit;
Sailcloth, dir Elfar Adalsteins;
The Shore, dir Terry George;
Time Freak, dir Andrew Bowler; and
Tuba Atlantic, dir Hallvar Witzø.
Nominees will be announced on Jan 24 and the 84th Annual Academy Awards are scheduled to take place on Feb 26, 2012.