The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking today announced 10 finalists for their annual Nonfiction Film for Television Award, marking the first awards announcement of the 8th Annual Honors calendar year.
The Act of Killing, Stories We Tell and Cutie and the Boxer win top awards at 7th annual Cinema Eye Honors. Joshua Oppenheimer’s film on Indonesian death squads wins Outstanding Feature Film. Sarah Polley named Outstanding Director for Stories We Tell. Cutie and the Boxer wins 3 awards, including Outstanding Debut. Awards go to Let the Fire Burn, Leviathan, The Crash Reel, Sound City
The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking today announced that the 2014 Legacy Award will be presented to the landmark 1976 documentary, Harlan County, USA, Barbara Kopple’s groundbreaking chronicle of a historic Kentucky coal miner strike. Kopple will accept the award on behalf of the film at the 7th annual Cinema Eye Honors ceremony on January 8, 2014, to be held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.
The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have opened voting for the 2014 Audience Choice Prize, the Cinema Eye award that is decided by the votes of the public. Ten films, including a number of the most talked-about and debated documentaries of the year, are amongst this year’s Audience Choice nominees.
The Cinema Eye Heterodox Award honors a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production. The five films nominated for the 2014 Heterodox Award are: Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess, Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow, James Franco and Travis Mathews’ Interior. Leather Bar., Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds and Carlos Reygadas’ Post Tenebras Lux.
The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking today announced that they will present the organization’s Hell Yeah Prize to Josh Fox for his two Gasland films, which have spurred a nationwide, grassroots movement that calls attention to the environmental risks of hydraulic fracking, an issue that was largely unheard of prior to the first Gasland film’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.
Forty feature films and six shorts will vie for this year’s Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking as nominees were announced at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City at an event hosted by the Tribeca Film Institute. Winners of the 7th Annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced at a ceremony in early January 2014 in New York City.
The focus of 15 films, these seventeen people (and one bull orca) were selected by votes from more than 80 of this year’s eligible filmmakers as well as Cinema Eye’s nominations committee, which is comprised of 25 of the world’s top documentary film programmers and curators.