Strong Island: Yance Ford’s Debut Sweeps Awards

At the 11th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Awards, held at the Museum of the Moving Image, a new generation of filmmakers dominated the event.

Yance Ford and his debut feature, Strong Island, emerged as the biggest winner, earning Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Debut, and Outstanding Nonfiction Feature.

Ford’s win for Outstanding Direction makes him the first director to ever win for debut film.