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German short films enter the race for 95th Oscar® competition 2023


14 German short films have qualified for submission to the competition for the 95th Oscars® in the categories "Animated Short Film", "Live Action Short Film" and "Documentary Short Film":

DOOM CRUISE by Hannah Stragholz & Simon Steinhorst (17 min, 2021, Studio Corallo, German Short Film Award 2021)
LAIKA & NEMO by Jan Gadermann & Sebastian Gadow (15 min, 2022, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Student Academy Award Silver 2022)
PRISONER OUTSIDE by Igor Medvedev (7 min, 2021, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Animayo 2022 – Grand Jury Award)
STEAKHOUSE by Špela Čadež (9 min, 2021, SI/DE/FR, Fabian&Fred, Anima Brussels 2022 – Grand Prix & Annecy 2022 – Jury Award)

ALMOST HOME by Nils Keller (30 min, 2022, Le Hof Media, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Student Academy Award Gold 2022)
AYSHA by Cengiz Akaygün (13 min, 2021, Free Monkey, Theatrical Run USA)
BRAT by Anna Roller (9 min, 2022, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, allergiker film, German Short Film Award 2022)
NAKAM by Andreas Kessler (33 min, 2022, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Cleveland International Film Festival 2022 – Best Live Action Short)
PROLL! by Adrian Figueroa (30 min, 2021, Film Five, German Short Film Award 2021)
ROOMS by Welf Reinhart (23 min, 2021, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Merki und Reinhart Film, Student Academy Award Silver 2022)

ARALKUM by Daniel Asadi Faezi & Mila Zhluktenko (14 min, 2022, Visions du Réel Nyon 2022 – Jury Prize for the Best Short Film)
CONSTANT by Beny Wagner & Sasha Litvintseva (40 min, 2022, CaSk Film, Guanajuato International Film Festival 2022 – Best International Documentary Short)
DISJOINTED by Clara Helbig (11 min, 2021, German Short Film Award 2021)
HANDBOOK by Pavel Mozhar (26 min, 2021, DE/BY, IDFA Amsterdam 2021 – Award for Best Short Documentary)
SURVIVE by Lara Milena Brose, Kilian Armando Friedrich (30 min, 2021, Camerimage Toruń 2021 – Best Short Documentary)

The respective branches‘ members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will evaluate the submitted films. On 21 December, 2022, the "shortlists" of up to 15 titles each will be announced. The five nominated titles will be announced on 24 January, 2023. The Oscar® ceremony will take place on 12 March, 2023.

Qualifications for submission:
To be eligible to submit a short film to the Oscar competition, the film must have won a main prize at an international festival approved as "qualifying" by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Student Academy Award, or a national film award (e.g. German Short Film Award). Short films that haven’t been produced at film schools may alternatively qualify for submission through a minimum 7-day commercial theatrical release in the United States. The respective "qualifier" is indicated in parentheses.

The Academy doesn’t publish the titles of all submitted short films, so German Films can’t guarantee this listing is complete.

Martin Scheuring (Head of Short Films & Market Projects)