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2012 CINEMA EYE HONORS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

In a ceremony last night at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in London the nominees were announced for the 5th annual Cinema Eye Honors. Complete list of nominees are below.

Recognizing the best in nonfiction work, this year marks the first time six films will be vying for the top prize.

33 films from 12 countries are among this year’s nominees, including four nominations for seven films (The Arbor, Dragonslayer, Hell and Back Again, The Interrupters, Nostalgia for the Light, Position Among the Stars and Senna) and four individual nominations for The Interrupters‘ director Steve James.

Winners will be announced on January 11, 2012 as Cinema Eye returns for a second year to New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.

Learn more at cinemaeyehonors.com.

2012 Cinema Eye Honors Nominees

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
The Arbor
Directed by Clio Barnard
Produced by Tracy O’Riordan

The Interrupters
Directed by Steve James
Produced by Alex Kotlowitz and Steve James

Nostalgia for the Light
Directed by Patricio Guzmán
Produced by Renate Sachse

Position Among the Stars
Directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich
Produced by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich

Project Nim
Directed by James Marsh
Produced by Simon Chinn

Senna
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Produced by James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Clio Barnard
The Arbor

Danfung Dennis
Hell and Back Again

Steve James
The Interrupters

Patricio Guzmán
Nostalgia for the Light

Leonard Retel Helmrich
Position Among the Stars

Outstanding Achievement in Production
Erik Nelson and Adrienne Ciuffo
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Mike Lerner
Hell and Back Again

Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz
The Interrupters

Renate Sachse
Nostalgia for the Light

Gian-Piero Ringel and Wim Wenders
Pina

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Alma Har’el
Bombay Beach

Eric Koretz
Dragonslayer

Danfung Dennis
Hell and Back Again

Katell Dijan
Nostalgia for the Light

Leonard Retel Helmrich and Ismail Fahmi Lubish
Position Among the Stars

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Hanna Lejonqvist SFK & Göran Hugo Olsson
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Jennifer Tiexiera and Lizzy Calhoun
Dragonslayer

Joe Walker
Life in a Day

Jasper Naaijkens
Position Among the Stars

Gregers Sall and Chris King
Senna

Audience Choice Prize
Bill Cunningham New York
Directed by Richard Press

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Directed by Göran Hugo Olsson

Buck
Directed by Cindy Meehl

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Directed by Werner Herzog

Give Up Tomorrow
Directed by Michael Collins

The Interrupters
Directed by Steve James

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Directed by Jon M. Chu

Project Nim
Directed by James Marsh

Senna
Directed by Asif Kapadia

Tabloid
Directed by Errol Morris

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
Clio Barnard
The Arbor

Michal Marczak
At the Edge of Russia

Alma Har’el
Bombay Beach

Tristan Patterson
Dragonslayer

Danfung Dennis
Hell and Back Again

Outstanding Achievement in an Original Music Score
Harry Escott and Molly Nyman
The Arbor

Ernst Reijseger
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

T. Griffin
Dragonslayer

Antonio Pinto
Senna

John Kusiak
Tabloid

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Animation
Justin Barber and Ryland Jones
Women Art Revolution

Mike Nicholson and Allison Moore
Better This World

Brent Green
Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then

Kinda Akash
Project Nim

Raynor Pettge
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure

Rob Feng and Jeremy Landman
Tabloid

Spotlight Award
Family Instinct
Directed by Andris Gauja

Last Days Here
Directed by Don Argott and Demien Fenton

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
Directed by Chad Friedrichs

Scenes of a Crime
Directed by Blue Hadaegh and Grover Babcock

The Tiniest Place
Directed by Tatiana Huezo Sánchez

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
Il Capo
Directed by Yuri Ancarani

Diary
Directed by Tim Hetherington

Minka
Directed by Davina Pardo

Out of Reach
Directed by Jakub Stozek

This Chair Is Not Me
Directed by Andy Taylor Smith

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