The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 15 films that have made it to the “short list” in the category of Best Documentary Feature for the 2008 Academy Awards. Culled from 70 submissions, AMPAS’ Documentary Branch members will select five nominees from the short list, which includes:

Autism: The Musical, Body of War, For the Bible Tells Me So, Lake of Fire, Nanking, No End in Sight, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, Please Vote for Me, The Price of Sugar, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, The Rape of Europa, Sicko, Taxi to the Dark Side, War/Dance and White Light/Black Rain.

Final nominations will be announced on January 22, 2008.