Documentary Shortlist for 94th Oscars

Fifteen films advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 94th Academy Awards.  One hundred thirty-eight films were eligible in the category. 

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“Ascension”
“Attica”
“Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
“Faya Dayi”
“The First Wave”
“Flee”
“In the Same Breath”
“Julia”
“President”
“Procession”
“The Rescue”
“Simple as Water”
“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
“The Velvet Underground”
“Writing with Fire”

Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 94th Academy Awards.  Eighty-two films qualified in the category. 

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“Águilas”
“Audible”
“A Broken House”
“Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis”
“Coded: The Hidden Love of J. C. Leyendecker”
“Day of Rage”
“The Facility”
“Lead Me Home”
“Lynching Postcards: “Token of a Great Day””
“The Queen of Basketball”
“Sophie & the Baron”
“Takeover”
“Terror Contagion”
“Three Songs for Benazir”
“When We Were Bullies”

Documentary Features for 94th Academy Awards.  

One hundred thirty-eight features are eligible for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 94th Academy Awards.

Documentary features that have won a qualifying film festival award or have been submitted in the International Feature Film category as their country’s official selection are also eligible in the category.  Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.  Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.  A shortlist of 15 films will be announced on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

  1. “Ailey”
  2. “All about My Sisters”
  3. “All Light, Everywhere”
  4. “The Alpinist”
  5. “American 965”
  6. “Ascension”
  7. “Attica”
  8. “Aulcie”
  9. “Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness”
  10. “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
  11. “Becoming Cousteau”
  12. “Beijing Spring”
  13. “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
  14. “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
  15. “Boris Karloff: The Man behind the Monster”
  16. “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”
  17. “Bring Your Own Brigade”
  18. “Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters”
  19. “The Capote Tapes”
  20. “Captains of Za’atari”
  21. “Children of the Enemy”
  22. “Citizen Ashe”
  23. “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
  24. “A Cop Movie”
  25. “Courage”
  26. “A Crime on the Bayou”
  27. “Cusp”
  28. “Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life”
  29. “The Deadliest Disease in America”
  30. “Dying to Divorce”
  31. “Enemies of the State”
  32. “Ennio”
  33. “The Faithful: The King, the Pope, the Princess”
  34. “Far Eastern Golgotha”
  35. “Fathom”
  36. “Faya Dayi”
  37. “Ferguson Rises”
  38. “Final Account”
  39. “Finding Kendrick Johnson”
  40. “Fire Music”
  41. “The First Wave”
  42. “Five Years North”
  43. “Flee”
  44. “45 Days: The Fight for a Nation”
  45. “Found”
  46. “Francesco”
  47. “Hell or High Seas”
  48. “Homeroom”
  49. “In the Same Breath”
  50. “Introducing, Selma Blair”
  51. “Iron Temple”
  52. “Jacinta”
  53. “The Jesus Music”
  54. “Julia”
  55. “The Jump”
  56. “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”
  57. “Kill the Indian Save the Child”
  58. “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
  59. “LFG”
  60. “The Last Forest”
  61. “The Last Shelter”
  62. “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres”
  63. “Lily Topples the World”
  64. “Little Girl”
  65. “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52”
  66. “Los Hermanos/ The Brothers”
  67. “The Lost Leonardo”
  68. “Love It Was Not”
  69. “Magaluf Ghost Town”
  70. “Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan”
  71. “Marx Can Wait”
  72. “Mayor Pete”
  73. “The Meaning of Hitler”
  74. “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma”
  75. “Misha and the Wolves”
  76. “Missing in Brooks County”
  77. “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”
  78. “Moby Doc”
  79. “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”
  80. “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”
  81. “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan”
  82. “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
  83. “The Neutral Ground”
  84. “A New Dawn”
  85. “No Ordinary Man”
  86. “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics”
  87. “Not Going Quietly”
  88. “Nothing but the Sun”
  89. “On Broadway”
  90. “Operation Varsity Blues”
  91. “Ostrov – Lost Island”
  92. “Paper & Glue”
  93. “The Paradigm of Money”
  94. “The People vs. Agent Orange”
  95. “The Phantom”
  96. “Playing with Sharks”
  97. “Pray Away”
  98. “President”
  99. “Procession”
  100. “Qazaq History of the Golden Man”
  101. “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”
  102. “The Race to Save the World”
  103. “Radiograph of a Family”
  104. “The Real Charlie Chaplin”
  105. “Rebel Hearts”
  106. “The Repentants”
  107. “The Rescue”
  108. “Revolution of Our Times”
  109. “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
  110. “Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain”
  111. “Ruth – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words”
  112. “Sabaya”
  113. “Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam”
  114. “Simple as Water”
  115. “Sisters on Track”
  116. “So Late So Soon”
  117. “The Sparks Brothers”
  118. “Speer Goes to Hollywood”
  119. “Storm Lake”
  120. “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Steet”
  121. “Summer Nights”
  122. “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
  123. “Tigre Gente”
  124. “Tina”
  125. “Torn”
  126. “Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation”
  127. “Truth to Power”
  128. “Try Harder!”
  129. “2020: The Dumpster Fire”
  130. “Two Gods”
  131. “Val”
  132. “The Velvet Queen”
  133. “The Velvet Underground”
  134. “Whirlybird”
  135. “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America”
  136. “Wojnarowicz”
  137. “Writing with Fire”
  138. “Wuhan Wuhan”

93rd Oscars Shortlist: Documentary Feature & Short Subject

Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards.  Two hundred thirty-eight films were eligible in the category.  Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.  

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • “All In: The Fight for Democracy”
  • “Boys State”
  • “Collective”
  • “Crip Camp”
  • “Dick Johnson Is Dead”
  • “Gunda”
  • “MLK/FBI”
  • “The Mole Agent”
  • “My Octopus Teacher”
  • “Notturno”
  • “The Painter and the Thief”
  • “76 Days”
  • “Time”
  • “The Truffle Hunters”
  • “Welcome to Chechnya”

Ten films will advance in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 93rd Academy Awards.  One hundred fourteen films qualified in the category.  Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • “Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa”
  • “Call Center Blues”
  • “Colette”
  • “A Concerto Is a Conversation”
  • “Do Not Split”
  • “Hunger Ward”
  • “Hysterical Girl”
  • “A Love Song for Latasha”
  • “The Speed Cubers”
  • “What Would Sophia Loren Do?”

93rd Academy Awards: Documentary Feature for Consideration

Best documentary feature 92nd Awards – AMERICAN FACTORY

Two hundred thirty-eight features are eligible for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards.  Some of the films have not yet had their required qualifying release and must fulfill that requirement and comply with all the category’s other qualifying rules to advance in the voting process.

Documentary features that have won a qualifying award or have been programmed at qualifying film festivals or have been submitted in the International Feature Film category as their country’s official selection are also eligible in the category.  Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.  A shortlist of 15 films will be announced on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

For a full list of eligible documentaries CLICK HERE

 

159 Documentary Features Submitted for 92nd Oscars

One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards, a category that was won by “Free Solo” in 2019.

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases.  Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules in order to advance in the voting process.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Advocate”
“After Parkland”
“The All-Americans”
“Always in Season”
“The Amazing Johnathan Documentary”
“American Dharma”
“American Factory”
“American Relapse”
“Angels Are Made of Light”
“The Apollo”
“Apollo 11”
“Aquarela”
“Ask Dr. Ruth”
“At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal”
“Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable”
“The Biggest Little Farm”
“The Black Godfather”
“Blink of an Eye”
“Blowin’ Up”
“Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes”
“The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story”
“Bridges of Time”
“The Brink”
“Broken Dreams”
“The Bronx USA”
“Bruno Sammartino”
“Buddha in Africa”
“Call Me Intern”
“Carmine Street Guitars”
“The Cave”
“Chasing Einstein”
“Cinema Morocco”
“Citizen K”
“The Cold Blue”
“Cold Case Hammarskjold”
“Combat Obscura”
“The Cordillera of Dreams”
“Cracked Up”
“Cunningham”
“David Crosby: Remember My Name”
“Debut”
“Diego Maradona”
“The Disappearance of My Mother”
“Don’t Be Nice”
“Echo in the Canyon”
“The Edge of Democracy”
“The Elephant Queen”
“Emanuel”
“Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops”
“Fantastic Fungi”
“#Female Pleasure”
“Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles”
“Fiddlin’”
“Finding Farideh”
“Finding the Way Home”
“5B”
“For Sama”
“For the Birds”
“Foster”
“The Fourth Kingdom. The Kingdom of Plastics”
“Framing John DeLorean”
“Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened”
“The Game Changers”
“Gay Chorus Deep South”
“Gaza”
“Ghost Fleet”
“The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash”
“The Gospel of Eureka”
“The Great Hack”
“Hail Satan?”
“Halston”
“Hate among Us”
“Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel”
“Heimat Is a Space in Time”
“Hesburgh”
“Honeyland”
“Hope Frozen”
“The Hottest August”
“Humberto Mauro”
“I Had a Dream”
“Immortal”
“The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”
“It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It”
“Janani’s Juliet”
“Jawline”
“Jay Myself”
“Jim Allison: Breakthrough”
“Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People”
“The Kingmaker”
“Knock Down the House”
“Letter to the Editor”
“Liberty: Mother of Exiles”
“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice”
“Love, Antosha”
“M for Malaysia”
“Maiden”
“Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound”
“Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love”
“Meeting Gorbachev”
“Midnight Family”
“Midnight Traveler”
“Mike Wallace Is Here”
“Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”
“Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements”
“The Most Dangerous Year”
“Mosul”
“Moti Bagh”
“My Home India”
“My Name Is Daniel”
“On the President’s Orders”
“One Child Nation”
“Pavarotti”
“The Proposal”
“Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz”
“Q Ball”
“The Quiet One”
“Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins”
“Reason/Vivek”
“Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project”
“Reinventing Rosalee”
“The Rememberer”
“The River and the Wall”
“Roll Red Roll”
“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese”
“Running with Beto”
“The Russian Five”
“Satan & Adam”
“Scandalous”
“Sea of Shadows”
“Serendipity”
“The Serengeti Rules”
“Shooting the Mafia”
“16 Bars”
“16 Shots”
“The Spy behind Home Plate”
“Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken”
“Talking about Trees”
“Tell Me Who I Am”
“Tesla Nation”
“This Changes Everything”
“This One’s for the Ladies”
“Tigerland”
“To Be of Service”
“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality”
“A Tuba to Cuba”
“Walking on Water”
“Watson”
“Western Stars”
“What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael”
“What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?”
“When Lambs Become Lions”
“When Tomatoes Met Wagner”
“Where’s My Roy Cohn?”
“Who Will Write Our History”
“Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation”
“Wrestle”
“XY Chelsea”
“Ximei”

Documentary features that have won a qualifying award at a competitive film festival or have been submitted in the International Feature Film category as their country’s official selection are also eligible in the category.  A shortlist of 15 films will be announced on 16 December. Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, 13 January 2020.

134 Documentary Features Submitted For 2014 Oscar Race

the-salt-of-the-earthOne hundred thirty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 87th Academy Awards.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq”
“Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case”
“Algorithms”
“Alive Inside”
“All You Need Is Love”
“Altina”
“America: Imagine the World without Her”
“American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”
“Anita”
“Antarctica: A Year on Ice”
“Art and Craft”
“Awake: The Life of Yogananda”
“The Barefoot Artist”
“The Battered Bastards of Baseball”
“Before You Know It”
“Bitter Honey”
“Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity”
“Botso The Teacher from Tbilisi”
“Captivated The Trials of Pamela Smart”
“The Case against 8”
“Cesar’s Last Fast”
“Citizen Koch”
“CitizenFour”
“Code Black”
“Concerning Violence”
“The Culture High”
“Cyber-Seniors”
“DamNation”
“Dancing in Jaffa”
“Death Metal Angola”
“The Decent One”
“Dinosaur 13”
“Do You Know What My Name Is?”
“Documented”
“The Dog”
“E-Team”
“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”
“Elena”
“Evolution of a Criminal”
“Fed Up”
“Finding Fela”
“Finding Vivian Maier”
“Food Chains”
“The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”
“Getting to the Nutcracker”
“Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”
“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia”
“The Great Flood”
“The Great Invisible”
“The Green Prince”
“The Hacker Wars”
“The Hadza: Last of the First”
“Hanna Ranch”
“Happy Valley”
“The Hornet’s Nest”
“I Am Ali”
“If You Build It”
“The Immortalists”
“The Internet’s Own Boy”
“Ivory Tower”
“James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge”
“Jodorowsky’s Dune”
“Journey of a Female Comic”
“Keep On Keepin’ On”
“Kids for Cash”
“The Kill Team”
“Korengal”
“La Bare”
“Last Days in Vietnam”
“Last Hijack”
“The Last Patrol”
“Levitated Mass”
“Life Itself”
“Little White Lie”
“Llyn Foulkes One Man Band”
“Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles”
“Manakamana”
“Merchants of Doubt”
“Mission Blue”
“Mistaken for Strangers”
“Mitt”
“Monk with a Camera”
“Nas: Time Is Illmatic”
“National Gallery”
“Next Goal Wins”
“Next Year Jerusalem”
“Night Will Fall”
“No Cameras Allowed”
“Now: In the Wings on a World Stage”
“Occupy the Farm”
“The Only Real Game”
“The Overnighters”
“Particle Fever”
“Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes”
“Pelican Dreams”
“The Pleasures of Being Out of Step”
“Plot for Peace”
“Point and Shoot”
“Poverty Inc.”
“Print the Legend”
“Private Violence”
“Pump”
“Rabindranath Tagore – The Poet of Eternity”
“Red Army”
“Remote Area Medical”
“Rich Hill”
“The Rule”
“The Salt of the Earth”
“Shadows from My Past”
“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”
“A Small Section of the World”
“Smiling through the Apocalypse – Esquire in the 60s”
“Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”
“The Supreme Price”
“Tales of the Grim Sleeper”
“Tanzania: A Journey Within”
“This Is Not a Ball”
“Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence”
“Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”
“True Son”
“20,000 Days on Earth”
“Unclaimed”
“Under the Electric Sky”
“Underwater Dreams”
“Virunga”
“Waiting for August”
“Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago”
“Warsaw Uprising”
“Watchers of the Sky”
“Watermark”
“We Are the Giant”
“We Could Be King”
“Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger”
“A World Not Ours”

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules in order to advance in the voting process.  A shortlist of 15 films will be announced in December.

Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

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Rule changes open up Academy Award voting

For the first time, the entire voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will automatically be eligible to vote in all 24 Oscar categories. The Academy’s Board of Governors approved a plan 0n 4 May 2013 that will allow members to see the nominated documentary shorts and foreign language films either at a theatrical screening or on DVD.

Prior to the final round of voting in 2014, the Academy will provide members with DVDs of the nominated films in five categories: Foreign Language Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, and Live Action Short Film.  In previous years, members had been required to see the nominated films in a theatre in order to vote.

The change in rules will open the voting in those categories to a much wider global constituency that in previous years could not attend theatrical screenings to qualify to vote.

15 documentary features on Academy shortlist

8acd9e7c0f69570a2f6261cd358dede6The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15 films in the Documentary Feature category that now will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards. One hundred twenty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

  •  Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,Never Sorry LLC
  • Bully, The Bully Project LLC
  • Chasing Ice, Exposure
  • Detropia, Loki Films
  • Ethel, Moxie Firecracker Films
  • 5 Broken Cameras,Guy DVD Films
  • The Gatekeepers, Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil
  • The House I Live In,”Charlotte Street Films, LLC
  • How to Survive a Plague, How to Survive a Plague LLC
  • The Imposter, Imposter Pictures Ltd.
  • The Invisible War, Chain Camera Pictures
  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,Jigsaw Productions in association with Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films
  • Searching for Sugar Man, Red Box Films
  • This Is Not a Film, Wide Management
  • The Waiting Room, Open’hood, Inc

The Documentary Branch viewed the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.