The Shore makes Oscars shortlist, receives IFTA nomination
The Shore, produced in association with Lough Shore Investments, Northern Ireland Screen and Tourism Ireland, is among the final 10 live action short films which will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards®.
The film has also been nominated in the Best Short category for the 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards.
THE SHORE, written, directed and produced by Belfast native Terry George will now go forward for judging by Academy Branch members. They will select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. One hundred and seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The IFTA's will take place in Dublin on Saturday, February 11th.
The Shore, shot entirely on location in Cooney Island, Co. Down, tells the story of Jim Mahon and his return to Belfast with his daughter, Patricia, after 25 years in exile having fled Belfast’s Troubles decades earlier.
In April, Lough Shore Investments announced its investment in The Shore and its partnership with Terry George.
Speaking about his return to Northern Ireland Terry George said: "I felt for quite a while it was a gap in my career that I hadn't actually filmed in my homeland, and it was the best experience I've ever had. Film in Northern Ireland has really ramped up. It has a strong infrastructure now, and the government and the community seem to be in favour of it. They aren't jaded about people shooting on their streets."
The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Los Angeles. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.