Announces 10 Filmmakers | 20 Films From 10 Years of Nonfiction Artistry
Museum of Moving Image to Mount 10-Week Cinema Eye Screening Series
September 7, 2016, New York City – Cinema Eye, the organization that recognizes outstanding craft and artistry in nonfiction film, marked the beginning of its 10th annual edition today by announcing the 10 filmmakers and 20 films that have been named as among the top achievements in nonfiction filmmaking over Cinema Eye’s first decade.
The 20 films and 10 filmmakers will be honored by Cinema Eye at an event on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in New York City, where the organization will also announce its nominees for the 10th Annual Cinema Eye Honors. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 11, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.
In addition, on Friday, November 4, the Museum of the Moving Image will launch a 10-week screening series of highlights from Cinema Eye’s first decade, with nominated and winning filmmakers on hand to discuss their work. Opening weekend will feature four-time Cinema Eye Honoree and Academy Award winner Laura Poitras presenting her post-9/11 trilogy: My Country, My Country, The Oath and Citizenfour while subsequent screenings will include Joshua Oppenheimer talking about his Cinema Eye Winners The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence. A full schedule will be announced later this fall.
“When Cinema Eye launched nearly a decade ago, it sprung from a sense of urgency to change the conversation around documentary filmmaking and to recognize nonfiction as an inherently artistic medium,” said Cinema Eye Founding Director AJ Schnack. “Now, almost a decade later, it’s more clear than ever that nonfiction filmmakers are amongst the most creative practitioners of filmmaking craft and artistry. We’re thrilled to begin the celebrations for our first ten years by naming these films and filmmakers who helped this exceptional decade.”
Earlier this year, Cinema Eye polled 110 key members of the documentary community for their votes on the filmmakers and films that helped define Cinema Eye’s first decade. Here is the list of the 10 filmmakers and 20 films that were selected by those voters:
Cinema Eye Decade Filmmakers
including their CEH nominated films and year of nomination
Cinema Eye Decade Films
including their CEH wins
About the 10th Annual Cinema Eye Honors and Cinema Eye Week 2017
The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking is the largest annual celebration and recognition of the nonfiction artform and its creators.
Cinema Eye was founded in late 2007 to recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film. Cinema Eye’s mission is and has been to advocate for, recognize and promote the highest commitment to rigor and artistry in the nonfiction field. At its inception, Cinema Eye was the first US or international organization to present annual awards for documentary in the fields of production, cinematography, original score and graphic design and the only organization, aside from the guilds, to recognize outstanding direction and editing.
The Honors Awards Ceremony is the centerpiece of Cinema Eye Week, a multi-day, multi-city celebration that acknowledges the best work in nonfiction film through screenings and events. The final five days of Cinema Eye Week culminate yearly in New York City, where a series of celebratory events and film screenings bring together many of the field’s most accomplished filmmakers.
Cinema Eye Decade Celebration and Announcement of #CEH17 Nominees
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Museum of the Moving Image Launches 10-Week Screening Series of Films from Cinema Eye’s First Decade
Friday, November 4, 2016
Cinema Eye Week
Friday, January 6 – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Cinema Eye Honors Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Museum of the Moving Image
New York, NY – Ten nonfiction short films were announced today as semi-finalists for the 2017 Cinema Eye Honors, the 10th edition of the largest annual celebration for and recognition of the nonfiction film artform and the creators of those films.
The announcement of the annual Cinema Eye Shorts List was made on the eve of the 2016 Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), a key festival partner and sponsor of the Cinema Eye Honors. For the third year in a row, all ten films, which are among the most acclaimed short documentaries of the year, will screen this weekend at the 12th Annual Camden International Film Festival in Maine.
“In the past few years, the short form has been one of documentary’s most exciting modes to engage subjects and stories,” said Rachel Rosen, Director of Programming for the San Francisco Film Society and the Chair of the Cinema Eye Shorts Committee. “This year is no exception as these 10 excellent films take us to unexpected places and introduce us to characters we’ve never seen before.”
From the ten semi-finalists on this year’s Shorts List, five films will be named as nominees for the Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking Honor. Nominees in that category and nearly a dozen feature film categories will be announced on Wednesday, November 2 in New York City. The winner will be announced at the 10th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Ceremony at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on January 11, 2017.
Bacon and God’s Wrath (Canada)
Directed by Sol Friedman
The Black Belt (USA)
Directed by Margaret Brown
Directed by Dan Krauss
Directed by Yung Chang
La Laguna (Mexico)
Directed by Aaron Schock
My Aleppo (USA)
Direct by Melissa Langer
Directed by Amy Nicholson
The Send-Off (USA)
Directed by Ivette Lucas and Patrick Bresnan
Peace in the Valley (USA)
Directed by Mike Palmieri and Donal Mosher
Directed by Gaspard Kuentz
Yung Chang and Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher are previous Cinema Eye Honorees, having been awarded the Best Debut Feature Honor for Up the Yangtze (CEH 2009) and October Country (2010), respectively. Margaret Brown was previously nominated for three Cinema Eye Honors in 2009, including Outstanding Feature and Direction, for The Order of Myths. Aaron Schock directed the feature Circo, which was nominated for Outstanding Score (CEH 2011).
Semi-finalists for the Short Filmmaking award were determined in voting by top short film/documentary programmers from international film festivals. Members of this year’s Short Film Nominations Committee included: Chair Rachel Rosen (San Francisco), Claire Aguilar (Sheffield), Chris Boeckman (True/False), Cara Cusumano (Tribeca), Ben Fowlie (Camden), Claudette Godfrey (SXSW), Jasper Hokken (IDFA), Doug Jones (Images Cinema), Maggie McKay (Aspen Shortsfeset), Ted Mott (Full Frame), Veton Nurkollari (Dokufest Kosovo), Dan Nuxoll (Rooftop), Mike Plante (Sundance), Shane Smith (Hot Docs) and Kim Yutani (Sundance).
This is the seventh year that Cinema Eye has presented an award for Nonfiction Short Filmmaking. Previous winners in the category include The Poodle Trainer (directed by Vance Malone, 2011), Diary (Tim Hetherington, 2012), Goodbye Mandima (Kwa Heri Mandima) (Robert-Jan Lacombe, 2013), A Story for the Modlins (Sergio Oksman, 2014), The Lion’s Mouth Opens (Lucy Walker, 2015), and Buffalo Juggalos (Scott Cummings, 2016) & Hotel 22 (Elizabeth Lo, 2016) .]]>
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5 Times Chico – The São Francisco River and his People
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Abortion: Stories Women Tell
Above and Below
All These Sleepless Nights
All this Panic
Among the Believers
At Home In The World
Audrie & Daisy
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
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The Bad Kids
Best and Most Beautiful Things
Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
By Sidney Lumet
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Catching the Sun
City of Gold
Command and Control
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Do Not Resist
Don’t Blink – Robert Frank
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The Eagle Huntress
Eat That Question – Frank Zappa in His Own Words
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Fire at Sea
The First Monday in May
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The Happy Film
Harry Benson: Shoot First
Hot Sugar’s Cold World
How To Let Go Of The World… And Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change
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I am Not Your Negro
I am the Blues
In Pursuit of Silence
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Jim: The James Foley Story
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Kate Plays Christine
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Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World
The Lovers and the Despot
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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Miss Sharon Jones!
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
My Beautiful Broken Brain
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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
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Off the Rails
OJ: Made in America
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Peter and the Farm
Presenting Princess Shaw
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
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Richard Linklater – dream is destiny
Roseanne for President!
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Les Sauteurs (Those Who Jump)
The Seventh Fire
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Strike a Pose
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Theory of Obscurity: A Film about The Residents
Thy Father’s Chair
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Two Trains Runnin’
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Under the Gun
Unlocking the Cage
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Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe
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We are X
When Two Worlds Collide
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2014 | Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
2012 | Directed by Clio Barnard
2015 | Directed by Laura Poitras
2014 | Directed by Zachary Heinzerling
2011 | Directed by Banksy
2013 | Directed by David France
2012 | Directed by Steve James
2007 | Directed by James Longley
2011 | Directed by Lixin Fan
2014 | Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
2016 | Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
2009 | Directed by James Marsh
2008 | Directed by Jason Kohn
2011 | Directed by Jeff Malmberg
2012 | Directed by Patricio Guzman
2011 | Directed by Laura Poitras
2009 | Directed by Margaret Brown
2012 | Directed by Asif Kapadia
2014 | Directed by Sarah Polley
2009 | Directed by Ari Folman
Among the documentaries recognized this year are HBO Documentary Films’ Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures by doc veterans Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, A&E’s Happy Valley, directed by previous Cinema Eye nominee Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and Discovery Channel’s Racing Extinction, from filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, who took top honors at Cinema Eye in 2010 for The Cove.
Making a Murderer, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos’ acclaimed doc series for Netflix, also makes the 2017 shortlist, the first series to do so in this award’s four-year history.
HBO Documentaries films is responsible for five of the ten films on the shortlist. Netflix and Discovery Channel are each represented by two films, while A&E rounds out the shortlist with the aforementioned Happy Valley.
This is the fourth year for Cinema Eye’s award for Outstanding Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television. Previous winners were Lucy Walker’s The Crash Reel (HBO), Nanette Burstein’s The Price of Gold (ESPN) and Cynthia Hill’s Private Violence (HBO).
Nominees for the 2017 Honor for Television Nonfiction will be announced this fall along with Cinema Eye nominees in eleven other film and craft categories. Winners will be awarded at the 10th Annual Cinema Eye Honors in January 2017.
A full list of shortlist semifinalists is below:
3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (HBO)
Directed by Marc Silver
Happy Valley (A&E)
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Heroin, Cape Cod, USA (HBO)
Directed by Steven Okazaki
How to Dance in Ohio (HBO)
Directed by Alexandra Shiva
Making a Murderer (Netflix)
Directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos
Directed by Jessica Edwards
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)
Directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
My Beautiful Broken Brain (Netflix)
Directed by Lotje Sodderland and Sophie Robinson
Racing Extinction (Discovery)
Directed by Louie Psihoyos
Directed by Jennifer Peedom
Films eligible for this award must have aired or broadcast between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016 and must have received financial support during production and/or post-production. Productions for television, streaming or web are all eligible provided they have a total running time longer than 30 minutes. Entries may be stand-alone films or mini-series, provided the mini-series has a single, contained narrative over multiple episodes and one director credited for each part or episode. Films nominated for Cinema Eye in previous years are not eligible.
Named nominees in this category will be the Directors, Producers and Key Network Personnel who worked on the film.
On Monday, June 14, Cinema Eye opened submissions for feature and short film categories for their 10th Annual Honors. Submissions for short films will close on July 29 and submissions for features will close on August 31. For more information about those films, go to www.cinemaeyehonors.com/register
Films were selected for this year’s Television Shortlist by a nominating committee comprised of nonfiction curators and programmers. Committee members included Joanne Feinberg (former Director of Programming Ashland Film Festival), Tom Hall (Executive Director, Montclair Film Festival), Sarah Harris (Senior Programmer, Dallas Film Festival), Doug Jones (Executive Director, Images Cinema), Lane Kneedler (Associate Director of Programming, AFI FEST), Jim Kolmar (Film Programmer, SXSW), Andrea Passafiume (former Director of Programming, AFI DOCS), Andrew Rodgers (Executive Director, Denver Film Society) and Sadie Tillery (Director of Programming, Full Frame Film Festival).
About the 10th Annual Cinema Eye Honors and Cinema Eye Week 2017
The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking were founded in late 2007 to recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film. Cinema Eye’s mission is and has been to advocate for, recognize and promote the highest commitment to rigor and artistry in the nonfiction field. At its inception, Cinema Eye was the first US or international organization to present annual awards for documentary in the fields of production, cinematography, original score and graphic design and the only organization, aside from the guilds, to recognize outstanding direction and editing.
The Honors ceremony is the centerpiece of Cinema Eye Week, a multi-day, multi-city celebration that acknowledges the best work in nonfiction film through screenings and events. The final three days of Cinema Eye Week culminate yearly in New York City, where a series of celebratory events bring together many of the field’s most accomplished filmmakers.
For more information about Cinema Eye, visit the website at http://www.cinemaeyehonors.com.]]>
Sørensen’s two trophies on Wednesday, combined with her two wins in 2014, tie her with Laura Poitras for most total awards in Cinema Eye history at four.
The editor Chris King also made Cinema Eye history on Wednesday, becoming the first person to win three awards in the same category. His Editing Honor for Amy joins his previous awards for Exit Through the Gift Shop and Senna.
Meru, the mountain climbing epic directed by Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, took home two awards: Audience Choice and Cinematography. The latter award was shared with Cartel Land cinematographers Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll, the second year in a row that there was a tie in the Cinematography category.
The rest of the evening’s awards were split between many of the year’s top nonfiction films. Laurie Anderson won the award for Outstanding Original Score for Heart of a Dog; Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing took home Graphic Design Honors for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and Crystal Moselle won Outstanding Debut for The Wolfpack.
The Nonfiction Short Film Award was also a tie result, with both Hotel 22 by Elizabeth Lo and Buffalo Juggalos by Scott Cummings named as winners. This year’s award for Nonfiction Film for Television went to HBO Documentary Films’ Private Violence, directed by Cynthia Hill. Alexandre Nanau’s Toto and His Sisters received the Spotlight Award.
Legendary filmmaker Steve James, a Cinema Eye winner in 2012 for The Interrupters, hosted the 2016 Cinema Eye Honors at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich served as announcers and Voices of God for the proceedings. Presenters included DA Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Ross McElwee, Making a Murderer co-directors Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, Alex Gibney, Liz Garbus and Chris Smith, director of this year’s Legacy Award winner American Movie.
American Movie was presented with its Legacy Award at the Cinema Eye Honors Lunch on Tuesday in Manhattan, where the winner of this year’s Heterodox Award was also revealed as Jafar Panahi’s Taxi.
A full list of this year’s winners follows:
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
The Look of Silence
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
The Look of Silence
Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Signe Byrge Sørensen
The Look of Silence
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography (tie)
Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll
Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
Heart of a Dog
Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation
Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
Directed by Crystal Moselle
Audience Choice Prize
Directed by Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for Television
Directed and Produced by Cynthia Hill
For HBO Documentary Films: Senior Producer Nancy Abraham, Executive Producer Sheila Nevins
Toto and His Sisters
Directed by Alexandre Nanau
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking (tie)
Directed by Scott Cummings
Directed by Elizabeth Lo
Directed by Jafar Panahi
Directed by Chris Smith
The screenings in Toronto of many of this year’s nominees for Audience Choice Prize marks the third year in a row for the popular “Cinema Eye Audience Choice” series at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. The series launches on New Year’s Day with Albert Maysles’ penultimate crowd-pleaser Iris and closes on January 13th with Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville’s Best of Enemies and Kirby Dick’s The Hunting Ground.
In addition, the Museum of the Moving Image will launch their series “Best of Nonfiction Film 2015: Selections From the Cinema Eye Honors” on January 9th, with screenings of Maysles final film, In Transit, as well as screenings of (T)error and Cartel Land. The series culminates on Tuesday, January 12 with a screening of this year’s Legacy Award winner American Movie, featuring a conversation with filmmaker Chris Smith.
The Museum will also launch a new series called “See It Big! Documentary” later in January which will feature a number of past Cinema Eye nominees and winners in addition to classics of the form. Among the previous Cinema Eye films in the line-up are Waltz With Bashir (Winner, Outstanding Direction, 2009), Pina (Winner, Outstanding Production, 2012) and Leviathan (Winner, Outstanding Cinematography, 2014).
A full list of screenings in New York and Toronto is below.
In addition to the screenings, Cinema Eye announces the full core team for the 2016 Honors. Two-time Academy Award nominee Marshall Curry (a Cinema Eye nominee last year for Point and Shoot) and Field of Vision Co-Creator and Executive Producer Charlotte Cook have been named a Board Co-Chairs for the Event. Ben Fowlie, Founder and Executive Director of the Camden International Film Festival, is the new Chair of the Cinema Eye Nominations Committee. It was previously announced that Wendy Garrett and Nathan Truesdell would serve as Co-Chairs of Cinema Eye Week and that Will Lennon was named Lead Producer for Cinema Eye. AJ Schnack is the Founding Director of Cinema Eye.
This year’s Cinema Eye Week begins on Saturday, January 9 and culminates in the 9th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Awards Ceremony, held on Wednesday, January 13 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto
Friday, January 1
4:30 PM Iris
Saturday, January 2
8:30 PM Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Sunday, January 3
8:00 PM Amy
Tuesday, January 5
3:45 PM Best of Enemies
6:00 PM Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
8:45 PM The Wolfpack
Wedneday, January 6
3:30 PM The Hunting Ground
Friday, January 8
9:00 PM Amy
Saturday, January 9
6:30 PM The Wolfpack
Sunday, January 10
4:00 PM Iris
9:00 PM Meru
Monday, January 11
9:00 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Tuesday, January 12
6:30 PM Meru
8:45 PM Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Wednesday, January 13
4:00 PM Best of Enemies
9:00 PM The Hunting Ground
Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens
Saturday, January 9
1:00 PM Iris and In Transit
4:45 PM (T)error
7:15 PM Cartel Land
Sunday, January 10
2:00 PM Jafar Panahi’s Taxi
4:30 PM Western
7:30 PM The Look of Silence
Tuesday, January 12
7:00 PM American Movie
Director/Producer/Cinematographer Chris Smith will accept the award on behalf of the entire team of American Movie, including producer Sarah Price and editors Jun Diaz and Barry Poltermann, at the Cinema Eye Honors Lunch, to be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Manhattan.
In addition, Cinema Eye announced today that acclaimed filmmaker and burgeoning comedian Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself) will serve as host and master of ceremonies for the 2016 Cinema Eye Honors, to be held Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
“After yet another year of not being asked to host the Oscars, I’m happy to bring my talents to Cinema Eye, which, for me, is the awards show equivalent of a safety school,” Mr. James said in a statement sent by telegram.
Finally, today marks the first day of voting for Cinema Eye’s Audience Choice Prize, where thousands of film fans vote each year for their favorite documentary. This year’s nominees includes many of 2015’s most loved and talked about films, including Oscar shortlisted titles Amy, Best of Enemies, Going Clear, The Hunting Ground, Meru, What Happened Miss Simone? and Where to Invade Next. Votes are cast on the Cinema Eye website at [link].
Continuing its partnership with Cinema Eye, the Hot Docs Film Festival will host a special Cinema Eye Legacy Award screening of American Movie in Toronto during the festival’s 2016 edition, featuring a conversation with Chris Smith.
“Hot Docs is thrilled to continue our partnership with Cinema Eye and our sponsorship of the Legacy Award,” said Hot Docs director of programming Shane Smith. “Not only is it an exceptional film, American Movie also has a passionate fan base in Toronto, and we anticipate the screening at Hot Docs 2016 will be an unforgettable event.
This is the seventh year that Cinema Eye will present a Legacy Award, intended to honor classic films that inspire a new generation of filmmakers and embody the Cinema Eye mission: excellence in creative and artistic achievements in nonfiction films.
The Cinema Eye Honors Lunch will celebrate American Movie as well as the 24 other films recently named to the annual list of The Influentials, classic films such as previous Legacy Award winners Grey Gardens, Harlan County USA, Titicut Follies and Paris is Burning, that were cited by this year’s class of documentary filmmakers as the films that inspired them. The Lunch will also recognize this year’s Unforgettables, notable and significant documentary subjects from the past year’s films, and the announcement of this year’s winner of Cinema Eye’s Heterodox Award, a prize for narrative films that blur the line between fiction and nonfiction.
Steve James is one of the most nominated filmmakers in Cinema Eye history. He was the recipient of both the Outstanding Feature Film and Outstanding Direction award in 2012 for The Interrupters, the first filmmaker to win both prizes. He was nominated for four awards last year for his Roger Ebert documentary, Life Itself. Two of his films, Hoop Dreams and Stevie, were cited by this year’s filmmakers as part of the 2016 Influentials. James may or may not have taken classes at Second City.
Tickets are now on sale at cinemaeyehonors.com for the 2016 Cinema Eye Honors Award Ceremony, which includes a pre-reception hosted at the Museum of the Moving Image by HBO Documentary Films, the Premiere Sponsor of Cinema Eye Week.]]>
The five films nominated this year for the Cinema Eye Heterodox Award are:
Arabian Nights: Volume One (The Restless One) directed by Miguel Gomes
God Bless the Child directed by Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Tangerine directed by Sean Baker
Taxi directed by Jafar Panahi
The Tribe directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Celebrating the increasingly blurry line between documenting real lives/situations and creative, fictional storytelling, these films show how today’s fiction filmmakers are using tools from the traditional documentary toolbox to convey their visions. This marks the sixth year for the Heterodox Award at Cinema Eye. Previous winners of the award were Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hill (2011), Mike Mills’ Beginners (2012), Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours (2013), Carlos Reygados’s Post Tenebras Lux (2014) and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (2015).
With the announcement of this year’s Heterodox nominees, all of this year’s Cinema Eye nominated films and filmmakers have been revealed. Nonfiction film nominees were announced last week at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.
The Heterodox prize will be presented on Tuesday, January 12th in New York City at the 2nd annual Honors Lunch during Cinema Eye Week. This year’s Legacy Award, which will be announced soon, and this year’s Influential Films and Unforgettable Subjects (which were announced in October) will also be saluted at the luncheon.
Ten finalists for the Heterodox Award were selected in voting by the Cinema Eye Honors Nominations Committee, made up of more than 25 international programmers who specialize in nonfiction film. The ten finalists were then viewed and five nominees were selected by a second round committee, composed of 8 nonfiction programmers and journalists. The second round included Committee Chair Scott Macaulay (Editor in Chief, Filmmaker Magazine), Hadrian Belove (Executive Director, Cinefamily), Tine Fischer (Festival Director, CPH:DOX), Eric Hynes (Associate Curator of Film, Museum of the Moving Image), Doug Jones (Executive Director, Images Cinema), Mads Mikkelsen (Programmer, CPH:DOX), Dan Nuxoll (Program Director, Rooftop Films), Rachel Rosen (Director of Programming, San Francisco Film Society) and Alison Willmore (Film Critic, Buzzfeed).]]>