Nomination for Best Cinematography @ Cinema Eye Honors
Great news! ELENA was nominated for Best Cinematography for the prestigious Cinema Eye Honors, one of the highest honors in American documentary filmmaking.
“It may be a simple thing to turn on a camera, but a rare few can capture the poetry and chaos of everyday life as it happens. Vertov said that the camera, the cinema eye (or kino-eye), was more powerful than the human eye. The camera is also the extension of the documentarian’s heart, in the moment, as they capture life unfolding. This award captures the great visual artists of our form.”
Winners of this 7th Annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced at a ceremony in early January 2014 in New York City.
“The awards are presented by the Cinema Eye organization, which is currently led by AJ Schnack, filmmaker Esther Robinson, filmmaker Nathan Truesdell, producer Andrea Meditch, former Hot Docs programmer Sean Farnel and filmmaker Laura Poitras. Nominations for the awards are determined by voting of top film festival documentary programmers and winners are voted on by an invited membership of more than 500 documentary film experts. Cinema Eye also presents an Audience Choice Prize where voting is open to the public.” (source: wikipedia)