The following is a list of the German films submitted for the Academy Award (Oscar®) for Best Documentary. Films nominated by the Academy are marked () and films which then received an Oscar® are marked (). The Oscar® Awards Ceremony always takes place in the following year.
- QUATSCH UND DIE NASENBÄRENBANDE / FIDDLESTICKS by Veit Helmer
- QUELLEN DES LEBENS, DIE / SOURCES OF LIFE by Oskar Roehler
- QUEST by Thomas Stellmach, Tyron Montgomery
- Quietsch / Squeak by Baran bo Odar