ICG Announces Emerging Cinematographers Awards Recipients

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The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) announced 10 honorees for its annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards, which aim to spotlight promising cinematographers. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 honorees, as well as this year recipients, will be recognized during a virtual presentation this fall.

The recipients were selected from a group of roughly 100 applicants, each of whom submitted a short film with a running time of 30 minutes or less for consideration.

This year's honorees are Austin Scott Ahlborg, for the short LOTUS; Andrew Aiello, Green Cobra; Jason Chau, Sting; Jac Cheairs, Kenobi: A Star Wars Fan Film; Morgan Gardiner, Molly Robber; Eric E. Hurt, Singularity; Allie Schultz, Your Monster; Gregor Tavenner, Pleasant Canyon; Michael Tedford, The Elder Scrolls: Legends – E3 Trailer 2019; and Leonard P. Walsh ll, Kingsnake.

The awards are open to any member of the Guild who is not already classified as a director of photography.

“Being that 2020 was a year of challenges for many families, groups and individuals, we are proud to keep the ECAs and our dedication to the art and craft of cinematography burning brightly," said Jimmy Matlosz, who co-chairs the ECA committee with past ICG president Steven Poster.