Cartel Land & 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets in shortlist for 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

It has been announced by the Academy that Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land & Marc Silver's 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets are among 15 titles in the shortlist for the 2016 Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.


The shortlist was selected by the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a preliminary round of voting. Altogether, 124 films were this year vying for Oscar consideration. 

Cartel Land was already a front-runner as the film received the most nominations of any film at the Cinema Eye Awards - among them, Outstanding Feature and Direction and was also among the best reviewed films of the year in Indiewire's Criticwire Network & following a Directing Award for US documentary at Sundance, Indiewire has counted Cartel Land among the front-runners for Best Documentary. 

Marc Silver's 3 ½ Minutes Ten Bullets is also in the running winning the Special Jury Award for Social Impact at Sundance earlier this year and also winning the Youth Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June. 

Cartel Land

Double Sundance Award Winner (U.S. Directing and Cinematography) Cartel Land is a harrowing look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. Read More...

Director : Matthew Heineman
World Premiere: Sundance 2015

3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

Winner of the Social Impact Award at Sundance, 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets tells the story of black teenager Jordan Davis who was tragically killed in a shooting by Michael Dunn, a white male. Produced by Participant Films. Read More...

Director : Marc Silver
World Premiere: Sundance 2015