Canadian Doc ‘Frame 394’ Makes Oscar Short List

Frame 394


By Pat Mullen

Canadian documentary is once again in the hunt for Oscar! The Academy’s shortlist for Best Documentary, Short Subject includes the Canadian doc Frame 394 by Rich Williamson and Shasha Nakhai. The doc continues its run after premiering at Hot Docs and streaming on CBC Docs. (Watch the film below.) Frame 394 follows a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America’s most high-profile police-involved shootings when he combines shrewd detective work with tech-savvy skills.

Last year’s Oscar shortlist for documentary short included two Canadian films, Ann Shin’s My Enemy, My Brother and Adam Benzine’s Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, the latter of which went on to earn a nomination.

The ten shortlist short docs are:

Brillo Box (3¢ Off), Brillo Box Documentary
Close Ties, Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association
Extremis, f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures
4.1 Miles, University of California, Berkeley
Frame 394, Compy Films
Joe’s Violin, Lucky Two Productions
The Mute’s House, The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School
The Other Side of Home, Feeln
Watani: My Homeland, ITN Productions
The White Helmets, Grain Media and Violet Films

Watch Frame 394 here;