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CIFF ’15: Cinema Eye announces shorts finalists

David Darg's Body Team 12 and Kitty Green's The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (pictured) are among 10 documentary shorts selected as finalists for the Cinema Eye Honors' Outstanding Nonfiction Short Film Award.
September 18, 2015

David Darg’s Body Team 12 and Kitty Green’s The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (pictured) are among 10 documentary shorts selected as finalists for the Cinema Eye Honors’ Outstanding Nonfiction Short Film Award.

The batch of finalists were announced on the opening day (September 17) of the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), which is a partner of the organization. The American doc fest - now in its 11th year – runs in Maine until Sunday (September 20) and will screen all 10 shorts.

According to Cinema Eye, this year marks the first time all filmmakers on the shorts finalists list have not previously appeared in the finalists group, or nominated for a Cinema Eye award. From the 10, five will be named as nominees – along with nominees for 12 feature film categories – at Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX awards on November 11.

The Outstanding Nonfiction Short Film Award will be presented during the Cinema Eye Honors ceremony on January 13, 2016, in New York.

The 10 finalists are as follows:

Body Team 12 (Liberia/USA)
Directed by David Darg

Born to Be Mild (UK)
Directed by Andy Oxley

The Breath (Switzerland)
Directed by Fabian Kaiser

Buffalo Juggalos (USA)
Directed by Scott Cummings

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (Canada)
Directed by Adam Benzine

The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (Australia)
Directed by Kitty Green

Hotel 22 (USA)
Directed by Elizabeth Lo

{The And} Marcela & Rock (USA)
Directed by Topaz Adizes

The Solitude of Memory (Mexico/USA)
Directed by Juan Pablo González

Super-Unit (Poland)
Directed by Teresa Czepiec

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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