“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” Nominated for an Oscar

The CAAM-funded film has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

UPDATE: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, is an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

We’re excited to announce that CAAM-funded film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, has been shortlisted for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

The film premiered on PBS’ Frontline series earlier this fall, and has received many accolades, including a Critics’ Choice Award. The film received funding from CAAM with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through our Documentary Fund Open Call awards. Abacus screened at CAAMFest in March, where director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) was in attendance. Read our exclusive Q&A with director Steve James here.

The shortlist includes 15 documentaries (below), and the nominees will be announced on January 23, 2018.

The 15 Documentaries Shortlisted for an Oscar:

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/Frontline

Chasing Coral
Exposure Labs in partnership with The Ocean Agency & View Into the Blue in association with Argent Pictures & The Kendeda Fund

City of Ghosts
Our Time Projects and Jigsaw Productions

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
Ex Libris Films

Faces Places
Ciné Tamaris

Human Flow
Participant Media and AC Films

Netflix Documentary in association with Impact Partners, Diamond Docs, Chicago Media Project and Alex Productions

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Paramount Pictures and Participant Media

National Geographic Studios in association with Public Road Productions

LA 92

Last Men in Aleppo
Larm Film

Long Strange Trip
Double E Pictures, AOMA Sunshine Films and Sikelia

One of Us
Loki Films

Strong Island
Yanceville Films and Louverture Films

Shella Films and Little by Little Films

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