Steve James to be honored by Cinema Eye as one of top documentary filmmakers of the decade

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the Cinema Eye Honors has chosen to recognize the top 20 nonfiction films and top 10 nonfiction filmmakers from the past decade.

Cinema Eye polled 110 key members of the documentary community for their votes on the filmmakers and films that helped define Cinema Eye’s first decade. Kartemquin associate Steve James is one of these filmmakers who has been recognized for his documentary, The Interrupters, which won the Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Feature in 2012 and is among the Cinema Eye top 20 of the decade, and also for his CEH nominated film Life Itself.

Cinema Eye is an international organization that acknowledges the craft and artistry of nonfiction films focusing on filmmakers in the fields of cinematography, original score, graphic design, direction and editing. The organization focuses on representing documentaries that blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction and creating a conversation that shifts the emphasis from importance of topic to artistic craft.

The 20 films and 10 filmmakers will be honored by Cinema Eye at an event on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in New York City, where the organization will also announce its nominees for the 10th Annual Cinema Eye Honors. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 11, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York. In addition, on Friday, November 4, the Museum of the Moving Image will launch a 10-week screening series of highlights from Cinema Eye’s first decade, with nominated and winning filmmakers on hand to discuss their work. Find out more.

Steve James will be a keynote speaker on Tuesday, September 27 at the IDA's Getting Real 2016 Conference, where he will also host a Q&A with Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn at a free public screening of his 2002 film Stevie at 7:30pm at ArcLight Hollywood. Get more details.

Steve James' current film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail will next screen at New York Film Festival on October 6th & 7th, the Double Exposure Film Festival in Washington, D.C. on October 8th, and Chicago International Film Festival. The filmmakers and subjects will attend all screenings. Find out more at www.abacusmovie.com.