Tim Hetherington's ‘Diary’ Named Finalist for Cinema Eye Award

Short from journalist killed in Libya makes list of 11 finalists for nonfiction short film award

The late Tim Hetherington, a photographer and filmmaker who was killed in Libya shortly after attending the Academy Awards as a nominee for the documentary "Restrepo," has been named as one of the finalists in the Cinema Eye Honors award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking.

Tim HetheringtonHetherington's "Diary," an impressionistic chronicle of his experiences in war zones, is one of 11 films shortlisted by an international jury made up of documentary programmers from such film festivals as Sundance, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Silverdocs.

Hetherington (left) was nominated for two Cinema Eye Honors last year for "Restrepo." Another shortlisted film, "Ray's Birds," was directed by Deborah Stratman, a previous Cinema Eye Honors nominee for her cinematography for "O'er the Land."

The five nominees will be named on Oct. 26, and the winner announced at the fifth annual Cinema Eye Honors ceremony in New York City on Jan. 11, 2012. 

The finalists:

"Bathing Micky" ("Micky Bader") (Sweden/Denmark)
Directed by Frida Kempff

"Diary" (United Kingdom)
Directed by Tim Hetherington

"Guanape Sur" (Italy)
Directed by Janos Richter

"Il Capo" ("The Chief") (Italy)
Directed by Yuri Ancarani

"Incident by a Bank" (Sweden)
Directed by Ruben Ostlund

"Minka" (USA)
Directed by Davina Pardo

"Out of Reach" ("Poza Zasiegiem") (Poland)
Directed by Jakub Stozek

"Poster Girl" (USA)
Directed by Sara Nesson

"Ray's Birds" (USA)
Directed by Deborah Stratman

"This Chair is Not Me" (United Kingdom)
Directed by Andy Taylor Smith

"Tussilago" (Sweden)
Directed by Jonas Odell