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.
Among this year’s finalists are four previous Cinema Eye nominees. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady were named Outstanding Directors in 2013 for their feature film Detropia. Nanette Burstein was nominated in 2009 for her film American Teen and Dawn Porter was a nominee in this same category earlier this year for her film Gideon’s Army.
Nominees for the award will be announced later this fall when all of Cinema Eye’s nominations for the year’s best nonfiction are unveiled and the winner will be awarded in January 2015.
The ten finalists are:
All About Ann: Governor of the Lone Star State (HBO)
Directed by Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper
American Masters: Billie Jean King (PBS)
Directed by James Erskine
The Education of Muhammad Hussein (HBO)
Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Directed by Daniel Gordon
American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Here My Train A Comin’ (PBS)
Directed by Bob Smeaton
Life According to Sam (HBO)
Directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
The Price of Gold (ESPN)
Directed by Nanette Burstein
Six by Sondheim (HBO)
Directed by James Lapine
Spies of Mississippi (PBS)
Directed by Dawn Porter
Toxic Hot Seat (HBO)
Directed by James Redford and Kirby Walker
Films eligible for this award must have aired on their network between September 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. Films must have received production support during the production. Films acquired during late post-production are not eligible for this award. Nominees in this category will be the Directors, Producers and Key Network Personnel who worked on the film.