IndiePix to Sponsor 2009 Cinema Eye Honors - for second year
New York, US – 9 February, 2009 – IndiePix
- Date for Diaries: Second Annual non-fiction film awards to be held on Sunday 29th March 2009, New York City
- Nominees include: 'Waltz with Bashir', 'My Winnipeg' and 'Man on Wire'
, the Internet-based distributor of independent films, has announced that it is returning as the Presenting Sponsor and Production Partner for this year's Cinema Eye Honors
. IndiePix was the Founding Sponsor and partner in the successful inaugural non-fiction awards in March 2008, and is once again joining with AJ Schnack, author and Filmmaker of 'Kurt Cobain: About a Son', and Thom Powers, Documentary Programmer for the Toronto Film Festival, for the 2009 event, Sunday 29th March 2009, New York City. Ten categories have been selected, including Outstanding Achievement in Debut feature, the Audience Choice Award and a new category, Outstanding Achievement in Composing, has been added.
Golden Globe award-winning, 'Waltz with Bashir', has been nominated for a record seven Cinema Eye Honors, including Outstanding Achievement in Direction, as well as the coveted award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Feature Filmmaking. 'Man on Wire', which is also in the running for the top award, is on the Oscar shortlist for Best Feature Documentary.
"We were delighted with the success of the inaugural non-fiction awards ceremony last year and are thrilled to once again be producing and sponsoring the Cinema Eye Honors 2009," commented Bob Alexander, President of IndiePix. "We have had so much interest and support from filmmakers and the festival community as a whole that the 2009 event promises to significantly build on last year."
Throughout 2008, IndiePix has continued to build its documentary arm, which now encompasses over 100 of the most recent, festival accredited, award winning non-fiction titles. It has formed key strategic partnerships with organisations such as The Cinema Guild, which aims to provide a wider audience and younger generation of film lovers with easy access to documentary and foreign films, and with Apple iTunes, which has enabled film lovers to download films straight to their iPod or Mac.
Bob Alexander continued: "Throughout 2008 the film industry – and the independent film industry in particular – experienced some important challenges, most significantly the writers' strikes at the start of the year, and the shake-up of the independent film industry following the folding of Warner Bros Independent and New Line Cinema, respected for having pioneered "edgy" films into the mass market. Our Awards aim to give a really essential boost to independently produced, non-fiction film and showcase some of its greatest filmmaking talent."
For a full list of nominees and additional information on the Cinema Eye Honors 2009 please visit www.cinemaeyeawards.com
IndiePix is a New York-based distributor that delivers a highly-curated collection of the best Independent Films from around the world. Offering a hand-picked catalogue of over 3,000 independent film gems – art-house, foreign, and documentary – the IndiePix team selects the best titles from the international festival circuit. Avenues for distribution include IndiePix's patented Download-to-Own technology, delivery of DVD by mail, retail and theatrical.
The company is committed to supporting the Independent Film industry through its production arm, IndiePix Studios, and its unique business model that returns the highest share of sales straight to the filmmaker.
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