This year's five nominees are Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s Alamar, Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hill, Michelangelo Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte, Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Trailers for all are after the jump. Cinema Eye laid out the criteria, editors of Filmmaker Magazine chose the nominees and a jury of filmmakers will choose the winner. Filmmaker Magazine is "honored to celebrate with Cinema Eye the five narrative films this year that have most adventurously burst through the boundaries separating art and life," said editor Scott Macaulay.
Cinema Eye co-chair Esther Robinson stated:
“Filmmakers have always been at the forefront of raising important questions about the construction of truth, but the borders between fiction and non-fiction film are both slippery and oft times guarded with provincial and outmoded thinking." The Heterodox Award "hopes to puncture this border, by honoring a narrative film that best illuminates the beauty and importance of creating new territories of cinema - inhabitable by both fiction and nonfiction films alike.”