Feature Documentary Oscar Short List Announced

Fifeteen feature length documentaries have made it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s short list for Academy Award consideration. The films are-

  • Autism: The Musical– directed by Tricia Regan
  • Body of War– directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro
  • For The Bible Tells Me So– directed by Daniel G. Karslake
  • Lake of Fire– directed by Tony Kaye
  • Nanking– directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman
  • No End in Sight– directed by Charles Ferguson
  • Operation Homecoming – Writing the Wartime Experience,- directed by Richard Robbins
  • Please Vote For Me– directed by Wejun Chen
  • The Price of Sugar– directed by Bill Haney
  • A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman– directed by Peter Raymont
  • The Rape of Europa– directed by Richard Berge and Bonni Cohen
  • Sicko– directed by Michael Moore
  • Taxi to the Dark Side– directed by Alex Gibney
  • War/Dance– directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
  • White Light/Black Rain– directed by Steven Okazaki

I’ve only seen a few of the nominated films, so I can’t speak to the others’ worth. Still, I am a bit surprised that such critical well received films as In The Shadow Of The Moon and The King Of Kong didn’t make the cut.

Out of these 15, five films will be selected to be placed on the ballot for Oscar voting. The official nominees will be announced on January 22, 2008.

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