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.