The Info List - CINE

(Council on International Nontheatrical Events) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.[2] Founded in 1957 with the mission of selecting American films for international film festivals,[3][4] 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.[5]


1 History 2 Awards 3 Notable CINE
Golden Eagle winners 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] CINE's original name, the Committee on International Non-Theatrical Events, was chosen to create the acronym CINE,[6] 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.[7] For decades, the CINE
Golden Eagle Competition was a way for non-theatrical American films to gain access to festivals and even the Academy Awards
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.[8] 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.

Awards[edit] CINE
presents two types of awards: competitive and honorary. Competitive awards include the Golden Eagle Award (instituted in 1962),[9] 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 composer. CINE
utilizes a jury system to select winners. CINE
also presents individuals with special honors. Recent notable honorees include Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
in 2012, Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
in 2005, and Ken Burns
Ken Burns
in 2003.[10] Many important filmmakers have received the Golden Eagle Award early in their career, such as Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
for his first film Amblin', Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
for his first short film The Critic, and Ken Burns for his student film Brooklyn Bridge.[11] The CINE
award trophies are made by New York firm, Society Awards. Notable CINE
Golden Eagle winners[edit]

Golden Eagle Award Trophy

The following people in the film and television industry have received a CINE
Golden Eagle:[12]

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(The Critic, 1963) Jim Henson
Jim Henson
(Time Piece, 1967) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(Bach to Bach, 1968) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(Amblin', 1969) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(Deed of Daring-Do, 1972) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(The Lift, 1972) Dick Ebersol
Dick Ebersol
(The Ancient Games, 1973) Taylor Hackford
Taylor Hackford
(Bukowski, 1974) Robert Drew (Who's Out There?, 1975)[13] Albert Magnoli (Jazz, 1979) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(Brooklyn Bridge, 1981) Mira Nair
Mira Nair
(So Far From India, 1983) Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick
and Marshall Herskovitz
Marshall Herskovitz
( Special
Bulletin, 1984) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(Displaced Persons, 1985) Fred Rogers
Fred Rogers
(Let's Talk
About Going to the Doctor, 1986) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
and Pixar
(Luxo Jr., 1987) Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor
(Oedipus Rex, 1993) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(The Real McTeague, 1994) Jane Lubchenco
Jane Lubchenco
(Diversity of Life, 1994) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(4 Little Girls, 1998) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(61*, 2001) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(Holiday Heart, 2001) Anisa Mehdi (Muslims, 2002) Mark Burnett
Mark Burnett
(Eco-Challenge: Borneo, 2002) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(No Direction Home, 2006) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(McCartney in St. Petersburg, 2006) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(Sketches of Frank Gehry, 2007) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(Brick City, 2010)


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