LINO LAKES — Along with several audience choice awards at film festivals throughout the U.S., a Lino Lakes director’s short documentary has qualified for the 2018 Academy Awards.

Cy Dodson, a resident of both Lino Lakes and Minneapolis, is the director of the short film, “Beneath the Ink,” which premiered in Cleveland in April. After meeting a variety of requirements such as running in a theater for a week in Los Angeles, his documentary is eligible to compete in the Short Documentary Category of the Academy Awards.

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