On the Academy Awards’ website were published the shortlists for 10 categories, including short docs, animation shorts and live action shorts for the 94th edition of the Oscars.

As 82 short documentaries qualified for the category, 15 were chosen for the shortlist and will be voted by Members of the Documentary Branch of the Academy to determine the nominees for this 94th edition.

Short docs shortlist

  • Águilas (Eagles) by Maite Zubiaurre, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (Canada, USA)
  • Audible by Matthew Ogens (USA)
  • A Broken House by Jimmy Goldblum (USA, Lebanon)
  • Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis by Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan (USA)
  • Coded: The Hidden Love of J. C. Leyendecker by Ryan White (USA)
  • Day of Rage by Eli Jean Tahchi (Canada)
  • The Facility by Seth Freed Wessler (USA)
  • Lead Me Home by Pedro Kos, Jon Shenk (USA)
  • Lynching Postcards: “Token of a Great Day” by Christine Turner (USA)
  • The Queen of Basketball by Ben Proudfoot (USA)
  • Sophie & the Baron by Alexandria Jackson (USA)
  • Takeover by Emma Francis-Snyder (USA)
  • Terror Contagion by Laura Poitras (USA)
  • Three Songs for Benazir by Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei (Afghanistan)
  • When We Were Bullies by Jay Rosenblatt (Germany, USA)