I will be the first to admit, I have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about in this category. I’m just getting this category out of the way. I have a rough guess about what’s winning, but I won’t be shocked if I’m wrong.
Though with that said, I have nothing against the Best Documentary Short category. I say that because next year, there’s a slight possibility that I might be competing in it next year. (We might be opening up a new IndieGogo campaign at some point.)
5th Most likely To Win: Last Day Of Freedom
Apparently parts of this are animated. They rarely nominate movies like this, let alone give them the win.
4th Most likely To Win: Claude Lanzman: Spectres Of The Soul
It’s a documentary short about the making of a documentary feature. Uh… have they EVER gone for something like this in this category before?
3rd Most Likely To Win: A Girl In The River: A Price Of Forgiveness
This one just doesn’t feel like a winner. I mean, it’s about human sacrifice. Doesn’t seem very popular wit the Academy.
2nd Most Likely To Win: Body Team 12
It’s about Ebola. It’s got a catchy title. This feels like the kind of surprise winner that nobody sees coming but makes total sense in context. And yet…
My Predicted Winner: Chau: Beyond The Lines
It’s about a kid with a disability and a dream that also mixes in a war. Score! This is exactly the kind of thing that they like to reward. I’d say this is your winner.
(I haven’t seen any of the nominees.)