Announcing 15 for 15 — This Year’s Audience Choice Nominees & Unforgettables

2022 Cinema Eye Honors Unforgettables Collage

With one week to go before we announce our full slate of nominations, we’re excited to reveal two of our favorite categories and announce something brand new for 2022. Our Audience Choice Prize and our list of The Unforgettables, the year’s notable nonfiction subjects, are two categories that are near and dear to us at […]

11 Films On Cinema Eye’s Annual Shorts List

Cinema Eye has announced the films on this year’s Shorts List, the organization’s annual list of semi-finalists for its Nonfiction Short Film Honor. Due to a tie in the voting, 11 films are on this year’s list, which includes many of the most acclaimed short documentaries of the year. Among the filmmakers on this year’s […]

Cinema Eye Announces the 2022 Broadcast Film & Series Nominees

2022 Cinema Eye Honors Broadcast Nominee Collage

City So Real, Steve James’ five-part series on race, politics and the pandemic in Chicago, and David Byrne’s American Utopia, a filmed portrait of the Broadway show by director Spike Lee, led the Broadcast Nominations with three nods apiece. American Utopia is one of five films up for Outstanding Broadcast Film, while City So Real […]

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

2022 Cinema Eye Honors Legacy Award 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 […]

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 […]

2021 Broadcast Nominations Announced

2021 Cinema Eye Honors Broadcast Films Announcement

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 […]

Cinema Eye Shorts List Unveiled

2021 Cinema Eye Honors Shorts List Announcement

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 […]

Cinema Eye Announces Stay Focused 2021 Initiative

2021 Cinema Eye Honors Stay Focused Announcement

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 […]

American Factory and Apollo 11 Top 2020 Cinema Eye Honors

American Factory and Apollo 11 Top 2020 Cinema Eye Honors

January 6, 2020, Astoria, New York – American Factory, the verite portrait of a once-closed Ohio factory that is bought by a Chinese compayn, took top honors at tonight’s Cinema Eye Honors, winning the awards for Outstanding Nonfiction Feature and Outstanding Direction for veteran filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. Bognar and Reichert are the […]

Vote Now for Audience Choice

The Cinema Eye Honors celebrate extraordinary artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking. Each year, we invite documentary fans from around the globe to participate by voting for their favorite nonfiction feature film from our list of Audience Choice Nominees. The winner will be announced at our annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, January 6, 2020 in […]