Eight documentary shorts have been placed on the short list for the Academy Awards, including Cynthia Wade's Mondays at Racine, which played the festival this past April. Also on the list, Rachel Grady, who was on the 2009 NaFF Documentary Jury.
Here's the complete list:
The Education of Mohammad Hussein, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Inocente, directed by Sean Fine
Kings Point, directed by Sari Gilman
Mondays at Racine, directed by Cynthia Wade
Open Heart, directed by Kief Davidson
ParaÍso, directed by Nadav Kurtz
The Perfect Fit, directed by Tali Yankelevich
Redemption, directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill
Congratulations to all the filmmakers.
The final list of nominees will be announced on January 10, 2013.