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.