NYWIFT Members on the Oscar Shortlist

Congratulations to the following NYWIFT members who have worked on films listed in the 91st Oscars Shortlist! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.

Documentary Feature

Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards®. One hundred sixty-six films were originally submitted in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.


Charm City

Directed by Marilyn Ness

Executive Produced by NYWIFT Member Carolyn Hepburn

During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, CHARM CITY delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of those left on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their future.


Three Identical Strangers

Directed by Tim Wardle

Executive Produced by NYWIFT Member Amy Entelis

Identical triplets become separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global sensation but also unearths an unimaginable secret that has radical repercussions.



Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Executive Produced by NYWIFT Member Amy Entelis
Produced by NYWIFT Member Julie Cohen
Archival Produced by NYWIFT Member Renee Silverman

An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women.

Animated Short

Ten films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®. Eighty-one films had originally qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.


Age of Sail

Directed by John Kahrs

Casting by NYWIFT Member Jen Rudin

Set on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours.


Congratulations again to all those who were announced on the shortlist! Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.