Cinema Eye, the organization "dedicated to celebrating and promoting the art and craft of nonfiction filmmaking," announced the names of 11 finalists for the a new award: Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Short Filmmaking.
Five nominees for the award will be announced on November 4, 2010 at the Cinema Eye Honors nominations announcement at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the United Kingdom, along with nominees in eleven feature film categories.
The winner will be announced at the 4th Annual CInema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking, set to be held in January in New York City.
"We've been talking for several years about finding the best way to honor the work being done by nonfiction filmmakers in the short form," said 2011 Cinema Eye Honors Co-Chair AJ Schnack in a statement. "We're incredibly excited to be celebrate these exceptional 11 films as finalists for our first Short Film award at Cinema Eye."
The naming of the new award for Short Nonfiction Filmmaking is the first of several major announcements for this year's edition of the Cinema Eye Honors.
"2010 has been an extraordinary year for documentary," said Co-Chair Esther Robinson in a statement. "We look forward to celebrating this amazing work with an event that lives up to this historic year."
The 11 Short Film Finalists are:
Directed By Andreas Koefoed (Denmark)
Directed By Yung Chang (Canada/China)
Directed By Miro Remo (Slovakia)
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)
Directed By Amy Grappell (USA)
Directed By Supriyo Sen (India/Pakistan/Germany)