Cinema Eye Honors Fete 2012 Documentaries With 6th Annual Nominees

Documentary nominees take the deserved spotlight with 2012 non-fiction nominations unveiled by organizers of the Cinema Eye Honors Friday at AFI Fest with The Imposter and Searching for Sugar Man each receiving five nominations.

Six films will compete for Cinema Eye’s Outstanding Achievement in Non-fiction Feature Filmmaking prize. Included are Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Detropia, Bart Layton’s The Imposter, Matthew Akers’ Marina Abramović The Artist is Present, Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims’ Only the Young and Malik Bendjelloul’s Searching for Sugar Man.

The 6th Annual Cinema Eye Honors will take place January 9 as Cinema Eye at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

5 Broken Cameras, directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Produced by Christine Camdessus, Serge Gordey, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
 
Detropia, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Produced by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady and Craig Atkinson
 
The Imposter, directed by Bart Layton
Produced by Dimitri Doganis
 
Marina Abramović The Artist is Present, directed by Matthew Akers; Produced by Jeff Dupre and Maro Chermayeff
 
Only the Young, directed by Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims
Produced by Derek Waters
 
Searching for Sugar Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul
Produced by Simon Chinn

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

Detropia, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
 
The Law in These Parts, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
 
Only the Young, Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims
 
Planet of Snail, Seungjun Yi
 
Tchoupitoulas, Bill Ross and Turner Ross
 
¡Vivan las Antipodas!, Victor Kossakovsky

Outstanding Achievement in Production

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Alison Klayman and Adam Schlesinger
 
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, Margarete Jangård
 
The Imposter, Dimitri Doganis
 
Searching for Sugar Man, Simon Chinn
 
¡Vivan las Antipodas!, Heino Deckert

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Chasing Ice, Jeffrey Orlowski
 
The Imposter, Erik Alexander Wilson & Lynda Hall
 
Only the Young, Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims
 
Samsara, Ron Fricke
 
¡Vivan las Antipodas!, Victor Kossakovsky

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

5 Broken Cameras, Véronique Lagoarde-Ségot & Guy Davidi
 
Detropia, Enat Sidi
 
How to Survive a Plague, T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk & Jonathan Oppenheim
 
Room 237, Rodney Ascher
 
Tchoupitoulas, Bill Ross

Audience Choice Prize

5 Broken Cameras, directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
 
Beauty is Embarrassing, directed by Neil Berkeley
 
Bully, directed by Lee Hirsch
 
How to Survive a Plague, directed by David France
 
The Imposter, directed by Bart Layton
 
Jiro Dreams of Sushi, directed by David Gelb
 
Kumaré, directed by Vikram Gandhi
 
Marina Abramović The Artist is Present, directed by Matthew Akers
 
Searching for Sugar Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul
 
Trash Dance directed by Andrew Garrison

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by Alison Klayman
 
How to Survive a Plague, directed by David France
 
Marina Abramović The Artist is Present, directed by Matthew Akers
 
Only the Young, directed by Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims
 
Room 237, directed by Rodney Ascher
 
Searching for Sugar Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul
 
The Waiting Room, directed by Peter Nicks

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score

Detropia, Dial.81

The Imposter, Anna Nikitin
 
Into the Abyss, Mark De Gli Antoni
 
Room 237, Jonathan Snipes, William Hutson, The Caretaker (James Kirby)
 
¡Vivan las Antipodas!, Alexander Popov

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation

Beauty is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley, Anthony Maiuri
 
Herman’s House, Nicolas Brault, Tom Hillman
 
Indie Game: The Movie, James Swirsky
 
Room 237, Carlos Ramos
 
Searching for Sugar Man, Oskar Gullstrand, Arvid Steen
 
Urbanized, Brooklyn Digital Foundry/John Szot

Spotlight Award

Argentinian Lesson, directed by Wojciech Staroń

Bestiaire, directed by Denis Côté
 
Downeast, directed by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin
 
Meanwhile in Mamelodi, directed by Benjamin Kahlmeyer
 
Vol Special (Special Flight), directed by Fernand Melgar

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

Cutting Loose, directed by Finlay Pretsell and Adrian McDowall
 
Family Nightmare, directed by Dustin Guy Defa
 
Good Bye Mandima (Kwa Heri Mandima) , directed by Robert-Jan Lacombe
 
Into the Middle of Nowhere, directed by Anna Francis Ewert
 
Paradise (Paraíso), directed by Nadav Kurtz



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