Weiner and Life, Animated are on the Oscars Shortlist!

The Academy has unveiled the 15 films on the feature documentary shortlist which will advance in the feature documentary competition. We are delighted to have two Dogwoof Global titles moving ahead: Weiner from director Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg and Life, Animated from director Roger Ross Williams.

Also moving forward is Cameraperson from Kirsten Johnson which Dogwoof will distribute in UK cinemas in January 2017. The final five nominated films will be revealed on January 24th 2017 and the awards will take place on Sunday February 26th.

Life, Animated

Winner of Sundance Directing Award, U.S. Documentary
Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen Suskind, a boy diagnosed with Autism, found in Disney animation a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world. Read More...

Director: Roger Ross Williams
Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2016

Weiner

Winner of the US Doc Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2016
With unprecedented access to his family and his campaign team, Weiner documents the dramatic and painfully funny political meltdown of Anthony Weiner, a New York mayoral candidate. Read More...

Directors : Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2016

Full list of the advancing 15 titles:

Cameraperson, Big Mouth Productions
Command and Control, American Experience Films/PBS
The Eagle Huntress, Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions
Fire at Sea, Stemal Entertainment
Gleason, Dear Rivers Productions, Exhibit A and IMG Films
Hooligan Sparrow, Little Horse Crossing the River
I Am Not Your Negro, Velvet Film
The Ivory Game, Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions
Life, Animated, Motto Pictures and A&E IndieFilms
O.J.: Made in America, Laylow Films and ESPN Films
13th, Forward Movement
Tower, Go-Valley
Weiner, Edgeline Films
The Witness, The Witnesses Film
Zero Days, Jigsaw Productions