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. They are:
20 Feet from Stardom – Directed by Morgan Neville
The Act of Killing – Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Blackfish – Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
The Crash Reel – Directed by Lucy Walker
Cutie and the Boxer – Directed by Zachary Heinzerling
Muscle Shoals – Directed by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier
Rafea: Solar Mama – Directed by Mona Eldaief & Jehane Noujaim
Sound City – Directed by Dave Grohl
The Square – Directed by Jehane Noujaim
Stories We Tell – Directed by Sarah Polley
As part of Cinema Eye’s ongoing partnership with the Hot Docs Film Festival, all ten of this year’s films will be screened at the Hot Docs Bloor Cinema from December 25 to January 2. For more information about the Bloor screenings, visit: http://bloorcinema.com/cinema-eye-audience-choice-nominees/
The public can vote for the 2014 Audience Choice Prize on the Cinema Eye Honors website at http://www.cinemaeyehonors.com/vote or by sending a tweet to @cinemaeyehonors with the name of the film of their choice. [For example: @cinemaeyehonors I vote for Bully!]. Voting will be open through Monday, January 6, 2014.
“The Audience Choice Prize is one of our favorite awards because it celebrates the rich connection between films and audiences,” said Cinema Eye Founding Director AJ Schnack. “These films can bring audiences to their feet, may prompt boycotts and often take social media by storm. This award celebrates great films and their lasting and continuing impact.”