Friday, October 23, 2015

Academy announces 124 documentary features submitted for 2015 Oscar race

One hundred twenty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 88th Academy Awards®.

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

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 88th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Above and Beyond
All Things Must Pass
The Armor of Light
Ballet 422
Batkid Begins
Becoming Bulletproof
Being Evel
Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery
Best of Enemies
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Bolshoi Babylon
Brand: A Second Coming
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Call Me Lucky
Cartel Land
Censored Voices
Coming Home
Dark Horse
Deli Man
Dior and I
The Diplomat
(Dis)Honesty – The Truth about Lies
Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll
Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
Eating Happiness
Every Last Child
Evidence of Harm
Farewell to Hollywood
Finders Keepers
The Forecaster
Frame by Frame
Gardeners of Eden
A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile
Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
He Named Me Malala
Heart of a Dog
How to Change the World
The Hunting Ground
I Am Chris Farley
In Jackson Heights
In My Father’s House
India’s Daughter
Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words
Iraqi Odyssey
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Karski & the Lords of Humanity
Killing Them Safely
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lambert & Stamp
A Lego Brickumentary
Listen to Me Marlon
Live from New York!
The Look of Silence
Meet the Patels
The Mind of Mark DeFriest
Misery Loves Comedy
Monkey Kingdom
A Murder in the Park
My Italian Secret
My Voice, My Life
Of Men and War
One Cut, One Life
Only the Dead See the End of War
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
Peace Officer
The Pearl Button
Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer
The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers
Prophet’s Prey
Racing Extinction
The Resurrection of Jake the Snake
Ride the Thunder – A Vietnam War Story of Victory & Betrayal
The Russian Woodpecker
Searching for Home: Coming Back from War
Seeds of Time
The Seven Five
Seymour: An Introduction
A Sinner in Mecca
Something Better to Come
Song from the Forest
Song of Lahore
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans
Stray Dog
Sunshine Superman
Sweet Micky for President
Tab Hunter Confidential
The Tainted Veil
Tap World
Thao’s Library
Those Who Feel the Fire Burning
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
The Touch of an Angel
TransFatty Lives
The True Cost
Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists
The Wanted 18
We Are Many
We Come as Friends
We Were Not Just…Bicycle Thieves. Neorealism
Welcome to Leith
What Happened, Miss Simone?
What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy
Where to Invade Next
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
The Wolfpack

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