Ten finalists have been named for the 2013 Cinema Eye Honor for outstanding achievement in non-fiction short filmmaking award.
Of the 10 films, which come out of the U.S. and Europe, five will make the cut as nominees, which will be announced along with nominees from other Cinema Eye Honors categories in October. The awards will be presented in January 2013 in New York City.
The 10 finalists include Aaron Burr, Part 2, directed by Dana O’Keefe; CatCam, directed by Seth Keal; Cutting Loose, directed by Finlay Pretsell and Adrian McDowall; Family Nightmare, directed by Dustin Guy Defa; and Fanuzzi’s Gold, directed by Georgia Gruzen.
Also up for consideration are Good Bye Mandima (Kwa Heri Mandima), directed by Robert-Jan Lacombe; Grandmothers (Abuelas), directed by Afarin Eghbal; Into the Middle of Nowhere, directed by Anna Francis Ewert; Meaning of Robots, directed by Matt Lenski; and Paradise (Paraiso), directed by Nadav Kurtz.
Members of this year’s short film nominations committee included True/False Film Festival’s Karen Cirillo, Hot Docs’ Charlotte Cook , Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Hussain Currimbhoy, SXSW’s Claudette Godfrey, Camden International Film Festival’s Ben Fowlie, Full Frame’s Ted Mott, AFI Silverdocs’s Sky Sitney, and Sundance’s Kim Yutani.
Previous winners of the nonfiction short prize were The Poodle Trainer, directed by Vance Malone; and Diary, directed by the late Tim Hetherington.