The Academy has whittled down 141 submissions to a shortlist of ten films in the running for the 87th Academy Awards.
The films in alphabetical order by title are:
Aya, dirs Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis;
Baghdad Messi, dir Sahim Omar Kalifa, pdr Kobe Van Steenberghe;
Boogaloo And Graham, dir Michael Lennox, wr Ronan Blaney;
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak), Hu Wei, director, pdr Julien Féret;
Carry On, dir Yatao Li;
My Father’s Truck, dir Maurício Osaki;
Parvaneh, dir Talkhon Hamzavi, pdr Stefan Eichenberger;
The Phone Call, dir Mat Kirkby, dir wr James Lucas;
SLR, dir Stephen Fingleton, pdr Matthew James Wilkinson;
Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol), dirs Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon.
The Academy’s short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee viewed all the eligible entries.
The branch will now select three to five nominees following a series of screenings in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December.
The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 15 ahead of the ceremony on February 22.