Third Annual Cinema Eye Honors

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking 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.
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The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking 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.

Cinema Eye Honors 2010
15 January 2010, 8pm
NYTimes Center
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036

 

Cinema Eye Nominees for 2010

 

»Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

Celebrating the highest dedication to excellence in nonfiction filmmaking across all fields of craft and artistry. Previous honorees include MANDA BALA (SEND A BULLET) (2008) and MAN ON WIRE (2009).

  • Loot

There’s no straight path to riches, particularly if you’re a …

  • Food, Inc.

You are what you eat, the saying goes. But do

  • The Cove

Flipper was one of the most beloved television characters.

  • October Country

OCTOBER COUNTRY is a haunting multi-generational story of a working-class

  • Burma VJ

Armed with pocket-sized video cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese+++

»Outstanding Achievement in Direction

This award celebrates the artists vision fully realized from page to screen and films that reveal an auteurs hand. Previous honorees include Alex Gibney for TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (2008) and Ari Folman for WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2009

  • The Beaches of Agnes

One of the leading lights of the Nouvelle Vague

  • Time and the City

Of Time and the City is a sentimental journey.

  • Loot

There’s no straight path to riches.

  • Big River Man

Martin Strel is not your average world-class athlete

  • October Country

OCTOBER COUNTRY is a haunting multi-generational story of a working-class

  • Burma VJ

Armed with pocket-sized video cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese

»Outstanding Achievement in Production 

There is no film without the producer, who juggles the myriad details and responsibilities of filmmaking from finding subjects to hiring crew to raising money to completing the film. This award celebrates those who excel. Previous honorees include Seth Kanegis, Tomas Radoor and Mikael Rieks for GHOSTS OF CITE SOLEIL (2008) and Simon Chinn for MAN ON WIRE (2009).

  • Blood Trail

War photographer Robert King condenses the experience of the war

  • The September Issue

Anna Wintour was the editor of Vogue for 20 years.

  • Big River Man

Martin Strel is not your average world-class athlete

  • The Cove

Flipper was one of the most beloved television characters.

  • Burma VJ

Armed with pocket-sized video cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese

 

»Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

While it is a simple thing to turn on a camera, a rare few can refine lighting and camera movement to create exceptional imagery. This award celebrates the incredible skill that plays such an integral part in the shaping of a film. Previous honorees include Heloisa Passos for MANDA BALA (SEND A BULLET) (2008) and Peter Zeitlinger for ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2009).

  • Unmistaken Child

Ever wonder how reincarnations of deceased Buddhist masters are found

  • Oer the Land

With the excuse of freedom, we lose so many things.

  • 45365

Brothers Bill and Turner Ross assembled four seasons’ worth of

  • The Cove

Flipper was one of the most beloved television characters.

  • October Country

OCTOBER COUNTRY is a haunting multi-generational story of a working-class

 

»Outstanding Achievement in Editing

In nonfiction filmmaking, the editor is a sculptor, taking hours and hours of raw footage and building a script, a narrative that gives life and resonance to the directors vision. Here we acknowledge the editors prime role in the creative construction of documentary. Previous honorees include Doug Abel, Jenny Golden and Andy Grieve for MANDA BALA (SEND A BULLET) (2008) and Jinx Godfrey for MAN ON WIRE (2009).

  • Every Little Step

In 1974, choreographer Michael Bennett recorded a series of conversations

  • Soul Power

Don King promoted the 1974 Muhammad Ali-George Foreman title bout

  • We Live in Public

If Al Gore invented the Internet, dot-com millionaire Josh Harris

  • 45365

Brothers Bill and Turner Ross assembled four seasons’ worth of

  • The Cove

Flipper was one of the most beloved television characters.

  • Burma VJ

Armed with pocket-sized video cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese

 

»Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Animation

From title design to animated characters to motion graphics that illustrate complex or humorous ideas, those who create graphic design and animation are playing an increasingly important role in the construction of great nonfiction films. Previous honorees in this category include Lewis Kofsky and Richard Winkler for CHICAGO 10 (2008) and Yoni Goodman and David Polonsky for WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2009).

  • It Might Get Loud

The electric guitar has dominated popular music for the last

  • The Beaches of Agnes

One of the leading lights of the Nouvelle Vague, director

  • RIP: A Remix Manifesto

In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett

  • The Yes Men Fix the World

In December 2004, BBC World viewers tuned in to receive

  • Food, Inc.

You are what you eat, the saying goes.

»Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film

From Barbara Kopple’s HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. to Frederick Wiseman’s TITICUT FOLLIES, some of the most lauded nonfiction films of all time have been crafted by debut filmmakers. Previous honorees include Jennifer Vendittis BILLY THE KID (2008) and Yung Changs UP THE YANGTZE (2009).

  • The Way We Get By

The SXSW Special Jury Award winning The Way We Get

  • Loot

Theres no straight path to riches, particularly if youre a

  • 45365

Brothers Bill and Turner Ross assembled four seasons’ worth of

  • The Cove

Flipper was one of the most beloved television characters of

  • October Country

OCTOBER COUNTRY is a haunting multi-generational story of a working-class

 

»Outstanding Achievement in an International Feature Film

The history of nonfiction filmmaking is built on the work and legacies of landmark filmmakers from around the world. From Vertov to Grierson to Herzog to Ivens to Cousteau, outstanding international filmmakers are consistently elevating the craft of nonfiction filmmaking. This award celebrates the best of the year. Previous honorees include THE MONASTERY MR. VIG AND THE NUN (2008) and WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2009).

  • Mugabe and the White African

Since 2000, when Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe began his violent

  • Rough Aunties

At one point, an experienced rough auntie announces that the

  • Those Who Remain

Mexican immigration to the US is an issue as old

  • Old Partner

Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones

  • Of Time and the City

Of Time and the City is a sentimental journey. At

  • Burma VJ

Armed with pocket-sized video cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese

 

 

Winners

 

“THE COVE” WINS 3 CINEMA EYE HONORS INCLUDING FEATURE PRIZE

AGNES VARDA NAMED OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR

2 HONORS FOR “BURMA VJ” and “OCTOBER COUNTRY”

“THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE” NAMED AUDIENCE CHOICE

 

JANUARY 15, 2010 – (New York) The Cinema Eye Honors, celebrating artistic achievement in nonfiction film in 12 categories, were presented tonight at the Times Center in New York City where Louie Psihoyos’ THE COVE – the acclaimed undercover investigation into secret dolphin hunting in Taijii, Japan – was the night’s big winner, receiving three Cinema Eye Honors for Outstanding Nonfiction Feature, Outstanding Production and Outstanding Cinematography.

The third annual event drew a packed house of documentary filmmakers, with presenters including Albert Maysles, Academy Award winners Barbara Kopple and Peter Davis, Ellen Kuras, Amir Bar-Lev and Bill Plympton.  The event was hosted by Cinema Eye co-chairs Esther Robinson and AJ Schnack.

Legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda was awarded the Cinema Eye for Outstanding Direction for THE BEACHES OF AGNES.  Her longtime production designer, Franckie Diago, accepted the award on Varda’s behalf.

Anders Østergaard’s BURMA VJ received two awards, Outstanding International Feature and Outstanding Achievement in Editing, as did Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s OCTOBER COUNTRY, which was named Outstanding Debut and received the award for Original Music Score.

RJ Cutler’s behind-the-scenes look at Vogue Magazine, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, took the Audience Choice Prize.  Jessica Oreck received the first Cinema Eye Spotlight Award for her debut feature, BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO.  The Spotlight Award is intended to showcase a film that has not yet received proper attention in the United States.

 

2010 CINEMA EYE HONOREES

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

THE COVE
Directed by Louie Psihoyos
Produced by Paula DuPré Pesman and Fisher Stevens

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

Agnès Varda
THE BEACHES OF AGNES

Outstanding Achievement in International Feature Filmmaking

BURMA VJ
Directed by Anders Østergaard
Produced by Lise-Lense Møller

Outstanding Achievement in Debut Feature Filmmaking

OCTOBER COUNTRY
Directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

Outstanding Achievement in Production

Paula DuPré Pesman and Fisher Stevens
THE COVE

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Brook Aitken
THE COVE

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Janus Billeskov-Jansen and Thomas Papapetros
BURMA VJ

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score

Danny Grody, Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri, Ted Savarese and Kenric Taylor
OCTOBER COUNTRY

 

 

 

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