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The Cinema Eye Legacy Award Goes To Landmark Film The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman, Cheryl Dunye’s landmark 1996 indie, will receive this year’s Legacy Award, recognizing a classic film that continues to speak to and inspire today’s filmmakers.  When it debuted 25 years ago, The Watermelon Woman was the first narrative feature from an out, black lesbian. Dunye played a version of herself, a documentary filmmaker … Continued

Cinema Eye Unveils Full Slate of Nominees for 14th Annual Nonfiction Honors

The Cinema Eye Honors, which recognize outstanding artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking, has announced its full slate of nominees for its 14th Annual Awards Ceremony, which will be held, virtually this year, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Time, Garrett Bradley’s intimate portrait of a family’s struggle over years of incarceration, was nominated for six … Continued

2021 Broadcast Nominations Announced

Nominations were announced today for the Cinema Eye 2021 Broadcast Honors. Winners will be announced at the 14th Annual Cinema Eye Honors on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. HBO Documentary Films led all networks/streamers with ten nominations, including 3 nods apiece for David France’s film Welcome to Chechnya and the series I’ll Be Gone in the … Continued

Cinema Eye Shorts List Unveiled

Here are the short documentaries named to the Cinema Eye Shorts List. From this list of ten, five nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking will be announced in the coming weeks. The winner will be announced during the 14th Annual Cinema Eye Honors, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Cinema Eye Honors Shorts List … Continued

Cinema Eye Announces Stay Focused 2021 Initiative

November 19, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA Cinema Eye Honors announced today a brand new initiative aimed to uplift emerging filmmakers who saw their festival runs impacted by the global pandemic. Stay Focused 2021 consists of twelve new films, made by filmmakers in the early stage of their careers, who lost out on the opportunities … Continued