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'Flee' and'Ascension' - 2022 Cinema Eye Honors Awards Winners
‘Flee’ and ‘Ascension’ – 2022 Cinema Eye Honors Awards Winners

Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated documentary took the top prize at the 15th Annual Cinema Eye Honors, winning the award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking. Jessica Kingdon’s Ascension won three awards, the most of the evening, for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Original Score and Debut Feature. Both films have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Other awards including Outstanding Direction went to filmmaker Robert Greene for his collaborative documentary, Procession and Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) won the Editing Prize for Joshua Pearson.

E. Chai Vasarhely and Jimmy Chin took the Audience Choice Prize for The Rescue, It’s the 3rd win in the category for the filmmaking duo, having previously won the Audience Prize for Meru and Free Solo.

Three Songs for Benezir, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, received the Short Film Honor. Amalia Ulman’s El Planeta won the Heterodox Award and Angelo Madsen Minax’ North By Current received the Spotlight Award. Cheryl Dunye’s Heterodox classic The Watermelon Woman received the Legacy Award.

15th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Winners

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING

Flee
Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Produced by Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION

Robert Greene
For Procession

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Joshua Pearson
For Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jessica Kingdon and Nathan Truesdell
For Ascension

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Matthew Heineman, Jenna Millman and Leslie Norville
For The First Wave

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

Dan Deacon
For Ascension

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND DESIGN

Leslie Shatz and Jahn Sood
For The Velvet Underground

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GRAPHIC DESIGN OR ANIMATION

Kenneth Ladekjær and Jess Nicholls
For Flee

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN A DEBUT FEATURE FILM

Ascension
Directed by Jessica Kingdon

AUDIENCE CHOICE PRIZE

The Rescue
Directed by E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FILM FOR BROADCAST

In the Same Breath
Directed by Nanfu Wang
HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION SERIES

City So Real
Directed by Steve James National Geographic

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ANTHOLOGY SERIES

Pretend It’s a City
Martin Scorsese, Fran Liebowitz, David Tedeschi, Ted Griffin, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Joshua Porter, and Margaret Bodde
Netflix

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING IN A NONFICTION FILM OR SERIES FOR BROADCAST

Adam Locke-Norton
For How to with John Wilson
HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A NONFICTION FILM OR SERIES FOR BROADCAST

Ellen Kuras
For David Byrne’s American Utopia
HBO

SPOTLIGHT AWARD

North by Current
Directed by Angelo Minax Madsen

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION SHORT FILMMAKING

Three Songs for Benezir
Directed by Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei

HETERODOX AWARD

El Planeta
Directed by Amalia Ulman

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