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10 of the Year’s Top Short Documentaries

October 24, 2019 | Los Angeles, California – Cinema Eye Honors announced the ten short documentaries that will vie for the 2020 Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking. The ten shorts include many of the year’s award-winning festival films, including prize winners from Sundance (Ghosts of Sugar Land), AFI DOCS (St. Louis Superman), Palm Springs (Lowland Kids) and DOC NYC (In the Absence). Theo Anthony, the director of the Shorts Listed 30 for 30 film Subject to Review, returns to Cinema Eye after being previously nominated for his debut feature, Rat Film.

A full list of Shorts List titles follows.

Shorts List

  • All on a Mardi Gras Day
    Directed by Michal Pietrzyk
  • Crannog
    Directed by Isa Roa
  • Fast Horse
    Directed by Alex Lazarowich
  • Ghosts of Sugar Land
    Directed by Bassam Tariq
  • In the Absence
    Directed by Seung Jun-Yi
  • Life Overtakes Me
    Directed by John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson
  • Lowland Kids
    Directed by Sandra Winther
  • St. Louis Superman
    Directed by Smriti Mundhra & Sami Khan
  • Stay Close
    Directed by Luther Clement & Shuhan Fan
  • Subject to Review
    Directed by Theo Anthony