Organizers of the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have revealed the five nominees for the fourth annual Cinema Eye Heterodox Award.
The prize recognizes a narrative film incorporating non-fiction techniques, content or modes of production.
This year’s nominees are Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess, Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow, James Franco and Travis Matthews’ Interior. Leather Bar., Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds and Carlos Reygadas’ Post Tenebras Lux (pictured)
The winning film will be announced during the Cinema Eye Honors awards gala at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York on January 8.
Finalists were selected by the writers and editors of Filmmaker magazine, which is sponsoring the award, and a jury will choose the winner.
“This year’s Heterodox nominees are a formally audacious bunch as they allow their fictions to be shaped and remixed by historical, economic and technological currents,” said Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker‘s editor-in-chief, in a statement. “From within their cinematic hybrid spaces, these films cast a compelling, critical eye on the changing world around us.”
Past Heterodox Award winners are Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hill (2011), Mike Mills’ Beginners (2012) and Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours (2013).