Buzkashi Boys Makes Oscar Shortlist - Raindance

Buzkashi Boys‘ – which won our ‘Short Film of the Festival’ prize this year – has made the shortlist for the Oscars.

‘Buzkashi Boys’ qualified for the Oscars through Raindance and has been getting rave reviews everywhere it screened.

Asad‘ – which also played at Raindance this year – has also been nominated.

You can read the full list of nominations here.

Congratulations to Sam French, Bryan Buckley and all the filmmakers involved.



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