The International Cinematographers Guild has announced the honorees for its 22nd annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards, including IndieWire’s Anne Thompson, who will receive the Technicolor “William A. Fraker” Award for Journalism. In addition, Rachel Morrisson will receive the Canon Award for Achievement in Cinematography and Amelia Vincent is being honored with the ASC Mentorship Award.
A selection of short films shot by the other nine honorees will debut at the ECA Los Angeles event being held on September 30 at the Directors Guild of America Theater, followed by further screenings in New York, Atlanta, and Chicago.
The honorees, which were chosen from a field of 105 submissions, are:
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)
David Stragmeister, “Intergalactic Samurai” (Operator)
Steven Poster, ASC, President of the ICG, said, “The Emerging Cinematographer Awards are a terrific opportunity for our members who are about to take the leap into cinematography. These honored films show that they are already Directors of Photography.”
Jimmy Matlosz, Chairman of the guild’s ECA committee added, “As we enter into our 22nd year, the ECA’s are one of the only awards shows that recognize the art of cinematography in short films in the world. I am continuously inspired by the filmmakers and feel proud to be in such great company of honorees, sponsors and staff.”
More information is available on the ECA website.