Steakhouse by Špela Čadež has been included in the Animated Short Film shortlist at the 2023 Oscars.
Films from 92 countries and regions were eligible for the International Feature Film category, whose shortlist has 15 titles. A total of 81 films qualified for the Animated Short Film category, of which 15 made it to the shortlist.
Steakhouse premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, where it won a Special Mention. The film is a coproduction between Slovenia, Germany and France.
Among the films shortlisted in the International Feature Film Category there is also Return to Seoul by Davy Chou, which was partly shot in Romania. This coproduction between France, Germany, Belgium and Cambodia was serviced in Romania by Visual Walkabout, a new Romanian production company founded by Diana Păroiu, who also is the executive producer of the film.
The Academy’s shortlists were announced on 21 December 2022 and the nominees will be known on 24 January 2023. The 95th Academy Awards will be held on 12 March 2023.