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2025 Broadcast Honors Submissions Now Open

With Audience Choice voting already in progress, Cinema Eye is pleased to announce details on this year’s screenings with our partners at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens and the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto.

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.

Screening Information

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