We told you a couple ago about the Cinema Eye Awards for documentary filmmaking, the brainchild of director/blogger (and all-around great guy) AJ Schnack and IndiePix. The awards were held last night at the IFC Center, and thanks to former Cinematical editor/current Spout queen Karina Longworth and her impressive Twittering skills, I was able to feel almost like I was there at the awards, instead of sitting here at home continuing to nurse this seemingly endless SXSW cough-from-hell I've been fighting all week.
Here (well, after the jump) are the award winners, per Karina. For the far more entertaining version, you can read the text of her live-posting over on her Twitter site as well. I expect the Cinema Eye folks will add a list of the winners to their site once the open bar closes at the after party, or at least sometime today, so here's a link to the official site as well. We at Cinematical appreciate both Karina's tenacity and her ability to provide entertaining awards coverage in 140-character Twitterings while, presumably, also enjoying the open bar at the party. That's dedication.
DEBUT FEATURE: Jennifer Venditti, Billy the Kid
BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN/ANIMATION: Chicago 10
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
BEST EDITING: Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: King of Kong (Yay! It finally gets some recognition!)
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE: The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun
BEST DIRECTOR: Alex Gibney, for Taxi to the Dark Side
BEST FEATURE: Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)