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Cinema Eye Launches Voting for 2014 Audience Choice Prize

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have opened voting for the 2014 Audience Choice Prize, the Cinema Eye award that is decided by the votes of the public. Ten films, including a number of the most talked-about and debated documentaries of the year, are amongst this year’s Audience Choice nominees.

Cinema Eye Honors Announces 2013 Heterodox Nominees

The Cinema Eye Heterodox Award honors a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production. The five films nominated for the 2014 Heterodox Award are: Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess, Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow, James Franco and Travis Mathews’ Interior. Leather Bar., Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds and Carlos Reygadas’ Post Tenebras Lux.

Cinema Eye Honors Announces Josh Fox as Recipient of Hell Yeah Prize for Gasland Films

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking today announced that they will present the organization’s Hell Yeah Prize to Josh Fox for his two Gasland films, which have spurred a nationwide, grassroots movement that calls attention to the environmental risks of hydraulic fracking, an issue that was largely unheard of prior to the first Gasland film’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.

Cinema Eye Honors Announces Nominees for 7th Annual Nonfiction Film Awards

Forty feature films and six shorts will vie for this year’s Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking as nominees were announced at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City at an event hosted by the Tribeca Film Institute. Winners of the 7th Annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced at a ceremony in early January 2014 in New York City.

Cinema Eye Introduces Award for Nonfiction Films Made for Television

“It’s wonderful to be able to open up the awards to more documentaries,” said Charlotte Cook, the Chair of the Cinema Eye Nominations Committee and the Director of Programming at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. “Recognizing the huge role television plays, and has always played, in the ability for people to see this incredible work means we can continue to honor the best filmmakers working in this art form today.”

Cinema Eye Statement on Laura Poitras

Cinema Eye, the film organization that hosts the Cinema Eye Honors and advocates for artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking, is releasing a statement today to vigorously protest the Department of Homeland Security’s treatment of our valued colleague, Laura Poitras.