The Academy on Friday (18) unveiled the features that advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards, but Werner Herzog’s Into The Abyss, Steve James’ The Interrupters and Asif Kapadia’s Senna are notable absentees.

One hundred and twenty-four films had originally qualified in the category. The documentary branch screening committee will next select five nominees.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Battle For Brooklyn
Bill Cunningham New York
Hell and Back Again
If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front
Jane’s Journey
The Loving Story
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Project Nim
Semper Fi: Always Faithfu
Sing Your Song
Under Fire: Journalists In Combat
We Were Here

The documentary branch screening committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. The nominations will be announced on Jan 24, 2012.