Independent filmmakers Suzanne Niedland of BusEye Films, LLC, and Aaron Wells of Silver Beach Productions, Inc, have been honored for their documentary short film What Is Art? with a prestigious 2009 CINE Special Jury Award. Chosen from among all of the 2008 CINE Golden Eagle Award winners, their film was deemed the best of its category, New Media – Non-Fiction, by a panel of members of CINE’s Board of Directors.
The CINE Special Jury Awards recognize the elite among the winners of the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award. This year’s recipients include productions from independent and student filmmakers, as well as such distinguished organizations as CNN, A&E, National Geographic, American Movie Classics, and Discovery Communications.
CINE Awards are greatly valued in the moving-image industries. Past CINE winners include such internationally recognized artists and producers/directors as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Robert Altman, George Lucas, Barbara Kopple, Debra Chasnoff, Ken Burns, Sheila Nevins, and many others.