The DOC NYC Short List has a history of being a predictor of other awards, from critics’ prizes and top ten lists to the Oscars. Last year, the DOC NYC Short List had ten titles overlapping the subsequent Oscar Documentary Short List, and all five titles that were Oscar nominated. For the last five years, DOC NYC screened the documentary that went on to win the Oscar: Amy (2015), Citizenfour (2014), 20 Feet From Stardom (2013), Searching for Sugar Man (2012), and Undefeated (2011).
All of the DOC NYC Short List titles will show during the festival with the director or other special guests present for their first screening. Additionally, all the directors or other collaborators will participate on Friday, November 11 in the DOC NYC Short List Day of panel conversations.
Screening tickets for Short List titles go on sale in mid-October.
DOC NYC 2016 Short List
- AMANDA KNOX (Netflix) Dirs: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn
- CAMERAPERSON (Janus Films) Dir: Kirsten Johnson
- FIRE AT SEA (Kino Lorber) Dir: Gianfranco Rosi
- GLEASON (Open Road & Amazon Studios) Dir: Clay Tweel
- I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (Magnolia Pictures) Dir: Raoul Peck
- INTO THE INFERNO (Netflix) Dir: Werner Herzog
- JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY (HBO Documentary Films) Dir: Brian Oakes
- LIFE, ANIMATED (The Orchard & A&E IndieFilms) Dir: Roger Ross Williams
- MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES (HBO Documentary Films) Dir: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
- MISS SHARON JONES! (Starz) Dir: Barbara Kopple
- OJ: MADE IN AMERICA (ESPN) Dir: Ezra Edelman
- 13TH (Netflix) Dir: Ava DuVernay
- THE IVORY GAME (Netflix) Dir: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani
- TRAPPED (PBS-Independent Lens) Dir: Dawn Porter
- WEINER (IFC Films & Showtime) Dir: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg