IQ Animation Studio team has got the list of 92 animated short films that are submitted for Academy Awards 2020. This list of animated short films is not yet available for the general public. IQ Animations team has used information which is publicly available as well as private information which was submitted by Film-Makers.
There are three pathways to qualifying to Its Academy Award Best Animated Short category:
The movie needs to have won a qualifying award in a competitive film festival. The listing of film festivals and also the specific awards in those festivals which can qualify a movie is located in this pdf.
The film should have been publicly displayed for paid admission in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County or the City of New York for a series of seven consecutive days with at least one screening a day prior to general public exhibition or distribution by any non-theatrical means. The picture also must appear in the theater listings along with the ideal dates and screening period (s).
The movie must have won a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal award at the Academy’s 2019 Student Academy Awards competition in the Animation, Narrative, Alternative or International categories.
Even though each one the films on our list are eligible, it is still up to the filmmaker to take the additional step of entering the movie into the Oscar contest. And even if the movie qualifies by winning an award or viewing theatrically, it has to adhere to each of the Academy’s rules and regulations officially qualifying for the race. For these reasons, no one can be absolutely sure whether each of these movies are going to be on the last list of competent films, however, at this moment in time, it is the nearest thing available to a complete list.
First-round votes by members of the Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch will take place in New York on October 26 and 27, and at Los Angeles on November 9 and 10. Online voting for the shortlist will occur between December 6-10. The 10-film Inspection is scheduled to be announced on December 16.
The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced Monday, January 13, 2020, and the Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
The films are introduced in chronological order: