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The 2014 Oscars Documentary Feature Shortlist is Announced

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The Oscars have released their shortlist of the 15 documentary features eligible for the Academy Award that have advanced to the next stage of consideration; the final five will be announced along with all other nominations on January 15. The titles and directors below, with links to our previous coverage as applicable:

Art and Craft (Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker) — click here to read a guest post from the directors about completing their film’s score.

The Case Against 8 (Benjamin Cotner, Ryan White) — click here to read the directors’ pre-Sundance statement about their film.

Citizen Koch (Carl Deal, Tia Lessin) — subscribers, click here to read Scott Macaulay’s spring issue profile of the directors.

CitizenFour (Laura Poitras) — click here to read Scott Macaulay’s interview with the director.

Finding Vivian Maier (Charles Siskel, John Maloof)

The Internet’s Own Boy (Brian Knappenberger) — click here to read Steve Macfarlane’s interview with the director.

Jodorowsky’s Dune (Frank Pavich) — click here to read 10 lessons on filmmaking from Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Keep On Keepin’ On (Alan Hicks)

The Kill Team (Dan Krauss) — click here to read Pauline Badon’s interview with the director.

Last Days in Vietnam (Rory Kennedy)

Life Itself (Steve James) — click here to read Brandon Harris’ interview with the director.

The Overnighters (Jesse Moss) — subscribers, click here to read Alix Lambert’s interview with the director from our fall 2014 issue.

The Salt of the Earth (Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders)

Tales of the Grim Sleeper (Nick Broomfield)

Virunga (Orlando von Einsiedel) — click here to read Randy Astle’s interview with the director.

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