CINE (Council on International Nontheatrical Events) is a non-profit
organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1957 with the
mission of selecting American films for international film
festivals, CINE's focus has since evolved to supporting emerging
and established producers of film, TV and digital media from all
around the world through film competitions, educational panels,
screenings and networking opportunities.
CINE Golden Eagle winners
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CINE's original name, the Committee on International Non-Theatrical
Events, was chosen to create the acronym CINE, after which it was
then changed to Council on International Non-Theatrical Events, with
the understanding that in daily use it is simply referred to as CINE.
CINE's original purpose was to provide European film festival
directors with representative American informational films to
exhibit. For decades, the
CINE Golden Eagle Competition was a way
for non-theatrical American films to gain access to festivals and even
Academy Awards before they stopped accepting entries from the
majority of festivals and competitions.
CINE was once partially funded by the now defunct United States
Information Agency. This funding ceased in the late 1990s, not long
before the abolishment of the agency.
In the fall of 2014
CINE made some major changes to their
organization, which included creating one entry cycle per year for
each award (Professional, Independent and Student), switching to a
more traditional nominee structure in which only one production per
category is named the winner, and transitioning the entire process
online. However, unlike many major awards organizations, CINE's
current categories are based on content, not distribution platform, to
reflect the constantly changing industry.
CINE presents two types of awards: competitive and honorary.
Competitive awards include the Golden Eagle Award (instituted in
Special Jury Award, Masters Series, and Award of Excellence.
Honorary awards include the Leadership Award, Trailblazer Award,
Lifetime Achievement Award, and Legends Award. Separate from the
Golden Eagle Awards,
CINE also holds a Film Scoring Competition, which
was launched in 2012. In 2014, the competition was renamed the Marvin
Hamlisch Film Contest for Emerging Composers in honor of the legendary
CINE utilizes a jury system to select winners.
CINE also presents
individuals with special honors. Recent notable honorees include
Marvin Hamlisch in 2012,
Roger Ebert in 2005, and
Ken Burns in
2003. Many important filmmakers have received the Golden Eagle
Award early in their career, such as
Steven Spielberg for his first
Mel Brooks for his first short film The Critic, and Ken
Burns for his student film Brooklyn Bridge.
CINE award trophies are made by New York firm, Society Awards.
CINE Golden Eagle winners
CINE Golden Eagle Award Trophy
The following people in the film and television industry have received
CINE Golden Eagle:
Mel Brooks (The Critic, 1963)
Jim Henson (Time Piece, 1967)
Mike Nichols (Bach to Bach, 1968)
Steven Spielberg (Amblin', 1969)
Ron Howard (Deed of Daring-Do, 1972)
Robert Zemeckis (The Lift, 1972)
Dick Ebersol (The Ancient Games, 1973)
Taylor Hackford (Bukowski, 1974)
Robert Drew (Who's Out There?, 1975)
Albert Magnoli (Jazz, 1979)
Ken Burns (Brooklyn Bridge, 1981)
Mira Nair (So Far From India, 1983)
Edward Zwick and
Marshall Herskovitz (
Special Bulletin, 1984)
Barry Levinson (Displaced Persons, 1985)
Fred Rogers (Let's
Talk About Going to the Doctor, 1986)
John Lasseter and
Pixar (Luxo Jr., 1987)
Julie Taymor (Oedipus Rex, 1993)
Robert Altman (The Real McTeague, 1994)
Jane Lubchenco (Diversity of Life, 1994)
Spike Lee (4 Little Girls, 1998)
Billy Crystal (61*, 2001)
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro (Holiday Heart, 2001)
Anisa Mehdi (Muslims, 2002)
Mark Burnett (Eco-Challenge: Borneo, 2002)
Martin Scorsese (No Direction Home, 2006)
Paul McCartney (McCartney in St. Petersburg, 2006)
Sydney Pollack (Sketches of Frank Gehry, 2007)
Forest Whitaker (Brick City, 2010)
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