Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato‘s Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (pictured) for HBO and Louie Psihoyos‘ Racing Extinction for Discovery are among the 10 documentary features shortlisted for the Cinema Eye Honors’ Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television Award.
HBO Documentaries films is behind half of the films on this year’s shortlist while both Netflix and Discovery Channel are represented by two films each, with A&E having one in the list.
To be eligible, films needed to be broadcast between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016 and must have received financial support during the production or post-production processes. Projects developed for linear television or the web with runtimes greater than 30 minutes were also eligible.
Semi-finalists were selected by a nominating committee comprised of non-fiction curators and programmers, including Joanne Feinberg, former director of programming for Ashland Film Festival; Tom Hall, executive director at Montclair Film Festival; Sarah Harris, senior programmer at Dallas Film Festival; Doug Jones, executive director at Images Cinema; Lane Kneedler, associate director of programming at AFI Fest; Jim Kolmar, film programmer at SXSW; Andrea Passafiume, former director of programming, AFI Docs; Andrew Rodgers, executive director at Denver Film Society; and Sadie Tillery, director of programming at Full Frame Film Festival.
Nominees for the 2017 Honor for Television Nonfiction Award will be unveiled this fall.
The 10th annual Cinema Eye Honors is slated to take place in January 2017 in New York.
The 10 semi-finalists are listed as follows:
3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (HBO)
Directed by Marc Silver
Happy Valley (A&E)
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Heroin, Cape Cod, USA (HBO)
Directed by Steven Okazaki
How to Dance in Ohio (HBO)
Directed by Alexandra Shiva
Making a Murderer (Netflix)
Directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos
Directed by Jessica Edwards
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)
Directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
My Beautiful Broken Brain (Netflix)
Directed by Lotje Sodderland and Sophie Robinson
Racing Extinction (Discovery)
Directed by Louie Psihoyos
Directed by Jennifer Peedom