Five Festival Alums Make Oscars Shortlists

    Five Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alums are recognized on the Oscars shortlists!

    Two features and three short films from the 2021 event have been recognized, including Full Frame’s Grand Jury award-winner Faya Dayi (dir. Jessica Beshir).

    As an Academy Award-qualifying event, the recipient of Full Frame’s Jury Award for Best Short becomes eligible for Oscar-qualification. This year, Three Songs for Benazir (dirs. Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei) became eligible after receiving the jury award and is included on the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary Short Subject. The film also held its world premiere at the festival in June.

    Nanfu Wang’s In the Same Breath is included on the Documentary Feature shortlist, in addition to Seth Freed Wessler’s The Facility and Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s Águilas being included on the Documentary Short Subject shortlist.

    Full Frame congratulates all of the films and filmmakers!

    Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.