Debut Feature ‘Strong Island’ Sweeps Nonfiction Cinema Eye Honors

Yance Ford's 'Strong Island' is awarded three prizes, including Outstanding Feature Film.

The tirelessly hardworking, self-effacing documentary community ascended upon Astoria, Queens last night for the 11th annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking. While numerous other award shows throughout the season select a "Best Documentary," the Cinema Eye Honors look to bring attention to all aspects of a doc's work, including its cinematography, production design, musical score, and editing. As year-end award ceremonies inflate the recurring cycle of honoring the sum of a film's parts, the CEH breaks it down and honors the time, obsessive commitment, and team effort it takes to perfect the craft.

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