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Voting Now Open for Cinema Eye Honors’ 2012 Audience Choice Prize

New York – The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking today announced that voting for the 2012 Audience Choice Prize has begun. Voting is open to nonfiction film fans from around the globe and voters are invited to choose from among ten audience favorites – films that have formed powerful connections with viewers in movie theaters and at film festivals.

You can cast your vote at

. (Shortened link:

). The award will be presented at the 2012 Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking on January 11, 2012 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York.

This year’s ten Audience Choice nominees are:

* Bill Cunningham New York (directed by Richard Press)
* The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (directed by Göran Olsson)
* Buck (directed by Cindy Meehl)
* Cave of Forgotten Dreams (directed by Werner Herzog)
* Give Up Tomorrow (directed by Michael Collins)
* The Interrupters (directed by Steve James)
* Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (directed by Jon M. Chu)
* Project Nim (directed by James March)
* Senna (directed by Asif Kapadia)
* Tabloid (directed by Errol Morris)

Previous winners of the Audience Choice Prize include King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2008), Up the Yangtze (2009), The September Issue(2010) and Joan Rivers: Piece of Work (2011).

About the Cinema Eye Honors and the 2012 Awards
The Cinema Eye Honors were founded in 2007 to recognize excellence in artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking. It remains the only international nonfiction award to recognize the whole creative team, presenting annual craft awards in directing, producing, cinematography, editing, composing and graphic design/animation. The 5th edition of the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking will be held January 11, 2012 at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. Nominees for the 2012 awards were announced on October 26, 2011. A full list of nominees can be found at


Cinema Eye is headed by a core team that includes Co-Chairs Esther Robinson (director, A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory; Cinema Eye nominee for Outstanding Debut, 2008) and AJ Schnack (director, Kurt Cobain About A Son and founder of Cinema Eye), Producer Nathan Truesdell (producer, Convention), Nominations Committee Chair Sean Farnel (Former Head of Programming, Hot Docs Film Festival), Advisory Board Chair Andrea Meditch (executive producer, Buck and Man on Wire) and Filmmaker Advisory Board Chair Laura Poitras (director, The Oath; Cinema Eye winner for Outstanding Direction, 2011).

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