2nd Annual Cinema Eye | 2009

The second edition of Cinema Eye was held at New York City’s TimesCenter on 41st Street on March 29, 2009. Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir received four honors, including Outstanding Achievement in Direction and for Original Score, which was the first time that category was presented. Fresh off its Oscar win for Best Documentary Feature, James Marsh’s Man on Wire took three honors, including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Production and Editing. Yung Chang received the Outstanding Debut trophy for Up the Yangtze as well as the Audience Choice Prize. Presenters at the event included Al Maysles, DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Morgan Spurlock, Jennifer Venditti, Yance Ford and musician/artist Laurie Anderson.

Outstanding Achievement
in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

  • Winner

    Man on Wire

    Directed by James Marsh
    Produced by Simon Chinn

  • My Winnipeg

    Directed by Guy Maddin
    Produced by Shapiro and Phyllis Laing

  • The Order of Myths

    Directed by Margaret Brown
    Produced by Margaret Brown and Sara Alize Cross

  • Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

    Directed by Marina Zenovich
    Produced by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Lila Yacoub and Marina Zenovich

  • Waltz with Bashir

    Directed by Ari Folman
    Produced by Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli and Roman Paul

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

  • Werner Herzog

    For Encounters at the End of the World

  • James Marsh

    For Man on Wire

  • Guy Maddin

    For My Winnipeg

  • Margaret Brown

    For The Order of Myths

  • Winner

    Ari Folman

    For Waltz with Bashir

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

  • Winner

    Jinx Godfrey

    For Man on Wire

  • John Gurdebeke

    For My Winnipeg

  • Michael Taylor, Margaret Brown and Geoffrey Richman

    For The Order of Myths

  • Joe Bini

    For Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

  • Nilli Feller

    For Waltz with Bashir

Outstanding Achievement in Production

  • Henry Kaiser

    For Encounters at the End of the World

  • Winner

    Simon Chinn

    For Man on Wire

  • Hilary Sandison and Marc Silvera

    For Stranded, I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

  • Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

    For Trouble the Water

  • Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli and Roman Paul

    For Waltz with Bashir

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

  • Ellen Kuras

    For The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

  • Winner

    Peter Zeitlinger

    For Encounters at the End of the World

  • Jody Shapiro

    For My Winnipeg

  • Michael Simmonds

    For The Order of Myths

  • Wang Shi Qing

    For Up the Yangtze

Audience Choice

  • American Teen

    Directed by Nanette Burstein

  • Encounters at the End of the World

    Directed by Directed by Werner Herzog

  • Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Directed by Alex Gibney

  • Man on Wire

    Directed by James Marsh

  • Trouble the Water

    Directed by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

  • Winner

    Up the Yangtze

    Directed by Yung Chang

  • Young@Heart

    Directed by Stephen Walker

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film

  • Sascha Gervasi

    For Anvil! The Story of Anvil

  • Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath

    For The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

  • Christopher Bell

    For Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

  • Jeremiah Zagar

    For In a Dream

  • Winner

    Yung Chang

    For Up the Yangtze

Outstanding Achievement
in Original Music Score

  • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

    For The English Surgeon

  • Kelli Scarr

    For In a Dream

  • Eric Liebman

    For Life. Support. Music.

  • Danny Elfman

    For Standard Operation Procedure

  • Bela Fleck

    For Throw Down Your Heart

  • Winner

    Max Richter

    For Waltz with Bashir

Outstanding Achievement
in Graphic Design or Animation

  • Adina Sales and Blacklist

    For American Teen

  • Brian Oakes

    For I.O.U.S.A.

  • Andy Smetanka

    For My Winnipeg

  • Lasse Jarvi

    For Surfwise

  • Lewis Kofsky and the team at Curious Pictures

    For Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?

  • Winner

    Yoni Goodman

    For Waltz with Bashir

Outstanding Achievement
in International Feature Filmmaking

  • The English Surgeon

    Directed and Produced by Geoffrey Smith

  • My Winnipeg

    Directed by Guy Maddin
    Produced by Jody Shapiro and Phyllis Laing

  • Stranded, I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

    Directed by Gonzalo Arijon
    Produced by Hilary Sandison and Marc Silvera

  • Up the Yangtze

    Directed by Yung Chang
    Produced by Mila Aung-Thwin and John Christou

  • Winner

    Waltz with Bashir

    Directed by Ari Folman
    Produced by Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli and Roman Paul

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