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15 films make the Best Documentary Oscar shortlist

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Fifteen documentaries have made the shortlist for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The documentary ranks include CitizenFour, Laura Poitras’ powerhouse about Edward Snowden, Life Itself, a look at the life of Roger Ebert, and The Case Against 8, about the Prop 8 Supreme Court case. Last Days of VietnamJodorowsky’s Dune, and Virunga, also made the list.

CitizenFour already picked up two awards this week, winning the Gotham Independent Film Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Award.

Art and Craft, Purple Parrot Films

The Case Against 8, Day in Court

Citizen Koch, Elsewhere Films

CitizenFour, Praxis Films

Finding Vivian Maier, Ravine Pictures

The Internet’s Own Boy, Luminant Media

Jodorowsky’s Dune, City Film

Keep On Keepin’ On, Absolute Clay Productions

The Kill Team, f/8 filmworks

Last Days in Vietnam, Moxie Firecracker Films

Life Itself, Kartemquin Films and Film Rites

The Overnighters, Mile End Films West

The Salt of the Earth, Decia Films

Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Lafayette Film

Virunga, Grain Media