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‘Welcome to Chechnya’ Leads Cinema Eye Honors’ Broadcast

David France’s “Welcome to Chechnya,” a documentary about LGBTQ activists making an attempt to assist in the course of the Chechnya authorities’s brutal crackdown on gays and lesbians, leads all movies in nominations within the Cinema Eye Honors’ broadcast classes, which have been introduced on Thursday throughout a digital version of its annual fall lunch.

Cinema Eye, a New York-based group based in 2007 to acknowledge all elements of nonfiction filmmaking, additionally introduced its new Stay Focused initiative. The program spotlights 12 movies by up-and-coming filmmakers who misplaced the possibility for theatrical exhibition and film-festival publicity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cinema Eye has pledged to search out “in-person opportunities” for the filmmakers as soon as the pandemic subsides, beginning with theatrical screenings on the new Vidiots Theatre in Los Angeles in late 2021.

The 12 movies embody Cecilia Aldorondo’s “Landfall,” which just lately gained a jury award at DOC NYC; David Osit’s “Mayor,” in regards to the Christian mayor of a Palestinian metropolis; and Elizabeth Lo’s “Stray,” which follows three stray canine in Istanbul.

Four broadcast classes have been introduced on Thursday, with “Welcome to Chechnya” touchdown nominations for modifying and cinematography in addition to for Outstanding Broadcast Film. In that class, will probably be competing with Ivy Meeropol’s “Bully. Coward. Victim.: The Story of Roy Cohn,” Carol Dysinger’s Oscar profitable “Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl),” Martin Scorsese’s doc/fiction hybrid “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story” and Richard Ladkani’s “Sea of Shadows.”

In the Outstanding Broadcast Series class, the nominees have been “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children,” “Hillary,” “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” “The Last Dance” and “Love Fraud.”

Cinema Eye additionally introduced the Shorts List, 10 brief documentaries from which it can selected the finalists in its Nonfiction Short Film class. The checklist accommodates two movies that just lately screened in theWrap’s ShortList Film Festival, Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Mike Attie’s “Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa” and Charlie Tyrell’s “Broken Orchestra.”

The nominees and honorees:

Stay Focused initiative

“The American Sector,” directed by Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez
“Bulletproof,” directed by Todd Chandler
“Down a Dark Stairwell,” directed by Ursula Liang
“Jacinta,” directed by Jessica Earnshaw
“Landfall,” directed by Cecilia Aldorondo
“Mayor,” directed by David Osit
“P.S. Burn This Letter Please,” directed by Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera
“Sisters With Transistors,” directed by Lisa Rovner
“Socks on Fire,” directed by Bo Mcguire
“Stray,” directed by Elizabeth Lo
“Through the Night,” directed by Loira Limbal
“Two Gods,” directed by Zeshawn Ali


Outstanding Broadcast Film
“Bully. Coward. Victim.: The Story of Roy Cohn,” directed by Ivy Meeropol (HBO)
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl),” directed by Carol Dysinger (A&E)
“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese,” directed by Martin Scorsese (Netflix)
“Sea of Shadows,” directed by Richard Ladkani (National Geographic)
“Welcome to Chechnya,” directed by David France (HBO)

Outstanding Broadcast Series
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children” (HBO) directed by Sam Pollard, Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre and Joshua Bennett
“Hillary” (Hulu) directed by Nanette Burstein
“I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” (HBO) directed by Liz Garbus
“The Last Dance” (ESPN and Netflix) directed by Jason Hehir
“Love Fraud” (Showtime) directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Outstanding Editing in a Broadcast Film or Series
Anne Alvergue and Adam Kurnitz, “Bully. Coward. Victim.: The Story of Roy Cohn” (HBO)
Erin Barnett, Jawad Metni and Alyse Ardell Spiegel, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” (HBO)
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