Documentary Features pack slims to 15 in 84th Oscar race

Nov 18, 2011 by Ian Evans

As the January 24th nominations announcement inches closer, the Documentary Branch Screening Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has created a shortlist of fifteen documentaries from the one hundred and twenty-four docs that had qualified. This list will soon be shortned to five nominees.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:

  • Battle for Brooklyn (RUMER Inc.)
  • Bill Cunningham New York (First Thought Films)
  • Buck (Cedar Creek Productions)
  • Hell and Back Again (Roast Beef Productions Limited)
  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (Marshall Curry Productions, LLC)
  • Jane’s Journey (NEOS Film GmbH & Co. KG)
  • The Loving Story (Augusta Films)
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (
  • Pina (Neue Road Movies GmbH)
  • Project Nim (Red Box Films)
  • Semper Fi: Always Faithful (Tied to the Tracks Films, Inc.)
  • Sing Your Song (S2BN Belafonte Productions, LLC)
  • Undefeated (Spitfire Pictures)
  • Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (JUF Pictures, Inc.)
  • We Were Here (Weissman Projects, LLC)

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT while the ceremony will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. Stick with for all your 84th Academy Awards coverage.