American Society of Cinematographers Dedicates Student Awards to Harris Savides

Harris Savides Headshot - P 2012
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Harris Savides Headshot - P 2012

The American Society of Cinematographers presented its 2013 ASC Harris Savides Student Heritage Awards on Saturday during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse.

Each year, the ASC Heritage Award is dedicated to an individual who advanced cinematography. This year's award is dedicated to the memory of director of photography Harris Savides, who was known for his cinematography on such films as The Bling RingThe Game, The Yards, Finding Forrester, Margot at the Wedding, Zodiac and Somewhere

Savides, who died last October at age 55, earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for his photography of Gerry, Elephant, Last Days, Milk and Greenberg. In 2008, he was nominated for a BAFTA for American Gangster. He was also known for his imagery in music videos for artists such as Madonna, R.E.M. and Michael Jackson.

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“Harris wasn’t just an amazingly talented cinematographer, but also a wonderful person,” said Richard Crudo, ASC president. “His point of view and artistry have left a lasting impression on the filmmaking community, and for these students and the generations after them, his influence will have a profound effect.”

The complete list of winners and honorable mentions follows:


WINNER: Ryan Broomberg of Chapman University for The Bright Side

HONORABLE MENTION: Petr Cikhart of AFI for First in Flight

HONORABLE MENTION: Martin Kobylarz of AFI for Wolves from Another Kingdom


WINNER: Mishka Kornai of Chapman University for Straight Down Low

HONORABLE MENTION: Nick Reinhard of Florida State University for Cootie Contagion

HONORABLE MENTION: Daniel Rink of Brooks Institute for Ai


WINNERS: Drew Heskett and Ryan Westra of Chapman University for We are the Land

HONORABLE MENTION: Dan Duran and Sam Price-Waldman of Chapman University for Wolf Mountain