FilmLight, one of the industry’s leaders in colour management technology, has launched a new global competition honouring colourists and the art of colour worldwide.
The awards are being organised with the cooperation of the American Society of Cinematographers, Imago (International Federation of Cinematographers), and CSI (Colorist Society International), and are open to colourists using any grading technology. Winners will be announced at EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2021 in Poland.
Introducing the awards, Wolfgang Lempp, CEO of FilmLight said, “We believe that for all sorts of historical reasons, colourists do not always get the recognition they deserve. As part of our responsibility and commitment to the industry and our customers, we aim to set that right with the FilmLight Colour Awards.”
In 2021, its inaugural year, the programme features four categories: colourist in a theatrical feature; colourist in a non-theatrical or television series production; colourist in commercials or music videos; and the most innovative use of technology to achieve a creative result.
The awards will be decided by a jury made up of noted cinematographers and other industry creatives, with the first member of the jury just announced: Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Danny Cohen, known for his versatility in crafting stories such as Les Misérables, Disobedience, Room, London Road and This is England.
“When there is a true collaboration with the cinematographer,” commented Lempp, “colourists make a real creative contribution to the feel and the atmosphere of a production. It is exactly this which we are looking to reward.”
Entries are open now through September 15. A shortlist will be announced in October with winners revealed in November at EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2021.
Further information and entry forms are available here.
“We want to see colourists get the recognition they deserve, not just among some of their peers but on a wider stage,” concluded Lempp. “In turn, the winning entries will demonstrate how creative and collaborative a good colourist can be. Winners will be seen as leading creative forces in the industry.”
FilmLight develops unique colour grading systems, image processing applications and workflow tools that are transforming film and video post-production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The company’s streamlined metadata-based workflows employ robust products with cutting-edge creative tools, allowing creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution.
Founded in 2002, FilmLight’s core business is centred on the innovation, implementation and support of its products—including Baselight and Daylight—in leading production companies, post-production facilities and film/TV studios around the world. FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres and qualified partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.filmlight.ltd.uk
EnergaCAMERIMAGE is the biggest film festival in the world dedicated to the art of cinematography. The trade show features workshops and seminars on the latest filmmaking technologies. The 29th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE will take place on November 13-20 2021 in Torun, Poland.