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Cinema Eye Announces New Award for Short Film & Names 11 Finalists

The 2011 Cinema Eye Honors will feature a new award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking.  Five nominees, selected from 11 finalists, will be named on November 4, 2010 at the Cinema Eye Nominations Announcement at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the United Kingdom along with feature film nominees in 11 categories.

Finalists for the Short Filmmaking award were determined in voting by top short film/documentary programmers from international film festivals.  This year’s nominations committees are chaired by Hot Docs Film Festival Director of Programming Sean Farnel.  Committee members included Hussain Currimbhoy (Sheffield Doc/Fest), Ben Fowlie (Camden International Film Festival), Ted Mott (Full Frame), Veton Nurkollari (DokuFest Kosovo), Sky Sitney (Silverdocs) and Kim Yutani (Sundance Film Festival).

A jury will watch all 11 films and select five nominees and a winner, which will be announced at the 4th Annual Cinema Eye Honors in January 2010 in New York City.

Here are this year’s Short Filmmaking Finalists:

ALBERT’S WINTER
Directed by Andreas Koefoed (Denmark)

ALI SHAN
Directed by Yung Chang (Canada/China)

ARSY-VERSY
Directed by Miro Remo (Slovakia)

BORN SWEET
Directed by Cynthia Wade (USA)

THE DARKNESS OF DAY
Directed by Jay Rosenblatt (USA)

DOCK ELLIS AND THE LSD NO NO
Directed by James Blagden (USA)

NOTES ON THE OTHER

Directed by Sergio Oksman (Spain)

PETER IN RADIOLAND

Directed by Johanna Wagner (Scotland)

THE POODLE TRAINER
Directed by Vance Malone (USA)

QUADRANGLE
Directed by Amy Grappell (USA)

WAGAH
Directed by Supriyo Sen (India/Pakistan/Germany)

Download the full press release here.