Apollo 11

Apollo 11, The Biggest Little Farm, The Sea Of Shadows and The Elephant Queen are among 159 features submitted for consideration in the documentary feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards.

The Academy unveiled the list on Tuesday (12).Several films have not yet had their Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases. Submissions must fulfil theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules in order to advance in the voting process.

Documentary submissions may also qualify for Oscars in other categories, including best picture. Documentary features that have won a qualifying award at a competitive film festival or have been submitted in the international feature film category as their country’s official selection are also eligible.

The Academy will announce the shortlist of 15 films on December 16, and the nominations on January 13, 2020. The awards ceremony takes place on February 9, 2020.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:


After Parkland

The All-Americans

Always In Season

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

American Dharma

American Factory

American Relapse

Angels Are Made Of Light

The Apollo

Apollo 11


Ask Dr. Ruth

At The Heart Of Gold: Inside The USA Gymnastics Scandal

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable


The Biggest Little Farm

The Black Godfather

Blink Of An Eye

Blowin’ Up

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes

The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story

Bridges Of Time

The Brink

Broken Dreams

The Bronx USA

Bruno Sammartino

Buddha In Africa

Call Me Intern

Carmine Street Guitars

The Cave


Chasing Einstein

Cinema Morocco

Citizen K

The Cold Blue

Cold Case Hammarskjold

Combat Obscura

The Cordillera Of Dreams

Cracked Up


David Crosby: Remember My Name


Diego Maradona

The Disappearance Of My Mother

Don’t Be Nice

Echo In The Canyon


The Edge Of Democracy

The Elephant Queen


Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Fantastic Fungi

#Female Pleasure

Fiddler: A Miracle Of Miracles


Finding Farideh

Finding The Way Home


For Sama

For The Birds


The Fourth Kingdom. The Kingdom Of Plastics


Framing John DeLorean

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

The Game Changers

Gay Chorus Deep South


Ghost Fleet

The Gift: The Journey Of Johnny Cash

The Gospel of Eureka

The Great Hack

Hail Satan?


Hate among Us

Heading Home: The Tale Of Team Israel

Heimat Is A Space In Time




Hope Frozen

The Hottest August

Humberto Mauro

I Had a Dream


The Inventor: Out for Blood In Silicon Valley

It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It

Janani’s Juliet


Jay Myself

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice Of The People

The Kingmaker

Knock Down The House


Letter To The Editor

Liberty: Mother of Exiles

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice

Love, Antosha

M for Malaysia


Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound

Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love

Meeting Gorbachev

Midnight Family

Midnight Traveler

Mike Wallace Is Here

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements

The Most Dangerous Year



Moti Bagh

My Home India

My Name Is Daniel

On the President’s Orders

One Child Nation


The Proposal

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World Of Ben Ferencz

Q Ball

The Quiet One

Raise Hell: The Life And Times Of Molly Ivins


Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Reinventing Rosalee


The Rememberer

The River and the Wall

Roll Red Roll

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese

Running with Beto

The Russian Five

Satan & Adam


Sea Of Shadows


The Serengeti Rules

Shooting The Mafia

16 Bars

16 Shots


The Spy behind Home Plate

Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken

Talking about Trees

Tell Me Who I Am

Tesla Nation

This Changes Everything

This One’s For The Ladies


To Be of Service

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality

A Tuba To Cuba

Walking On Water


Western Stars


What She Said: The Art Of Pauline Kael

What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?

When Lambs Become Lions

When Tomatoes Met Wagner

Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Who Will Write Our History

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation


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