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Hetherington’s “Diary” in running for Cinema Eye short doc award

Diary, a short doc by the late Tim Hetherington (pictured), is among the 11 films from six countries named as finalists for the 2012 Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Non-fiction Short Filmmaking.
October 12, 2011

UPDATE: Tim Hetherington’s Diary went on to win the award. Check out the full story here.

Diary, a short doc by the late Tim Hetherington (pictured), is among the 11 films from six countries named as finalists for the 2012 Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Non-fiction Short Filmmaking.

Five nominees, selected from the 11 finalists, will be named on October 26, 2011 when nominees for the 2012 Cinema Eye Honors are announced in London, England, at an event hosted by Sheffield Doc/Fest, a key partner of the Cinema Eye Honors.

Among the finalists are two previous Cinema Eye nominees: Deborah Stratman, who was nominated for the Cinematography award in 2010 for O’er the Land, and Hetherington, who was nominated for two awards in 2011 for Restrepo.

This is the second year that Cinema Eye has presented an award for non-fiction short filmmaking. Last year the award went to The Poodle Trainer, directed by Vance Malone.

This year’s nominations committees are chaired by Sean Farnel, the former director of programming at Hot Docs. Committee members include Hussain Currimbhoy (Sheffield Doc/Fest), Sarafina DiFelice (Hot Docs), Ben Fowlie (Camden International Film Festival), Ted Mott (Full Frame), Veton Nurkollari (DokuFest Kosovo), Sky Sitney (Silverdocs) and Kim Yutani (Sundance Film Festival).

A jury will watch all 11 films and select five nominees and a winner, which will be announced at the 5th Annual Cinema Eye Honors on January 11, 2012 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

The 2012 Cinema Eye Honors Short Film Finalists are:

Bathing Micky (Micky Bader) (Sweden/Denmark), directed by Frida Kempff
Diary (United Kingdom), directed by Tim Hetherington
Guanape Sur (Italy), directed by János Richter
Il Capo (The Chief) (Italy), directed by Yuri Ancarani
Incident by a Bank (Sweden), directed by Ruben Östlund
Minka (U.S.), directed by Davina Pardo
Out of Reach (Poza Zasiegiem) (Poland), directed by Jakub Stozek
Poster Girl (U.S.), directed by Sara Nesson
Ray’s Birds (U.S.), directed by Deborah Stratman
This Chair is Not Me (United Kingdom), directed by Andy Taylor Smith
Tussilago (Sweden), directed by Jonas Odell

Esther Robinson and AJ Schnack are the co-chairs of Cinema Eye, while Nathan Truesdell is Cinema Eye’s producer.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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