Walker, Stratman shorts among Cinema Eye finalists

Filmmakers Lucy Walker (pictured), Luke Meyer and Deborah Stratman have been shortlisted for the 2014 Cinema Eye Honors' Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking Award.
September 25, 2014

Short documentaries from directors Lucy Walker (pictured), Deborah Stratman and Steven Bognar are among the 10 finalists up for the 2014 Cinema Eye Honors’ Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking Award.

Walker, who won the 2014 Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction Film on Television for her feature The Crash Reel, is nominated for The Lion’s Mouth Opens. Meanwhile, Stratman is up for Hacked Circuit and Bognar is nominated for Foundry Night Shift.

The shortlist was announced on the opening day of this year’s Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) where all 10 short-listed short documentaries will be screened. The festival runs until September 28.

Five films from the list will be nominated for the non-fiction short award. The nominees will be announced on November 12 along with nearly a dozen feature film categories during CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.

CIFF will once again host its annual reception for non-fiction producers during the eighth annual Cinema Eye Week in New York City in January.

The full shortlist is below:

Foundry Night Shift (United States)
Directed by Steven Bognar

Hacked Circuit (United States)
Directed by Deborah Stratman

Joanna (Poland)
Directed by Aneta Kopacz

The Lion’s Mouth Opens (United States)
Directed by Lucy Walker

Notes on Blindness (United Kingdom)
Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney

One Year Lease (United States)
Directed by Brian Bolster

The Queen (Argentina)
Directed by Manuel Abramovich

Santa Cruz del Islote (United States)
Directed by Luke Lorentzen

Unlocking the Truth (United States)
Directed by Luke Meyer

Vegas (United Kingdom)
Directed by Lukasz Konopa

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