The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) announced the recipients for its 2011 Emerging Cinematographer Awards, scheduled to be presented at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles on September 25.
The honorees: Joseph Arena, camera operator, “Applebox”; Alison Kelly, assistant camera, “Spring of Sorrow”; David Mahlman, camera operator, “Numb”; Michael Nie, 2nd assistant camera, “Not Your Time”; Steve Romano, assistant camera, “String Theory/A.F. Vandervorst”; Stefan Tarzan, 1st assistant camera, “Absaroka”; Yueni Zander, assistant camera, “Dead Grass, Dry Roots”; and Gregory Wilson, digital imaging technician, whose project is currently untitled.
Abraham Martinez, 2nd assistant camera, “Little Candy Hearts” and Brian O’Carroll, operator, “8 For Infinity” are additional ICG members who received honorable mentions.
“These honorees represent the cinematographer superstars of tomorrow,” said ICG prexy Steven Poster. “It’s very exciting to see how the community has embraced these awards year after year. Everybody wants to come out to see tomorrow’s talent.”
The awards are open to ICG members who are not already directors of photography. The judging committee that selected these films from about 74 short-film submissions comprises primarily ICG cinematographers.