The list of Oscar qualifying festivals for documentaries has been updated to include more awards from the first half of 2020. As it was said in the statement, it was a decision of the Documentary Branch Executive Committee, due to the closure of cinemas and theatres because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
- Berlin International Film Festival
- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
- Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
- San Francisco International Film Festival
- South By Southwest
- Sundance Film Festival
- Tribeca Film Festival
- True/False Film Festival
As the Academy stated, the process is still ongoing: this means that other festivals may be added shortly to this list.