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Exclusive: Burstein, Porter, Ewing make Cinema Eye TV shortlist

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.
June 17, 2014

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

Hillsborough (ESPN)
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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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