The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking will be held at the Times Center in New York City on January 15, 2010.
Indiepix, the online distributor of independent film, returns for a third year as Founding Sponsor and Co-Producer of Cinema Eye.
New sponsors for 2010 include Presenting Sponsor – HBO Documentary Films and Contributing Sponsor – Sheffield Doc/Fest.
The Cinema Eye Honors were launched in 2008 to recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film. Cinema Eye’s mission is to advocate for, recognize and promote the highest commitment to rigor and artistry in the nonfiction field.
Previous award winners have included MANDA BALA (SEND A BULLET) and MAN ON WIRE (Outstanding Feature in 2008 and 2009), WALTZ WITH BASHIR, UP THE YANGTZE, ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD, TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS, BILLY THE KID, GHOSTS OF CITE SOLEIL and THE MONASTERY – MR. VIG AND THE NUN.
Presenters have included Al Maysles, DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Barbara Kopple, Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, Morgan Spurlock, Alex Gibney, Jehane Noujaim and Laurie Anderson. Previous incarnations of Cinema Eye were held in March at the IFC Center and the Times Center. This is the first time the event will be held in January.