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The 2011 Cinema Eye Honors - The 2011 Award Winners

Fourth Annual Cinema Eye Awards for Nonfiction Films

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The 2011 Cinema Eye Honors - The 2011 Award Winners

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Cinema Eye Honors
The Fourth Annual Cinema Eye Honors, the awards given in recognition of excellence in the various disciplines that contribute to the art of documentary filmmaking, were presented at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria (Queens Borough), New York, on January 18, 2011. The awards ceremony, hosted by Cinema Eye Co-Chairpersons, A.J. Schnack and Esther Robinson, is being broadcast by the Documentary Channel on January 30, 2011.

The full list of winners follows:

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING:

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Directed by Banksy, Produced by Jaimie D'Cruz

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION

  • The Oath
  • Laura Poitras, Director

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION:

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING:

  • Exit Through The Gift Shop
  • Chris King and Tom Fulford, Editors

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • Last Train Home
  • Lixin Fan, Cinematographer

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE:

  • The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy
  • Norbert Möslang, Composer

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ANIMATION:

  • Gasland
  • Juan Cardarelli (Visual Effects) and Alex Tyson (Animation)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE:

  • Last Train Home
  • Lixin Fan, Director
  • Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross, Producers

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN A DEBUT FEATURE FILM:

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION SHORT FILMMAKING:

  • The Poodle Trainer
  • Vance Malone, Director
  • Award Sponsored by The Economist

AUDIENCE CHOICE PRIZE:

LEGACY AWARD:

  • Grey Gardens
  • Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer and Susan Froemke, Directors

SPOTLIGHT AWARD:

  • The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaucascu
  • Andrei Ujica, Director

HETERODOX AWARD

  • Putty Hill
  • Matt Porterfield, Director
  • Award Sponsored by Filmmaker Magazine

Check the full list of nominees

The Cinema Eye ceremony included tributes by Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock to George Hickenlooper, the director of the documentaries Mayor Of The Sunset Strip and Hearts Of Darkness, who died in October 2010; and by filmmakers Liz Garbus, Lucia Small and Greg Barker to their editor, Karen Schmeer, who died in January 2010.

Sponsors for the 2011 Cinema Eye Honors included the Documentary Channel, the Museum of the Moving Image, The Economist, HBO Documentary Films, A&E IndieFilms, SnagFilms, POV, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hot Docs, Camden International Film Festival, Abel Cine Tech, Danish Film Institute, Hudson Hotel, Maine Distilleries and Film Sales Company.

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