Question by Alexul: How does a live action short film get to be nominated for Oscar?
how can a short film enter the race for a nomination ? besides being good and stuff, and from where do the academy members choose the short films?
Answer by directorg
You put your name in a bucket, light a match, and hope yours is one of the 5 names that remain after the rest light up the sky.
Actually, I think it’s more related to being a short film that wins another festival (i.e. Sundance) first. If it’s not a winner of something else first, there’s no way in hell it’s getting selected for the Oscars.
As far as which 5 they’ll choose, maybe that’s determined by the Academy’s mood that day. It probably wouldn’t hurt to have connections, though!
Beyond that, good luck!
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