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Tim Hetherington Among Finalists for Cinema Eye's Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking Award

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 12, 2011 at 5:06AM

Cinema Eye names the eleven finalists for its Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking. Five official nominees will be named on October 26, 2011, and a winner will be announced January 11 at the 5th Annual Cinema Eye Honors in NYC. This marks the second year Cinema Eye has recognized films in the nonfiction short category. Vance Malone's The Pool Trainer was last year's winner.
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Cinema Eye names the eleven finalists for its Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking. Five official nominees will be named on October 26, 2011, and a winner will be announced January 11 at the 5th Annual Cinema Eye Honors in NYC. This marks the second year Cinema Eye has recognized films in the nonfiction short category. Vance Malone's The Pool Trainer was last year's winner.

Finalists, listed below, include the late Tim Hetherington (for Diary; stills pictured), who was nominated for two Cinema Eye awards in 2011 for Restrepo. You can watch Diary here.

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2012 Cinema Eye Honors Short Film Finalists:

Bathing Micky (MICKY BADER) (Sweden/Denmark)
Directed by Frida Kempff

Diary (United Kingdom)
Directed by Tim Hetherington

Guanape Sur (Italy)
Directed by Janos Richter

Il Capo (The Chief) (Italy)
Directed by Yuri Ancarani

Incident by a Bank (Sweden)
Directed by Ruben Ostlund

Minka (USA)
Directed by Davina Pardo

Out of Reach (POZA ZASIEGIEM) (Poland)
Directed by Jakub Stozek

Poster Girl (USA)
Directed by Sara Nesson

Ray's Birds (USA)
Directed by Deborah Stratman

This Chair is Not Me (United Kingdom)
Directed by Andy Taylor Smith

Tussilago (Sweden)
Directed by Jonas Odell

This article is related to: Awards, Directors, Genres, Documentaries, Shorts


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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.