On the Academy Awards’ website were published the shortlists for 10 categories, including short docs, animation shorts and live action shorts for the 94th edition of the Oscars.

As 145 live action shorts qualified for the category, 15 were chosen for the shortlist and will be voted by Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation, Directors, Producers and Writers Branches of the Academy for this 94th edition.

Live action shorts shortlist

  • Ala Kachuu – Take and Run by Maria Brendle (Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Censor of Dreams by Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez (France)
  • The Criminals (Les Criminels) by Serhat Karaaslan (France, Romania, Turkey)
  • Distances (Distancias) by Susan Bejar (Spain)
  • The Dress (Sukienka) by Tadeusz Lysiak (Poland)
  • Frimas by Marianne Farley (Canada)
  • Les Grandes Claques (Like the Ones I Used to Know) by Annie St-Pierre (Canada)
  • The Long Goodbye by Aneil Karia (United Kingdom, Netherlands)
  • On My Mind by Jennifer Galvin, Petra Richterova (USA)
  • Please Hold by KD Davila (USA)
  • Stenofonen by Nicolaj Kopernikus (Denmark)
  • Tala’vision by Murad Abu Eisheh (Germany, Jordan)
  • Under the Heavens by Gustavo Milan (Brazil)
  • When the Sun Sets (Lakutshon’ Ilanga) by Phumi Morare (South Africa)
  • You’re Dead Helen (T’es morte Hélène) by Michiel Blanchart (Belgium, France)