Sing (Mindenki) by Kristóf Deák has been nominated for the 89th Academy Awards’ Best Short Film! 

Sing is about a young girl, Zsófi, who is struggling to fit in at her new school – singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation. But the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsófi and her new friend Liza to teach their teacher a lesson. Zsófi is admitted to her new school’s famous choir but soon learns of the cruel ways of their choir director. It will take Zsófi and a new friend to teach their teacher a lesson.

Kristóf Deák (1982, Budapest) started his career in editing before studying directing at Westminster Film School. He has been working in London and Budapest, directing fiction short films and TV drama episodes. He is currently developing his first feature film.

Sing by Kristóf Deák

The nominees for the Best Short Film:

  • Ennemis Intérieurs by Sélim Azzazi
  • La Femme et le TGV by Timo von Gunten
  • Mindenki (Sing) by Kristóf Deák
  • Silent Nights by Aske Bang
  • Timecode by Juanjo Giménez

The nominees for the Best Animated Short Film:

  • Blind Vaysha by Theodore Ushev
  • Borrowed Time by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes by Robert Valley and Cara Speller
  • Pearl by Patrick Osborne
  • Piper by Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

The nominees for the Best Documentary Short Film:

  • Extremis by Dan Krauss
  • 4.1 Miles by Daphne Matziaraki
  • Joe’s Violin by Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
  • Watani: My Homeland by Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
  • The White Helmets by Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

The Academy Awards will take place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.