Here are the 15 films that made the cut from the original 124 contenders.
- “Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music
- “Best of Enemies,” Sandbar
- “Cartel Land,” Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group
- “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” Jigsaw Productions
- “He Named Me Malala,” Parkes-MacDonald and Little Room
- “Heart of a Dog,” Canal Street Communications
- “The Hunting Ground,” Chain Camera Pictures
- “Listen to Me Marlon,” Passion Pictures
- “The Look of Silence,” Final Cut for Real
- “Meru” Little Monster Films
- “3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” The Filmmaker Fund, Motto Pictures, Lakehouse Films, Actual Films, JustFilms, MacArthur Foundation and Bertha BRITDOC
- “We Come as Friends,” Adelante Films
- “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker
- “Where to Invade Next,” Dog Eat Dog Productions
- “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” Pray for Ukraine Productions
6 of the predictions from our last post about the documentary feature contenders made the list. I’m not too surprised by the selections. A number of the films have gotten a lot of mainstream press, been festival favorites, or have even appeared on U.S. cable television.
The 5 official nominees will be announced on January 14th.
It’s difficult to narrow down the above films, but here are my nominee predictions:
- “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”
- “He Named Me Malala”
- “The Look of Silence”
- “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”
What do you think? Let us know your predictions. Expect reviews of some of the above films coming in the near future.