'Shok' from Kosovo has been selected as a contender among 10 films for this year's Best Live Action Short Film for the 88th Academy Awards!!!
'Shok' written and directed by Jamie Donoughue and produced by Eshref Durmishi and Harvey Ascott has been selected by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science as one of this year’s 10 best live action short film from a list of 144 films. The 10 films will now be in competition to be in the 5 nominated films for the Oscar®.
‘SHOK’ is a short film set in Kosovo during the occupation in the 90's, where the friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during Kosovo war.
'Shok' is a co-production between Kosovo and UK, supported by Kosovo Cinematography Center. This film could be Kosovo's first ticket to the Oscars.
The 5 nominated live action short films will be announced on January 14, 2016.
Here’s the announcement from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: http://www.oscars.org/news/10-live-action-shorts-advance-2015-oscar-race