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Doc10 Supported Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards Nominations

2023 Shortlist Inclusions Reflect Continuing Influence of CMP and Doc10 on Nonfiction Film Industry


CHICAGO, Illinois (December 21, 2022) – With today’s announcement of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ shortlisted titles for the 95th Academy Awards, Chicago-based CMP continued its impressive streak of supporting and introducing audiences to the very best in nonfiction filmmaking year after year. CMP’s flagship programs, the Doc10 documentary film festival held each Spring in Chicago and the Doc5 festival held in a different city each year, are known as a documentary film’s first step on the road to Oscars, having been early supporters of past nominees and winners including SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED), AMERICAN FACTORY, COLLECTIVE, and MINDING THE GAP.


This year’s Doc10 and Doc5 films shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards nominations include:

BAD AXE, dir. David Siev

DESCENDANT, dir. Margaret Brown

FIRE OF LOVE, dir. Sara Dosa

A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS, dir. Simon Lereng Wilmont

THE JANES, dirs. Tia Lessin, Emma Pildes

NAVALNY, dir. Daniel Roher

THE TERRITORY, dir. Alex Pritz


CMP supports films through several programs including the Shifting Voices Film Fund, which launched in 2022 and raised more than $100,000 to support BIPOC filmmakers. Applications for the 2023 cohort of Shifting Voices Film Fund participants open January 3, 2023; the 8th Doc10 documentary film festival will be held in May 2023.

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