Last Train Home by Montrealer Lixin Fan had led with 7 nominations (Outstanding Feature, Direction, Production, Cinematography, Editing, International Feature and Audience Choice), with a record 6 for Fan himself. It picked up three awards, for Production, Cinematography and International film.
A newly introduced category, the Heterodox Award, was created to honour a narrative film that “imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production.” Putty Hill by Matt Porterfield overcame the competition from Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s Alamar, Michelangelo Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte, Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture and Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul's Palme d'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
A Legacy Award was given to the landmark 1975 film Grey Gardens, and presented to filmmakers Albert Maysles and Muffie Meyer from the filmmaking team. They received a rousing standing ovation.
The Audience Award went to Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work.
Complete list of winners for the 4th Annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking:
Nonfiction Feature FilmmakingExit Through The Gift Shop, directed by Banksy, produced by Jaimie D’cruz
DirectionThe Oath, Laura Poitras
ProductionLast Train Home, Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross
CinematographyLast Train Home, Lixin Fan
EditingExit Through The Gift Shop, Chris King and Tom Fulford
ComposingThe Sound Of Insects - Record Of A Mummy, Norbert Moeslang
Graphic DesignGasland, Juan Cardarelli And Eric Levy
InternationalLast Train Home, directed by Lixin Fan, produced by Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross
DebutMarwencol, Jeff Malmberg
SpotlightThe Autobiography Of Nicolae Ceausescu, directed by Andrei Ujic
Audience ChoiceJoan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg
Nonfiction Short FilmThe Poodle Trainer, directed by Vance Malone