Best Documentary Short

The final shorts category at the Oscars is documentary short. To be eligible for nomination, these films had to win at one of the qualifying film festivals.

Oscars 2016 – Best Documentary Short

Documentary short is a difficult category to gauge since most people don’t have any chances to check them out. This year there are two Netflix nominees so you can check out The White Helmets and Extremis and we’ve got your back with descriptions of each below!

Best Documentary Short

HBO is nominated three times this year, but they’re not the only powerful documentary shorts. Injustice and suffering is the prominent theme running through all five nominees, with few lighthearted breaks to relax and recoup.

Oscars 2014 — Best Documentary Short

The Documentary Short category can be a difficult one to predict as most people don’t have the opportunity to see the nominees and we don’t get many other award shows as predictors. Each of the nominees focus on transformation this year. Both CaveDigger and Prison Terminal are strong contenders, but that isn’t to discount the powerful, emotional turns in Lady in Number 6 or Facing Fear. Karama seems to be a good companion piece to feature length documentary nomination The Square that focuses on the Egyptian revolution.

For all trailers, click the title of the documentary.

  1. The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
  2. CaveDigger
  3. Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
  4. Facing Fear
  5. Karama Has No Walls