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“Faces Places,” “Jane” make Oscars Doc shortlist

Jane (pictured), Faces Places and Unrest are among the films shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature at the the 90th Academy Awards. On Thursday (Dec. 7), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled ...
December 8, 2017

Jane (pictured), Faces Places and Unrest are among the films shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature at the the 90th Academy Awards.

On Thursday (Dec. 7), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the list of 15 films that have advanced in the voting process, with 170 films originally submitted in the category. Of those named, five projects will earn Oscar nominations.

The nominees, as chosen by Documentary Branch members, will be announced on Jan. 23 and the Academy Awards ceremony takes place on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in L.A.

The 15 shortlisted films are below, with credits supplied by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/FRONTLINE

Chasing Coral
Exposure Labs in partnership with The Ocean Agency & View Into the Blue in association with Argent Pictures & The Kendeda Fund

City of Ghosts
Our Time Projects and Jigsaw Productions

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
Ex Libris Films

Faces Places
Ciné Tamaris

Human Flow
Participant Media and AC Films

Icarus
Netflix Documentary in association with Impact Partners, Diamond Docs, Chicago Media Project and Alex Productions

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Paramount Pictures and Participant Media

Jane
National Geographic Studios in association with Public Road Productions

LA 92 
Lightbox

Last Men in Aleppo
Larm Film

Long Strange Trip
Double E Pictures, AOMA Sunshine Films and Sikelia

One of Us
Loki Films

Strong Island
Yanceville Films and Louverture Films

Unrest
Shella Films and Little by Little Films

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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