Meet the Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers

In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, March 2, we will be introducing—and in some cases re-introducing—you to the filmmakers behind the films nominated for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short Subject. Check in below for interviews from the archives and new content.

So, to kick off The Road to the Oscars®, here we go!

Best Documentary Feature:

THE ACT OF KILLING—Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
The Art of 'Killing': How Much Truth Comes from the Lie that Tells the Truth?

 

CUTIE AND THE BOXER—Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
Meet the IDA Awards Honorees: Zachary Heinzerling

 

DIRTY WARS—Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
WATCH: 'Dirty Wars' Director Richard Rowley Explains How to Tell a Global Story Through One Journalist

 

 

 

 

THE SQUARE—Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
Meet the Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers: Jehane Noujaim, Director, 'The Square'

 

 

20 FEET FROM STARDOM—Morgan
Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers
Unsung Heroes: Twenty Feet from Stardom Hails the Singers behind the Hits

 

Best Documentary Short Subject:

CAVEDIGGER—Jeffrey Karoff

Meet the Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers: Jeffrey Karoff, Director/Producer, 'CaveDigger'

 

FACING FEAR—Jason Cohen
Meet the Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers: Jason Cohen, Director/Producer, 'Facing Fear'

 

 

THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE—Malcolm Clarke
Meet the Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers: Malcolm Clarke, 'The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life'

 

PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL—Edgar Barens
Meet the Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker: Edgar Barens, Director, 'Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Jack Hall'

 

 

 

Best Foreign Film:

THE MISSING PICTURE—Rithy Pranh
A Cambodian 'Night and Fog': Filmmaker Rithy Panh Takes on the Khmer Rouge Genocide

 

 

Be sure to check out all the nominated films at IDA's annual DocuDay, Saturday, March 1, at at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Thomas White is editor of Documentary.

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