UPDATE: There’s also this documentary short! “Oscar nominated doc shot with Canon 5D Mark II
Film chronicles Japanese quake
” – the short is called “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”

This morning we’ve seen several tweets and the official announcement from Danfung himself that his Canon EOS 5D Mark II movie “Hell and Back Again” has been nominated for an Academy Award (or Oscar)! That’s the first I’m aware of for an HDSLR movie to be up for an Academy Award!

I was blessed to be able to see the movie when I was out in LA last fall and even got to meet Danfung in person – and we’ll have him on a podcast this year (if I get off my fanny and get those started again ha!).

here are our earlier stories on the movie:

Hell and Back Again – a Canon EOS 5D Mark II documentary premieres and tours the country

Hard to believe this was a year ago (Jan 29, 2011)
“Hell and Back Again” by Danfung Dennis wins Sundance WORLD CINEMA GRAND JURY PRIZE – DOCUMENTARY

Oscar page for the movie

Hell And Back Again - The Oscars 2012 | Academy Awards 2012

“Hell and Back Again” trailer

Others in Documentary

in case you’re curious about the others in the category:

[source: tweet from @goforjared]

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)