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|Type||501(c)(3) non-profit organization|
|Purpose||CINE builds and supports a community of professional, emerging and student film, television and digital content creators through the CINE Golden Eagle Awards, the CINE Connects alumni network, the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest, and related skill-building programming.|
|Council on International Non-Theatrical Events|
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'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 the Academy Awards before they stopped accepting entries from the majority of festivals and competitions.
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 1962), 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 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 film Amblin', Mel Brooks for his first short film The Critic, and Ken Burns for his student film Brooklyn Bridge.
The CINE award trophies are made by New York firm, Society Awards.
Notable CINE Golden Eagle winners
The following people in the film and television industry are among those who have received a CINE Golden Eagle:
- Robert Altman (The Real McTeague, 1994)
- Darrell Beschen (Running on Empty, 1978)
- Mel Brooks (The Critic, 1963)
- Ken Burns (Brooklyn Bridge, 1981)
- Billy Crystal (61*, 2001)
- Robert De Niro (Holiday Heart, 2001)
- Robert Drew (Who's Out There?, 1975)
- Dick Ebersol (The Ancient Games, 1973)
- Steven Thomas Fischer (Freedom Dance, 2007)
- Abby Ginzberg (Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey, 2006)
- Taylor Hackford (Bukowski, 1974)
- Jim Henson (Time Piece, 1967)
- Ron Howard (Deed of Daring-Do, 1972)
- Barbara Koppel (1990 - American Dream ; 1994 - A Century of Women ; 2005 -Bearing Witness )
- John Lasseter and Pixar (Luxo Jr., 1987)
- Spike Lee (4 Little Girls, 1998)
- Barry Levinson (Displaced Persons, 1985)
- Jane Lubchenco (Diversity of Life, 1994)
- Albert Magnoli (Jazz, 1979)
- Paul McCartney (McCartney in St. Petersburg, 2006)
- Anisa Mehdi (Muslims, 2002)
- Mira Nair (So Far From India, 1983)
- Mike Nichols (Bach to Bach, 1968)
- Sydney Pollack (Sketches of Frank Gehry, 2007)
- Fred Rogers (Let's Talk About Going to the Doctor, 1986)
- Martin Scorsese (No Direction Home, 2006)
- Steven Spielberg (Amblin', 1969)
- Julie Taymor (Oedipus Rex (Great Performances episode)|Oedipus Rex, 1993)
- Forest Whitaker (Brick City, 2010)
- Robert Zemeckis (The Lift, 1972)
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