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Third Annual Cinema Eye Honors nominees announced!

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
November 9th, 2009

Cinema Eye Honors Award

For the third consecutive year in a row, IndiePix (check out their groovy site HERE) will be presenting The Cinema Eye Awards. For the ones that aren't familiar with the Cinema Eye awards, it's a ceremony that showcases some of the best nonfiction filmmaking (documentaries) that traveled the film festival circuit over the last year. This year, 98 films were considered for the 2010 Cinema Eye Awards, and 78 of those received the most votes from the nominations committee. Two that I saw missing from the nominee list that holds 100% of my heart are BEST WORST MOVIE (left side) and WINNEBAGO MAN (right side).

To no surprise, Louie Psihoyos’ heartbreaking dolphin genocide documentary THE COVE took the most nominations, with a staggering seven. Their nominations include Production, Cinematography, Editing, Original Score, Debut Feature, and the top prize, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking. THE COVE will be going up against BURMA VJ, FOOD, INC., and OCTOBER COUNTRY for the big prize.

The Cinema Eyes added a new category this year called "The Spotlight Award," which recognizes films "that have not yet received the recognition that they deserve[d] in the United States."

The Cinema Eye Awards will be taking place at the Times Center in New York City on January 15th, 2010. Check out the full list of categories and nominees that will have their Cinema Eye on the prize after the jump!

P.S. I tried to refrain from that pun, but it was inevitable. Please still be my friend.

The complete list of Cinema Eye Honors nominees:

Outstanding Achievement In Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Burma VJ
Directed By Anders Ostergaard
Produced By Lise-Lense Moller
The Cove
Directed By Louie Psihoyos
Produced By Paula Dupre Pesman And Fisher Stevens
Food, Inc.
Directed By Robert Kenner
Produced By Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
Loot
Directed and Produced By Darius Marder
October Country
Directed and Produced By Michael Palmieri And Donal Mosher

Outstanding Achievement In Direction
Agnes Varda
The Beaches Of Agnes
John Maringouin
Big River Man
Anders Ostergaard
Burma Vj
Darius Marder
Loot
Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher
October Country
Terence Davies
Of Time And The City

Outstanding Achievement In Production
Maria Florio, Molly Hassell and Molly Lynch
Big River Man
Richard Parry and Vaughan Smith
Blood Trail
Lise-Lense Moller
Burma Vj
Paula Dupre Pesman and Fisher Stevens
The Cove
RJ Cutler, Eliza Hindmarch and Sadia Shepard
The September Issue

Outstanding Achievement In Cinematography
Bill Ross and Turner Ross
45365
Brook Aitken
The Cove
Michael Palmieri
October Country
Deborah Stratman
O’er The Land
Yaron Orbach
Unmistaken Child

Outstanding Achievement In Editing
Bill Ross
45365
Janus Billeskov-Jansen and Thomas Papapetros
Burma Vj
Geoff Richman
The Cove
Brad Fuller and Fernando Villena
Every Little Step
David Smith
Soul Power
Josh Altman and Ondi Timoner
We Live In Public

Outstanding Achievement In Graphic Design And Animation
Christophe Vallaux
The Beaches Of Agnes
The Team At Bigstar
Food, Inc.
Kate Anderson
It Might Get Loud
Nominees Tbd
Rip - A Remix Manifesto
Patrick Lichty
The Yes Men Fix The World

Outstanding Achievement In Original Music Score
Rich Ragsdale
Big River Man
Joshua Ralph
The Cove
Mark Adler
Food, Inc.
Danny Grody, Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri and Kenric Taylor
October Country
Joel Goodman
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Ben Decter and Marco D’ambrosio
We Live In Public

Outstanding Achievement In An International Feature Film
Burma VJ
Directed By Anders Ostergaard Produced By Lise-Lense Moller
Mugabe And The White African
Directed By Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson Produced By Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock and David Pearson
Of Time And The City
Directed By Terence Davies Produced By Roy Boulter And Sol Papadopoulos
Old Partner
Directed By Chung-Ryoul Lee Produced By Young-Jae Goh
Rough Aunties
Directed By Kim Longinotto Produced By Teddy Liefer And Paul Taylor
Those Who Remain
Directed By Carlos Hagerman And Juan Carlos Rulfo Produced By Carlos Hagerman, Juan Carlos Rulfo And Nicolas Vale

Outstanding Achievement In A Debut Feature Film
45365
Directed By Bill Ross And Turner Ross
The Cove
Directed By Louie Psihoyos
Loot
Directed By Darius Marder
October Country
Directed By Michael Palmieri And Donal Mosher
The Way We Get By
Directed By Aron Gaudet

Spotlight Award
Because We Were Born
Directed By Jean-Pierre Duret And Andrea Santana
Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
Directed By Jessica Oreck
Episode 3: Enjoy Poverty
Directed By Renzo Martens
The Sound Of Insects: Record Of A Mummy
Directed By Peter Liechti
Trimpin: The Sound Of Invention
Directed By Peter Esmonde

Audience Choice Prize
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil
Directed By Sascha Gervasi
The Cove
Directed By Louie Psihoyos
Every Little Step
Directed By Adam Del Deo and James D. Stern
Food, Inc.
Directed By Robert Kenner
Good Hair
Directed By Jeff Stilson
The September Issue
Directed By RJ Cutler
Tyson
Directed By James Toback
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Directed By Matt Tyrnauer

Source Indie Wire, Cinema Eye Honors

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