Mexican film Post Tenebras Lux (pictured) by Carlos Reygadas and the Chilean production La última estación / The Last Station by Cristian Soto and Catalina Vergara were awarded at the 2013 edition of the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking. The winners were announced at a ceremony last night at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.
Reygadas' Post Tenebras Lux was the winner of the Heterodox Award, given to a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production. Brazilian film Neighboring Sounds /O Som ao Redor by Kleber Mendonça Filho was also nominated in this category.
Soto and Vergara's The Last Station was the winner of the Spotlight Award. The film follows the lives of the residents of a Chilean nursing home. Tatiana Huezo Sánchez’ Mexican documentary El lugar más pequeño / The Tiniest Place was the winner of the same prize two years ago.
Founded in 2007, the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film. Cinema Eye’s mission is to advocate for, recognize and promote the highest commitment to rigor and artistry in the nonfiction field.