FilmLight has unveiled the nominees for the 2022 FilmLight Colour Awards. In their second year, the awards have attracted over 300 entries from 36 countries across the globe and the judging panel has now announced a shortlist of 25  projects across five categories.

The awards are open to artists using any grading platform and the judging panel is drawn from the international ranks of well-known cinematographers and colourists. The winners will be announced on 13 November 2022 at EnergaCamerimage.

Jury member Stephen Lighthill, President of the ASC said: “All the contributions showed enormous effort and talent. As a cinematographer, I have enjoyed the judging process. Watching the entries, I noted the colourists’ use of layers to enhance the story being told. I look forward to celebrating the winners among our peers during the ceremony at Camerimage.”

The awards programme, initiated by FilmLight, is organised in conjunction with EnergaCamerimage, with the support of  international groups such as the ASC, Imago (the International Federation of Cinematographers), CSI (Colorist Society International) and more.

The list of nominees

Grading for a theatrical feature:

Being the Ricardos, graded by Ian Vertovec at Light Iron
Dune, graded by David Cole at FotoKem
No Time to Die, graded by Matt Wallach at Company 3
Three Thousand Years of Longing, graded by Eric Whipp at alter ego
West Side Story, graded by Michael Hatzer at Picture Shop

Grading for TV series and episodics:

Euphoria – season two, graded by Tom Poole at Company 3
Landscapers – complete season, graded by Thomas Urbye at The Look
The Man Who Fell to Earth – “Cracked Actor”, graded by Samuel Chynoweth at Picture Shop
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty – complete season, graded by Walter Volpatto at Company 3
Your Attention Please – season three “Volume 9”, graded by Clinton Homuth at Artjail

Grading for commercials:

Apple, ‘Data Auction’, graded by Ondřej Štibingr at Universal Production Partners (UPP)
Porsche, Jürgen Aigner, ‘One of Us’, graded by Toby Tomkins at CHEAT
ROM, ‘IMMORTAL’, graded by Wade Odlum at alter ego
Schweppes, ‘Let’s Schweppes’, graded by Manuel Portschy
Stonewall, ‘Proud Mistletoe’, graded by Peter Oppersdorff at The Mill

Grading for music videos:

Alaskan Tapes, ‘Wake’, graded by Clinton Homuth at Artjail
Ásgeir, ‘Snowblind’, graded by Marina Starke
Rachel Reis, ‘Lovezinho’, graded by Ana Escorse at Studio Feather
Swedish House Mafia & The Weekend, ‘Moth to a Flame’, graded by Daniel Levy at Rascal Post
The Burning Young, ‘Quiet Nights’, graded by Parker Jarvie at Company 3

New to 2022, the Spotlight award aims to recognise the unsung talents in the industry. For this category, the nominees are:

Cantando en las azoteas, graded by Seth Ricart at RCO
Dear Mr. Führer, graded by Aljoscha Hoffmann at CinePostproduction
Golden Boy, graded by Nikola Stefanović at The Mill Shanghai
Shoebox, graded by Mahak Gupta at Bridge PostWorks
We Might As Well Be Dead, graded by Marina Starke

Picture shows Landscapers

Pippa Considine

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