Oscar® 2013 Shortlist Documentary Short Subject

by oscarshortfilms | created - 11 Oct 2012 | updated - 10 Jan 2013 | Public

The eight Documentary Short Subject that have made the shortlist for the 85th Academy Awards. Voters from the Academy's Documentary Branch viewed this year's 31 eligible entries.

1)*Inocente* (winner) 2) Kings Point 3) Mondays at Racine 4) Open Heart 5) Redemption

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1. Inocente (2012)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.4
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A personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix

Votes: 316 | Gross: $2.14M

2. Kings Point (2012)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.7
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A documentary on five seniors living in a retirement resort in Florida - men and women who came decades ago with their spouses by their sides, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the universal desire for human connection.

Director: Sari Gilman

Votes: 177

3. Mondays at Racine (2012)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.5
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Every third Monday of the month, two bold, brassy sisters open the doors of their Long Island hair salon to women diagnosed with cancer. As locks of hair fall to the floor, women gossip, ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Wade | Stars: Rachel Delmolfetto, Linda Hart, Cambria Russell, Cynthia Sansone

Votes: 181

4. Open Heart (2013)

54 min | Documentary

7.1
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Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood ... See full summary »

Director: Kief Davidson

Votes: 127

5. Redemption (IV) (2013)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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Redemption is a documentary about New York City's canners - the men and women who survive by redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs, garbage cans and apartment complexes. You've... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill

Votes: 228

6. The Education of Mohammad Hussein (2013)

Not Rated | 38 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

5.4
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"The Education Of Mohammad Hussein" is an intimate look at how the largest Muslim community in the U.S. responds to the provocations of an antiIslamic preacher. Through the eyes of children... See full summary »

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Votes: 89

7. Paraiso (2011)

9 min | Short

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Director: Christine Dianne Aquino

8. The Perfect Fit (2012)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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An almost completely silent film with music, The Perfect Fit is the story of five women who meet by chance in a vintage clothing store, each searching for something important. Full of ... See full summary »

Director: Beth Grant | Stars: Mary Chieffo, Octavia Spencer, Ahna O'Reilly, Frances Fisher

Votes: 13