Nominations announced for inaugural ‘Cinema Eye Awards’ for Nonfiction Filmmaking
In the first ever ‘Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking Award’, two films – Philip Gröning's “Into Great Silence”, which looks at the lives of a monastery in the French Alps, and Jason Kohn's examination of corruption in Brazil, “Manda Bala (Send A Bullet)”, lead with six nominations each.
They are closely followed by five nominations for Tony Kaye's exploration of the abortion issue “Lake of Fire”. Other close runners include “The Monastery – Mr Vig and The Nun” directed by Pernille Rose Grønkjær and “No End In Sight” directed by Charles Ferguson.
Twenty-five films have been nominated for their achievements in nine specific crafts including Producing, Editing and Cinematography (see full list of categories and nominees below). Winners will be chosen by a larger voting pool of top filmmakers, distributors, programmers, writers and industry figures selected from within the documentary community and will be awarded on March 18, 2008 at a ceremony at the IFC Center in New York City.
The Awards categories were chosen to honor and acknowledge great achievement in specific, ‘behind-the-scenes’ craftsmanship. A new category of excellence was also revealed at Sundance, The ‘IndiePix Audience Choice Prize’.
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