LOS ANGELES, CA â€“Â The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy AwardsÂ®. Â One hundred twenty-four films were originally submitted in the category.
The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
â€œAmy,â€ On the Corner Films and Universal Music
â€œBest of Enemies,â€ Sandbar
â€œCartel Land,â€ Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group
â€œGoing Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,â€ Jigsaw Productions
â€œHe Named Me Malala,â€ Parkes-MacDonald and Little Room
â€œHeart of a Dog,â€ Canal Street Communications
â€œThe Hunting Ground,â€ Chain Camera Pictures
â€œListen to Me Marlon,â€ Passion Pictures
â€œThe Look of Silence,â€ Final Cut for Real
â€œMeru,â€ Little Monster Films
â€œ3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,â€ The Filmmaker Fund, Motto Pictures, Lakehouse Films, Actual
Films, JustFilms, MacArthur Foundation and Bertha BRITDOC
â€œWe Come as Friends,â€ Adelante Films
â€œWhat Happened, Miss Simone?,â€ RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker
â€œWhere to Invade Next,â€ Dog Eat Dog Productions
â€œWinter on Fire: Ukraineâ€™s Fight for Freedom,â€ Pray for Ukraine Productions
The Academyâ€™s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting.Â Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.
The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The 88th OscarsÂ® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby TheatreÂ® at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Â The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.