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Cinema Eye names 2013 shorts finalists

Ten finalists have been named for the 2013 Cinema Eye Honor for outstanding achievement in non-fiction short filmmaking award.
September 27, 2012

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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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