Every Oscar Nominated Documentary Directed by a Woman

Feature and Short Subject. Bold indicates a win.

Feature Films

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  • 1848
  • Helen Keller in Her Story
  • George Grosz' Interregnum
  • Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World
  • Mural on Our Street
  • Jenny Is a Good Thing
  • Marjoe
  • This Tiny World
  • Christo's Valley Curtain
  • Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman
  • The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • Number Our Days
  • Union Maids
  • First Edition
  • Mysterious Castles of Clay
  • With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade
  • Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey
  • Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott
  • See What I Say
  • In Our Water
  • A Portrait of Giselle
  • If You Love This Planet
  • First Contact
  • The Profession of Arms
  • Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists
  • Flamenco at 5:15
  • In the Nuclear Shadow: What Can the Children Tell Us?
  • You Are Free
  • The Stone Carvers
  • Code Gray: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing
  • Recollections of Pavlovsk
  • Broken Rainbow
  • The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo
  • Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements
  • Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got
  • Witness to Apartheid
  • Women - for America, for the World
  • Debonair Dancers
  • The Masters of Disaster
  • The Ten-Year Lunch
  • Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom: 1965
  • Young at Heart
  • Frances Steloff: Memoirs of a Bookseller
  • Language Says It All
  • Promises to Keep
  • Who Killed Vincent Chin?
  • The Children's Storefront
  • Family Gathering
  • Portrait of Imogen
  • American Dream
  • Building Bombs
  • Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • Burning Down Tomorrow
  • Chimps: So Like Us
  • In the Shadow of the Stars
  • The Restless Conscience: Resistance to Hitler Within Germany 1933-1945
  • Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment
  • A Little Vicious
  • The Panama Deception
  • Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II
  • Educating Peter
  • Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the 'Little Review'
  • The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein
  • When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories
  • I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School
  • Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family
  • Defending Our Lives
  • Chicks in White Satin
  • Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision
  • Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
  • Freedom on My Mind
  • A Great Day in Harlem
  • Straight from the Heart
  • Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern
  • Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls
  • The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
  • Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse
  • Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien
  • Colors Straight Up
  • A Story of Healing
  • Family Video Diaries: Daughter of the Bride
  • The Farm: Angola, USA
  • Regret to Inform
  • The Personals
  • On the Ropes
  • Speaking in Strings
  • King Gimp
  • Long Night's Journey Into Day
  • Big Mama
  • Children Underground
  • LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton
  • Promises
  • Thoth
  • Artists and Orphans: A True Drama
  • Sing!
  • Daughter from Danang
  • The Collector of Bedford Street
  • Chernobyl Heart
  • Asylum