Cinematographers Rachel Morrison, ASC (Black Panther), and Amy Vincent, ASC (Hustle & Flow), and journalist Anne Thompson received 2018 Emerging Cinematographer Awards Sunday night from the International Cinematographers Guild.
The awards were presented as part of the 2018 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony at the DGA Theatre in Los Angeles, which included a screening of the nine short films selected as winners from a field of 104 submissions of films shot by ICG members not currently classified as directors of photography, including camera operators, assistants, and DITs.
Morrison received the ICG’s Canon Award for Advancement in Technology, and Vincent took home the ASC Cinematography Mentor of the Year Award. Thompson, editor-at-large at IndieWire, won the organization’s William Fraker Award for Distinguished Journalism.
Honorees in the short film competition were Hunter Robert Baker for “Peacock Killer,” Tommy Daguanno for “Detroit Diamond,” Drew Dawson for “Demon,” T. Acton Fitzgerald for “Intrusions,” Clifford Jones for “Baby Steps,” Martin Moody for “Goldblooded,” Alicia Robbins for “Internet Gangsters,” Gus Sacks for “Embalmer,” and David Stragmeister for “Intergalactic Samurai.”
Winning films were selected by a panel of ICG members from around the U.S. Additional screenings will take place at the SVA Theatre in New York on October 28 and at the SCADshow in Atlanta and the Logan Theatre in Chicago on November 4. The films will also be screened at selected film festivals, ICG said, including Camerimage in Poland.
Sponsors of the ECAs include Arri, Canon, Panavision, Sony and Technicolor.