Documentaries from Nanette Burstein (pictured), Dawn Porter, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady are among the 10 finalists for the Cinema Eye Honors’ annual Nonfiction Film for Television Award.
The unveiling of the shortlist marks the first awards announcement for the eighth annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking, the winners of which will be named in January 2015.
The shortlist features five HBO titles, three PBS titles and two ESPN titles, and recognizes other filmmakers such as James Redford, James Erskine, James Lapine, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine.
The full 10-strong shortlist follows below:
All About Ann: Governor of the Lone Star State (HBO)
Directed by Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper
American Masters: Billie Jean King (PBS)
Directed by James Erskine
The Education of Muhammad Hussein (HBO)
Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Directed by Daniel Gordon
American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ (PBS)
Directed by Bob Smeaton
Life According to Sam (HBO)
Directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
The Price of Gold (ESPN)
Directed by Nanette Burstein
Six by Sondheim (HBO)
Directed by James Lapine
Spies of Mississippi (PBS)
Directed by Dawn Porter
Toxic Hot Seat (HBO)
Directed by James Redford and Kirby Walker
Films eligible for the award must have aired on their networks between September 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. They must have received production support during their making, and docs acquired by networks after being completed or during late post-production are ineligible for consideration.
Cinema Eye opened its submissions for feature and short film categories yesterday (June 16). For more information visit register.cinemaeyehonors.com.