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AWARDS WATCH | 15 Films Selected for Oscar Short List in Doc Feature Category

AWARDS WATCH | 15 Films Selected for Oscar Short List in Doc Feature Category

Fifteen documentary films have been selected for the “short list” of titles competing in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 80th Academy Awards, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Documentary Branch screening committee viewed the eligible documentaries in a preliminary round of screenings, according to AMPAS, and branch members will now select the five 2007 nominees from among the 15 titles on this shortlist.

The full list is:

Autism: The Musical,” directed by Tricia Regan

Body of War,” directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro

For The Bible Tells Me So,” directed by Daniel G. Karslake

Lake of Fire,” directed by Tony Kaye

Nanking,” directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman

No End in Sight,” directed by Charles Ferguson

Operation Homecoming – Writing the Wartime Experience,” directed by Richard Robbins

Please Vote For Me,” directed by Wejun Chen

The Price of Sugar,” directed by Bill Haney

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman,” directed by Peter Raymont

The Rape of Europa,” directed by Richard Berge and Bonni Cohen

Sicko,” directed by Michael Moore

Taxi to the Dark Side,” directed by Alex Gibney

War/Dance,” directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

White Light/Black Rain,” directed by Steven Okazaki

Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 and the Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008.

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