“Point and Shoot” which tracks Matt Van Dyke’s personal odyssey in North Africa including fighting and imprisonment during the revolution in Libya; and Nick Broomfield’s
“Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” an investigation into the notorious serial killer who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over 25 years.
Notably missing from this list is the widely praised doc from Steve James, Roger Ebert biodoc
“Life Itself,” which may have been penalized for its high profile since Sundance. CNN and Magnolia released the film. Also snubbed by the IDA are the respected “The Case Against 8,” “Code Black,” “E-Team,” “Happy Valley,” “Masters of Deceit,” “Mission: Blue,” “Red Army,” and “Rich Hill.”
Rookie filmmaker Alan Hicks’ Clark Terry jazz doc
“Keep on Keepin’ On,” which producer Quincy Jones has been promoting with Academy members, is nominated for the IDA Humanitas prize. Rory Kennedy’s portrait of honorable military men,
“Last Days in Vietnam” scored the best editing award.
Interestingly, there is only one overlap between the five short docs and the Academy doc shortlist: “Our Curse,” in which director Tomasz Śliwiński chronicles his family’s struggle with Ondine’s Curse. The others are:
Source : http://www.indiewire.com/2014/10/international-documentary-association-nominations-impact-the-oscar-shortlist-190388/