Out of 101 qualifying documentaries, 15 films have been chosen to advance to the shortlist for the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. A full third of them screened at Mountainfilm in 2010.

Here’s the list, with MF films in bold:
“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Alex Gibney, director
“Enemies of the People,” Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, directors
“Exit through the Gift Shop,” Banksy, director
“Gasland,” Josh Fox, director
“Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould,” Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont, directors
“Inside Job,” Charles Ferguson, director
“The Lottery,” Madeleine Sackler, director
“Precious Life,” Shlomi Eldar, director
“Quest for Honor,” Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, director
“Restrepo,” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, directors
“This Way of Life,” Thomas Burstyn, director
“The Tillman Story,” Amir Bar-Lev, director
“Waiting for ‘Superman’”, Davis Guggenheim, director
“Waste Land,” Lucy Walker, director
“William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe,” Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, directors

(Tillman Story screened at Mountain Summit: Mountainfilm in Aspen in August, the others were in Telluride in May)

The 5 official nominees will be announced in January. Good luck to our good friends!


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