Amy, Cartel Land, Where To Invade Next and Best of Enemies have made it on to the Academy Award documentary shortlist from a pool of 124 submissions.


The 15 films announed on Tuesday (Nov 1) are listed below in alphabetical order by title.

  • Amy
  • Best Of Enemies
  • Cartel Land
  • Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Heart Of A Dog
  • The Hunting Ground
  • Listen To Me Marlon
  • The Look Of Silence
  • Meru
  • 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets
  • We Come as Friends
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Where To Invade Next
  • Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

The Academy’s Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees.

Nominations are announced on Jan 14, 2016 and the 88th Academy Awards will take place on Feb 28, 2016.

Amy director Asif Kapadia gives a keynote presentation at the Screen Film Summit, London, 10 December. Book ticketsL