The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences unveiled on December 2 the 15-strong list of documentary features that advance in the voting process.

The selections from 134 submissions include Citizenfour (pictured), Life Itself and The Salt Of The Earth, however Red Army and Telluride entry Merchants Of Doubt have been omitted.

The 15 films in alphabetical order are:

  • Art And Craft
  • The Case Against 8
  • Citizen Koch
  • CitizenFour
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • The Internet’s Own Boy
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune
  • Keep On Keepin’ On
  • The Kill Team
  • Last Days In Vietnam
  • Life Itself
  • The Overnighters
  • The Salt Of The Earth
  • Tales Of The Grim Sleeper
  • Virunga.

The Academy’s documentary branch chose the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting and branch members will next select five nominees.

The Academy will announce nominations on January 15 and the 87th Academy Awards show is set for February 22.