Canadian titles land on Oscars short doc list

My Enemy, My Brother and the Canadian copro Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (pictured) have made the shortlist for Documentary Short Subject.
Lanzmann

Toronto-based Fathom Film Group’s My Enemy, My Brother and the Canada/U.S./U.K. copro Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah have made the shortlist for the upcoming Academy Awards in the Documentary Short Subject category.

My Enemy, My Brother is directed by Ann Shin, who also penned the project along with Melanie Horkan. Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah is written/directed by Adam Benzine, with Het Black Iris America and ZDF/Arte producing. Earlier this year, HBO Documentary Films announced it had picked up Lanzmann soon after it screened at the Hot Docs festival.

A total of 10 films were named to the shortlist on Monday, including Body Team 12, Chau, Beyond the Lines, 50 Feet from Syria, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Last Day of Freedom, Minerita,  Starting Point and Testimoney. Of that list, five will receive Oscar nominations, to be announced on Jan. 14, 2016. The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.