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
  • Cph:Dox
  • 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.