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Oscar Unveils List of 15 Films on Documentary-Feature Short List

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Tuesday unveiled its short list of 15 documentary features that will be considered for an Oscar nomination. These films then move to the next round, which is the official nominations.

Competition was stiff. In October, the Acad unveiled the 124 features that were eligible. The documentary branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting; branch members will now select the five nominees from the short list.

The feature-documentary nominations will be announced Jan. 14, along with the contenders in all the other categories. The Oscar ceremony will be held Feb. 28.

The films that will be vying for the five feature-docu nominations are:

“Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music

“Best of Enemies,” Sandbar

“Cartel Land,” Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” Jigsaw Productions

“He Named Me Malala,” Parkes-MacDonald and Little Room

“Heart of a Dog,” Canal Street Communications

“The Hunting Ground,” Chain Camera Pictures

“Listen to Me Marlon,” Passion Pictures

The Look of Silence,” Final Cut for Real (in photo above)

“Meru,” Little Monster Films

“3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” The Filmmaker Fund, Motto Pictures, Lakehouse Films, Actual Films, JustFilms, MacArthur Foundation and Bertha BRITDOC

“We Come as Friends,” Adelante Films

“What Happened, Miss Simone?,” RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker

“Where to Invade Next,” Dog Eat Dog Productions

“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” Pray for Ukraine Productions

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