Please note: The following information reflects the eligibility rules for the 2024 Cinema Eye Honors. If you have questions or want to request a waiver, please contact Cinema Eye via email.
Films must be a minimum of 41 minutes long and become eligible by fulfilling one of four criteria:
NOTE: Films that had a public screening prior to January 1, 2022 are not eligible, even if they had not previously submitted and meet the other eligibility requirements.
NOTE: In all categories where the award goes to a specific craftsperson, the film must have (an) individual(s) credited with that specific role. This includes a credited director in the categories of Direction, Debut, Spotlight or Audience Choice. A film without a credited director may be nominated for Outstanding Feature and the nominees would be the film’s producers.
Films must be 40 minutes or less and become eligible by fulfilling one of the following four requirements:
NOTE: Films may only submit once for Cinema Eye Feature Honors. For example, if you submitted for the 2023 Honors because you were eligible via festival screenings, you cannot submit again this year even if you are eligible via theatrical release.
NOTE: Films that had a public screening prior to January 1, 2022 are not eligible, even if they had not previously submitted and meet the other eligibility requirements. If you premiered in 2022 but didn’t submit to Cinema Eye last year, you are eligible to submit for 2024.
NOTE: Films must have a credited director in order to be eligible for this award.
Films are eligible if they fulfill all of the following criteria:
The Nonfiction Series Honor is for a one-off series or a single season of an ongoing series where the series has a single, contained narrative that spans multiple episodes (examples: The Jinx, Making a Murderer, America to Me).
The Anthology Series Honor is for a one-off series or a single season of an ongoing series where the series consists of individual thematic episodes that may be viewed individually or in any order (examples: Pretend It’s a City, Dirty Money, How To with John Wilson).
Anthology Series are eligible if they fulfill all of the following criteria:
NOTE: Named nominees in this category will be the day-to-day Executive Producer(s)/Showrunner(s) and Network. Award will be presented to the Executive Producer(s)/Showrunner(s).
NOTE: Films may not be nominated in corresponding craft categories (for example, a film cannot be nominated for Broadcast Editing and Nonfiction Feature Editing). In the case where a film receives votes that would make it a possible nominee in both, the film will be nominated in the category where it has the most possible nominations.
NOTE: Recusal rules apply to all categories (i.e. Feature, Short, Broadcast, Heterodox)