January 10, 2009

2009 Cinema Eye Feature Film Shortlist Unveiled

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking announced that 15 feature films have been named to the 2009 Cinema Eye Shortlist.

They are:

American Teen
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

Encounters At The End Of The World

The English Surgeon

Forbidden Lies

In A Dream

Man On Wire

My Winnipeg

The Order Of Myths

Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired

Standard Operating Procedure

Stranded, I've Come From A Plane That Crashed On The Mountains

Trouble The Water

Up The Yangtze

Waltz With Bashir

Now in its second year, the Cinema Eye Honors honors nonfiction films and filmmakers, recognizing the breadth of the genre and including the crafts of cinematography, editing, producing, directing, etc. Final nominations will be announced January 19, 2009 in Park City, Utah. The Honors will be presented March 29, 2009 in New York City.

“These fifteen films represent every facet of nonfiction filmmaking, from classic cinema verite to films that employ animation, actors and narrative storytelling in often groundbreaking ways,” said Cinema Eye Honors co-chair AJ Schnack. “This shortlist is a terrific kickoff for this year's awards.”

Keep up to date with the awards on AJ Schnack's blog.