Rachel Morrison (Director of Photography), Amy Vincent (Director of Photography) and Anne Thompson (IndieWire Editor-at-Large) are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2018 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s national president at the debut screening of this year’s selected films at the DGA, Sunday night.
The 2018 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony, spotlights promising cinematographers and provides crucial exposure needed to succeed in the motion picture industry. Additionally, screenings in three major U.S. cities will follow including New York at the SVA Theatre, October 28; Atlanta at the SCADshow, November 4; and Chicago at the Logan Theatre, November 4.
Morrison received the Canon Award for Advancement in Technology.
Vincent was presented with the ASC Cinematography Mentor of the Year Award.
Thompson received The Technicolor William Fraker Award for Distinguished Journalism.
The ECA’s showcased a collection of the winning nine short films that were shot by ICG members not currently classified as Directors of Photography. The honorees, who were selected from 104 submissions, were: Hunter Robert Baker, Peacock Killer (Operator>); Tommy Daguanno, Detroit Diamond (Operator); Drew Dawson, Demon (2nd Assistant); T. Acton Fitzgerald, Intrusions (Operator); Clifford Jones, Baby Steps (Digital Imaging Technician); Martin Moody, Goldblooded (1st Assistant); Alicia Robbins, Internet Gangsters (Operator); Gus Sacks, Embalmer (Digital Imaging Technician); and David Stragmeister, Intergalactic Samurai (Operator).
ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards gives Local 600 members an opportunity to present themselves as directors of photography by submitting a short film with a running time of 30 minutes or less for consideration. The awards are open to any member of the Guild who is not already classified as a director of photography. The films are selected by a panel of ICG members from across the country and can be also be seen by a wider audience at selected film festivals throughout the year, including Camerimage in Poland.
For more information about the ECAs go to http://ecawards.net/
The ECA sponsors generously donated products and services to the honorees at the ASC event for use on their next projects.
Official Sponsors of the ECA Awards:
Visionary Sponsors: ARRI (Arriflex), Canon U.S.A.Inc, Panavision, Sony Electronics, Technicolor; Mentor Sponsors: Deluxe, Continental Color Craft, Creative Handbook, Panasonic, Rosco, SIGMA, The Rag Place, Westcott; Patron Sponsors: Adorama, B&H Photo, K5600, Kingflo, Lightiron, LiteGear, Moonshine, Red Digital, Sim; Insider Sponsors: ARRI Rental, Band Pro, Chapman-Leonard, Daufenbach Camera, Fujinon, Illumination Dynamics, JL Fisher, Tiffen, Zeiss; Additional Sponsors: Available Light, Essanay Studio & Lighting, Hello World Communications.
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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD (ICG):
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents more than 8,400 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Camera Assistants, Film Loaders, all members of camera crews and ICG Publicists. The first Cinematographers union was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn’t until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild. ICG’s ongoing activities include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG Magazine www.icgmagazine.com