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Cinema Eye Honors Names Ten Finalists for Outstanding Short Film Award 2013

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 27, 2012 at 6:23PM

Cinema Eye names the ten finalists for its 2013 Outstanding Short Film Award, as chosen by a committee of international film festival programmers. The nonfiction films are listed below. Five of the finalists will be announced as nominees in October, prior to the 6th Annual Cinena Eye Honors in January.
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Tim Hetherington's 'Diary'
Tim Hetherington's 'Diary'

Cinema Eye names the ten finalists for its 2013 Outstanding Short Film Award, as chosen by a committee of international film festival programmers. The nonfiction films are listed below. Five of the finalists will be announced as nominees in October, prior to the 6th Annual Cinena Eye Honors in January. This will be the third year Cinama Eye recognizes nonfiction shorts with an award. Past recipients of the award include Tim Hetherington's "Diary" and Vance Malone's "The Poodle Trainer."

The ten finalists are:

Aaron Burr, Part 2 (USA), directed by Dana O’Keefe
 
CatCam (USA), directed by Seth Keal
 
Cutting Loose (Scotland)
directed by Finlay Pretsell and Adrian McDowall
 
Family Nightmare (USA), directed by Dustin Guy Defa
 
Fanuzzi’s Gold (USA)
, directed by Georgia Gruzen
 
Good Bye Mandima (Kwa Heri Mandima) (Switzerland), directed by Robert-Jan Lacombe
 
Grandmothers (Abuelas) (UK), directed by Afarin Eghbal
 
Into the Middle of Nowhere (UK), directed by Anna Francis Ewert
 
Meaning of Robots (USA)
, directed by Matt Lenski
 
Paradise (Paraiso) (USA), directed by Nadav Kurtz
 

This article is related to: Awards, Short Film, Shorts, Documentary


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.