Fifteen documentary short films are on the ‘Shorts List’.

Cinema Eye has unveiled the fifteen documentary short films named as finalists for the 2014 award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking.

The announcement was made on the opening day of the ninth Camden International Film Festival, a key festival partner of Cinema Eye, who will also host the nominees reception in New York City in January.

This year’s finalists include a previous Cinema Eye winner (Laura Poitras) and two filmmakers previously nominated (Yuri Ancarani and Sergio Oksman). Eva Weber becomes the first filmmaker ever to have two films named as finalists with Black Out and Reindeer.

The nominees in the short film category will be announced along with this year’s feature film nominees in November.

Full list of finalists is as follows:

  • Black Out (UK) Directed by Eva Weber
  • Bradley Manning Had Secrets (UK) Directed by Adam Butcher
  • Coffee Time (Elvakaffe) (Sweden) Directed by Maria Fredriksson
  • Da Vinci (Italy) Directed by Yuri Ancarani
  • Death of a Prisoner (USA) Directed by Laura Poitras
  • I Kill (New Zealand) Directed by David White and Paul Wedel
  • Magnetic Reconnection (Canada) Directed by Kyle Armstrong
  • Marcel, King of Tervuren (USA) Directed by Tom Schroeder
  • Nile Perch (USA) Directed by Josh Gibson
  • Outlawed in Pakistan (Pakistan / USA) Directed by Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann
  • Pouters (Scotland) Directed by Paul Fegan
  • Reindeer (UK) Directed by Eva Weber
  • The Roper (USA) Directed by Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands
  • Slomo (USA) Directed by Josh Izenberg
  • A Story for the Modlins (Spain) Directed by Sergio Oksman

Finalists for the Short Filmmaking award were determined in voting by short film/documentary programmers from international film festivals.