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“Citizenfour,” “Virunga,” “Life Itself” make Oscar shortlist

Life Itself, Virunga, Citizenfour, The Overnighters, The Case Against 8 and The Salt of the Earth are among the 15 docs shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
December 2, 2014

Life Itself, Virunga, Citizenfour, The Overnighters, The Case Against 8 and The Salt of the Earth are among the 15 docs shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Tribeca-winner Point and Shoot, SXSW-winner The Great Invisible, Netflix title E-Team, and TIFF docs Red Army and Merchants of Doubt are among the bigger-name documentaries to miss out on a spot on the shortlist.

Members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ documentary branch selected the docs from 134 eligible submissions, and will now whittle the 15 shortlisted films down to five nominees, which will be announced on January 15, 2015.

The news comes after the Academy previously unveiled its eight-strong short doc shortlist.

The shortlisted films, with their respective production companies, follow below:

Art and Craft, Purple Parrot Films
The Case Against 8, Day in Court
Citizen Koch, Elsewhere Films
Citizenfour, Praxis Films
Finding Vivian Maier, Ravine Pictures
The Internet’s Own Boy, Luminant Media
Jodorowsky’s Dune, City Film
Keep On Keepin’ On, Absolute Clay Productions
The Kill Team, f/8 filmworks
Last Days in Vietnam, Moxie Firecracker Films
Life Itself, Kartemquin Films and Film Rites
The Overnighters, Mile End Films West
The Salt of the Earth, Decia Films
Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Lafayette Film
Virunga, Grain Media

The Oscar winners will be announced on February 22.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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