List of Oscar® 2013 qualifying Live Action Short Films

This is the list of the short film that have had the qualification to compete for the Best Live Action Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards.

This year I disapprove some choices of the Academy in this category, being short-listed two short films, which I think should not have to compete. One of these has a million dollar budget and the producer is well known.
I believe that the Academy should support more small productions and young filmmakers who often make their films with little money, efforts in production, but big passion.

Therefore I believe that the great snubbed is

"LIMERENCE", directed by Giuseppe Rossi,

which really represents what is a great indie film.
A film made ​​with love.
So it remains at the top of this list.

However, the most original and creative short still in race is "Death Of A Shadow".

1) *Curfew* (winner)
2) Don van een schaduw - Death of a Shadow*
3) Asad
4) Buzkashi Boys
5) Henry


Note: This list was filled out with the films that have won an award for qualification in the festival circuit of the Oscars or that are commercially released in theaters.
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1.
Limerence (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A singer is reinventing jazz music, but after being dumped by his girlfriend loses the creative inspiration. He will fight in a musical duel to get back his beloved. (16 mins.)
Director: Giuseppe Rossi
 
2.
Curfew (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours. (19 mins.)
 
3.
Death of a Shadow (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier Nathan Rijckx collects shadows of dying... (20 mins.)
 
4.
Asad (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land. (18 mins.)
Director: Bryan Buckley
 
5.
Buzkashi Boys (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi -... (28 mins.)
Director: Sam French
 
6.
Henry (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
 
7.
A Fábrica (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Visiting day. Lindalva prepares food to take it to her son who is in jail. Metruti, Lindalva's son,... (15 mins.)
Director: Aly Muritiba
 
8.
Salar (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two lives cross in an isolated Bolivian village: a disgruntled American doctor looking to leave, and a Bolivian salt miner who's just been stabbed in the hand. (19 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Greene
 
9.
When You Find Me (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young boy asks his pregnant mother if he will like his baby brother, and he asks her if she has a brother...
 
10.
The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The courage to hope and the life affirming gift of organ donation. (23 mins.)
Director: Edoardo Ponti
 
11.
Under (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A love story about city girl Sydney, a relapsed drug addict, who is convinced to journey to a country cabin by her fiance Tom, in order to clean up. (23 mins.)
Director: Mark Raso
 
12.
The Devil's Ballroom (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Along his strenuous journey to the North Pole, a chance encounter forces a fearless explorer to make an impossible decision. (15 mins.)
 
13.
The Extraordinary Life of Rocky (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rocky grows up surrounded by death: everyone around him dies in a freak accident and each time he's at the center of it all. A modern tale about a lot of bad luck and a tiny bit of bliss. (14 mins.)
Director: Kevin Meul
 
14.
Opowiesci z chlodni (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two supermarket workers under the pressure of the boss have to mobilize themselves. They have only two days to find a goal in life. They decide to participate in the TV program "The unhappiest person of the month". (26 mins.)
 
15.
Jallaabasho shabaq la'aan (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Pirates in Somalia, from the perspective of the pirates. (17 mins.)
Director: Cutter Hodierne
 
16.
El barco pirata (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(20 mins.)
 
17.
The Piano Tuner (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Adrien is a young pianist prodigy. He collapsed psychologically having failed in a renowned competition and henceforth works as a piano tuner... (14 mins.)
Director: Olivier Treiner
 
18.
Doubles with Slight Pepper (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Doubles with Slight Pepper is a dramatic film set in Trinidad during Christmas. It's a coming of age story centered around Dhani, a young street food vendor, who must decide if he will help save his estranged Father from dying. (16 mins.)
Director: Ian Harnarine
 
19.
For Elsie (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Glenn is about to teach the hardest piano lesson of his life... for his life! (23 mins.)
Director: David Winstone
 
20.
Een Bizarre Samenloop Van Omstandigheden (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three completely unconnected incidents lead to a explosive climax in the heart of the city of Amsterdam. (9 mins.)
Director: Joost Reijmers
 
21.
The Centrifuge Brain Project (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Based on his childhood fascination for the strange atmosphere of amusement parks Till Nowak created... (7 mins.)
Director: Till Nowak
 
22.
Revolution Reykjavík (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As the Icelandic economy collapses, Gudfinna (58) struggles to retain her dignity. (19 mins.)
 
23.
Zoltan: The Hungarian Gangster of Love (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Felliniesque adventure that centers on the Don Juan of a remote Hungarian Village, during his daily quest to satisfy his lust for women. (14 mins.)
Director: Justin Reardon
 
24.
Damaged Goods (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A jilted kids' party entertainer, attempts to re-enter the dating scene after suffering a bad breakup and a rare sexual injury. (28 mins.)
Director: Michael Miceli
 
25.
L Train (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
L TRAIN is the story of Sunny, a teenaged African American girl. Her commute through an inner city Chicago winter reinforces a negativity in her... (10 mins.)
Director: Anna Musso
 
26.
Rafa (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(25 mins.)
Director: João Salaviza
 
27.
Superman, Spiderman or Batman (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Aron, a 5-year-old boy, together with his worried father, sets out on a journey at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother who is suffering from a heart condition. (11 mins.)
Director: Tudor Giurgiu
 
28.
La huída (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chewing gum . A dog leash. An Australia shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light... Each of these elements has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot. (11 mins.)
Director: Victor Carrey
 
29.
Without Snow (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A brutal and naked portrait of a group of youngsters in a small Swedish town, where bullying leads to fatal consequences. 16-year-old Linus and his best friend are systematically harassing a boy in their school. (35 mins.)
Director: Magnus von Horn
 
30.
'FLY' a Legacy (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Most people have a memory of a first time catching a fish, and 'FLY a Legacy' reflects my memories, and the vivid moments that I experience as a young man with my grandfather. An evolution, from the float, to the fly. (7 mins.)
 
31.
Pitch Black Heist (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Liam (Liam Cunningham) and Michael (Michael Fassbender) are professional safe crackers who meet on a... (13 mins.)
Director: John Maclean
 
32.
Silent (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The prison of Diyarbakir, the setting of the story, is like the symbol of the torture experienced in... (14 mins.)
 
33.
Himmelen bak huset (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Jon's mom is dead, yet she still comes every night before he falls asleep to wish him a good night. But one night she does not... (26 mins.)
 
34.
And Winter Slow (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Set on a remote frozen lake in the Adirondack Mountains, And Winter Slow, is the story of a woman trying... (17 mins.)
Director: Brian Lannin
 
35.
What We'll Leave Behind (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The tragic story of two brothers grappling with the death of their father. One was loved and the other... (40 mins.)
 
36.
The Cage (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Parents squabbling over a sick bird that was brought in by their son Alex. (17 mins.)
Director: Adrian Sitaru
 
37.
Wallenda (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The famous high-wire patriarch Karl Wallenda and how he gets his first circus job in 1920's Germany performing handstands on the high-wire with the Louis Weitzmann Troupe. (20 mins.)
Director: V.W. Scheich
 
38.
Los crímenes (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(19 mins.)
 
39.
Ebony Society (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(12 mins.)
Director: Tammy Davis
 
40.
Prima Donna (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
May is a 13 year-old girl who hopes to win a singing competition but a dreaded pit stop on the road turns into an endless detour, when her father, a gambler decides he has other plans. (12 mins.)
Director: Laurie Thomas
 
41.
Grand Opening (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Paudge, a cranky Irish pub owner keeps redecorating his bar hoping to attract customers, but no matter how many grand openings he has the locals stay away. Maybe Paudge needs to change more than his bar. (13 mins.)
Director: Liam O Mochain
 
42.
Gin & Dry (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A booze heist in an old people's home. (15 mins.)
Director: Oscar Plewes
 
43.
Toy Soldiers (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Sixteen year-old Shane finds himself in the reluctant position of baby-sitter to his kid brother Charlie while his mother is at work... (16 mins.)
Director: Mike Hayes
 
44.
At the Formal (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Modern and ancient rituals collide in this macabre depiction of a high school formal. (8 mins.)
Director: Andrew Kavanagh
 
45.
Maybe Siam (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(12 mins.)
 
46.
Rotkop (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Olli (15) is a lonely skunk who makes trouble whenever he can. He spends his days by riding his motorcycle and hanging around in the park... (18 mins.)
 
47.
The Strange Ones (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A man and a boy, traveling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is quite what it seems to be. (14 mins.)
 
48.
Bear (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Follows the continuing adventures of Jack, who always takes things too far. This time he is organizing a surprise for his girlfriend, with unintended consequences. (11 mins.)
Director: Nash Edgerton
 
49.
The Chair (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
THE CHAIR is the story of one boy's reaction to a mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold in his small, rural town. (10 mins.)
Director: Grainger David
 
50.
Mari Pepa (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(18 mins.)
Director: Samuel Kishi
 
51.
Kinderspiel (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Sixteen-year-old Leon seeks his place between social responsibility and youthful levity. (18 mins.)
Director: Lars Kornhoff
 
52.
Snow Tapes (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(14 mins.)
 
53.
Detras del espejo (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The death of a woman complicates the underground business of a sleazy motel's janitor. (12 mins.)
Director: Julio O. Ramos
 
54.
Dura Lex (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Kristi, a single mother, has to prove her innocence in a human trafficking case, since it appears that her illegal cleaning lady is not who she claims to be. Kristi is confronted with an impossible choice. (18 mins.)
Director: Anke Blondé
 
55.
Reset (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
(18 mins.)
 
56.
Diane Wellington (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Diane Wellington disappeared in South Dakota in 1938 at the age of 15. She has just be found. (10 mins.)
 
57.
Praça Walt Disney (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A quasi-musical approach on contemporary urban life that reflects Brazilian society and many others throughout the world... (21 mins.)
 
58.
Baby (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman is followed home by a stranger. (25 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mulloy
 
59.
Animal Love (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In a near future of environmental degradation, a couple meets for an internet hook-up in an animal lover's apartment. (16 mins.)
Director: Mollie Jones
 
60.
Surveillant (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Its another quiet summer day in Park Dufresne. The neighborhood youth loiter around the park until a new park monitor appears for his first day of work. Two universes clash and a territorial struggle begins. (18 mins.)
Director: Yan Giroux
 
61.
Time of the Plums (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
It's the time of the plums and 10-year-old Yasemin lives in her own world of fantasy. On a day her fantasy world hinders her first encounter with death. (10 mins.)
Director: Sezen Kayhan
 
62.
I Am John Wayne (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A lyrical portrait of 'Taco', a young urban cowboy struggling with the death of his best friend. (18 mins.)
Director: Christina Choe
 
63.
Yardbird (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father. (13 mins.)
Director: Michael Spiccia
 
64.
Hypermarket Nation (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(26 mins.)
Director: Paula Korva
 
65.
How to Pick Berries (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Visitors from a distant place appear in the misty swamps of Northern Finland. The locals grow restless - things are changing... (19 mins.)
 
66.
No Sex Just Understand (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
(17 mins.)
Director: Mariken Halle
 
67.
Child of the Desert (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A military mother, who has just suffered the loss of her son, meets an undocumented immigrant in the West Texas desert and befriends him. (19 mins.)
Director: Iliana Sosa