Five Oscar Nominations; Five DOC NYC Alumni

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the official nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards on Monday, January 13th. In both the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories, DOC NYC Alumni made a strong showing. All five nominated films in the Documentary Feature category and three of the five nominated films in the Documentary Short subject category are DOC NYC Short List Alumni. Congrats to all the films and filmmakers nominated!

Documentary Features:
AMERICAN FACTORY
THE CAVE
THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY
FOR SAMA
HONEYLAND (also nominated for Best International Film)

All five nominees screened in DOC NYC 2019’s Short List: Features Section.

Documentary Short Subjects:
IN THE ABSENCE* (World Premiere & Jury Prize winner at DOC NYC 2018)
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)*
LIFE OVERTAKES ME
ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN*
WALK RUN CHA-CHA

*Screened in DOC NYC’s 2019 Short List: Shorts Section

The DOC NYC Short List for documentary features officially started in 2012 with 10 titles and grew to 15 titles in 2014. It has a history of being a predictor of other awards, from critics’ prizes and top ten lists to the Oscars. For each of the past five years, the DOC NYC Short List has had nine to ten titles overlapping the subsequent Academy Award Documentary Short List, and four to five titles that were Oscar nominated. For the last seven years, DOC NYC screened the documentary that went on to win the Academy Award, a streak dating before the Short List began.