2020 Cinema Eye Honors Winners

The 13th annual Cinema Eye Honors, recognizing achievements in non-fiction film from 2019, were celebrated at the Museum of the Moving Image at a ceremony last evening.

Below is the full list of winners announced at last night’s ceremony, which was hosted for the first year by documentarian Yance Ford (STRONG ISLAND). I once again served on the Nominations Committee for features. Congratulations to all the winners, nominees, and the hard-working Cinema Eye organizers.

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
AMERICAN FACTORY
Directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Produced by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, and Julie Parker Benello

Audience Choice Prize
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Directed by John Chester

Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert for AMERICAN FACTORY

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Todd Douglas Miller for APOLLO 11

Outstanding Achievement in Production
Waad Al-Kateab for FOR SAMA & Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær for THE CAVE (tie)

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma for HONEYLAND

Outstanding Achievement in an Original Music Score
Matt Morton for APOLLO 11

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation
Patrick Cederberg, Matthew Hornick, and Ash Thorp for THE GREAT HACK

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER
Directed by Beniamino Barrese

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Film Made for Broadcast
LEAVING NEVERLAND
Directed by Dan Reed, HBO

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Series Made for Broadcast
TRICKY DICK
Directed by Mary Robertson, CNN

Outstanding Achievement in Editing in a Nonfiction Film or Series for Broadcast
David Tillman for APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON, NatGeo

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Nonfiction Film or Series for Broadcast
Mark Ritchie, Julian Klincewicz, Dikayl Rimmasch, and Irie Calkins for HOMECOMING, Netflix

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
GHOSTS OF SUGARLAND
Directed by Bassam Tariq

Spotlight Award
PRESENT.PERFECT.
Directed by Shengze Zhu

Heterodox Award
THE SOUVENIR
Directed by Joanna Hogg

Legacy Award
KOYAANISQATSI
Directed by Godfrey Reggio

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