Oscars 2016: Documentary Shortlist
BREAKING NEWS: Best Documentary Academy Award 2016 nominees and the films that got snubbed
BEST DOC NOMINATION: Amy
Asif Kapadia's Amy paints an honest, uncompromising and utterly tragic picture of the real girl beneath the media frenzy.
Read our interview with the director
BEST DOC NOMINATION: Cartel Land
Director Matthew Hineman's documentary gives us an unprecedented insight into the drug wars currently elapsing in Mexico and America.
Cartel Land: Full Review
BEST DOC NOMINATION: What Happened, Miss Simone?
Liz Garbus' documentary delves into the history of the legendary singer Nina Simone the "High Priestess of Soul." who was also a powerful civil rights activist.
BEST DOC NOMINATION: The Look Of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer's follow up to The Act of Killing is another harrowing insight into the Cambodian genocides, this time from the perspective of its victims.
The Look of Silence: Full Review
BEST DOC NOMINATION: Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Documentary film explores the 2013-14 political unrest in Ukraine, the student protests and Euromaidan demonstrations aimed at support European integration, and their development into violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.
Best of the rest: Oscar-tipped documentaries that didn't make the shortlist
The Hunting Ground
A shocking tale of mass cover-ups of sexual assault cases at America's Ivy League universities: a monumental exposé of campus rape culture that sparked a national debate.
We Come As Friends
Hubert Sauper mines Sudan for stories in this apocalyptic documentary that, interweaves footage from a huge range of sources into a dizzying journey from Sudan's complex history to its uncertain future.
Where To Invade Next
Michael Moore's latest documentary is a hilarious and subversive comedy, as he plays the role of invader, visiting a host of other nations in order to discover how the U.S. can improve its own prospects.
Best Of Enemies
Comically tense documentary lays on screen the 1968 televised debates between the intellectual antitheses Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. – which sparked a new era of public discourse.
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
Filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the peculiarities and abuses within the Church of Scientology, as he interviews a group of former members of the controversial organisation.
He Named Me Malala
The inspirational story of Malala Youssef, who was shot in the head by speaking out against the Taliban in her home in Northern Pakistan and went on to campaign globally for women's education rights.
He Named Me Malala: Full Review
Heart Of A Dog
Laurie Anderson's lyrical and idiosyncratic film explores her immensely close relationship with her dog, hauntingly beautiful and philosophically poignant.
Listen To Me Marlon
Stevan Riley's powerful and emotionally charged documentary tells the story of the legendary Marlon Brando – in the actor's own words.
Jimmy Chin's vertiginous thrill-ride tells of the world's most competitive big wall climb – The Shark's Fin on Mount Meru, 21,000 feet about India's River Ganges.
3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets
Marc Silver's riveting film tells the story of unarmed black teenager, Jordan Davis, who was shot by white man Michael Dunn at a gas station in 2012, after a mild altercation. The film uses interwoven footage of Dunn's trial and heartbreaking experiences of his family in and out of the courtroom, along with local opinion on Florida's divisive self-defense laws.