‘Jane’ and ‘Ex Libris’ Among 15 Films on the Best Documentary Feature Oscar Shortlist

Only one-third of these titles will be nominated for an Academy Award.

Congratulations to the 15 documentary features shortlisted for the Oscar this week. The Academy announced the titles advancing to the next round of voting, which will result in five nominees revealed on January 23, 2018. Then the winner will be named on March 4, 2018. Here they are:

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/FRONTLINE

Chasing Coral, Exposure Labs in partnership with The Ocean Agency & View Into the Blue in association with Argent Pictures & The Kendeda Fund

City of Ghosts, Our Time Projects and Jigsaw Productions

Ex Libris — The New York Public Library, Ex Libris Films

Faces Places, Ciné Tamaris

Human Flow, Participant Media and AC Films

Icarus, Netflix Documentary in association with Impact Partners, Diamond Docs, Chicago Media Project and Alex Productions

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Paramount Pictures and Participant Media

Jane, National Geographic Studios in association with Public Road Productions

LA 92, Lightbox

Last Men in Aleppo, Larm Film

Long Strange Trip, Double E Pictures, AOMA Sunshine Films and Sikelia

One of Us, Loki Films

Strong Island, Yanceville Films and Louverture Films

Unrest, Shella Films and Little by Little Films

Which of these should and which of these will be nominated? Here’s what our Christopher Campbell says:

(Editor in Chief)

Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.