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2012 Cinema Eye Honors: Patterson, Dennis, Guzman, Kapadia, James and Clio Bernard Lead Noms

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2012 Cinema Eye Honors: Patterson, Dennis, Guzman, Kapadia, James and Clio Bernard Lead Noms

A foursome of Sundance titles (Position Among the Stars, The Interrupters, Hell and Back Again and Senna) and a trio of titles that were launched at Tribeca (Clio Bernard’s The Arbor), Cannes 2010 (Patricio Guzman’s Nostalgia for the Light) and SXSW (Tristan Patterson’s Dragonslayer) lead the noms with four a piece for this year’s five edition of the Cinema Eye Honors — the annual awards group that honors docu films in directing, editing, design and production tech categories.

A foursome of Sundance titles (Position Among the Stars, The Interrupters, Hell and Back Again and Senna) and a trio of titles that were launched at Tribeca (Clio Bernard’s The Arbor), Cannes 2010 (Patricio Guzman’s Nostalgia for the Light) and SXSW (Tristan Patterson’s Dragonslayer) lead the noms with four a piece for this year’s five edition of the Cinema Eye Honors — the annual awards group that honors docu films in directing, editing, design and production tech categories.

The noms were announced at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and the winners of the 5th Annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced on January 11, 2012. In the mean time you can check out their spiffy 2012 site to see the honored titles and see the huge list of contributors that help with the process — worth noting the eligibility rules ensure quality over quantity. For a title to be considered it must have:
1. Screened at three of the following international film festivals (listed chronologically): Sundance, Berlin, True/False, SXSW, Full Frame, Tribeca, Hot Docs, Cannes, Silverdocs, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sheffield and IDFA. 2. Screened at two of the above film festivals and won a grand jury prize at one of them. 3. Screened at two of the above film festivals and reported at least $5,000 in North American theatrical box office. 4. Reported at least $20,000 in North American theatrical box office.

Here are the categories/noms:

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking:
“The Arbor”
“Senna”
“Project Nim”
“Position Among the Stars”
“Nostalgia for the Light”
“The Interrupters”

Outstanding Achievement in Direction:
“The Arbor”
“Position Among the Stars”
“Nostalgia for the Light”
“The Interrupters”
“Hell and Back Again”

Outstanding Achievement in Production:
“Position Among the Stars”
“Nostalgia for the Light”
“Hell and Back Again”
“Dragonslayer”
“Bombay Beach”

Outstanding Achievement in Editing:
“Senna”
“Position Among the Stars”
“Life in a Day”
“Dragonslayer”
“The Black Power Mix Tape”

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Animation:
“Tabloid”
“Shut Up Little Man!”
“Project Nim”
“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”
“Better This World”
“Women Art Revolution”

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score:
“The Arbor”
“Tabloid”
“Senna”
“Dragonslayer”
“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film:
“The Arbor”
“Hell and Back Again”
“Dragonslayer”
“Bombay Beach”
“At the Edge of Russia

Spotlight Award:
“The Tiniest Place”
“Scenes of a Crime”
“The Pruitt-Igoe Myth”
“Last Days Here”
“Family Instinct”

Audience Choice Prize:
“Tabloid”
“Senna”
“Project Nim”
“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”
“The Interrupters”
“Give Up Tomorrow”
“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”
“Buck”
“The Black Power Mix Tape”
“Bill Cunningham New York”

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking:
“This Chair is Not Me”
“Out of Reach”
“Minka”
“Diary”
“Il Capo”

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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