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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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