The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will honor filmmakers James Cameron and Douglas Trumbull as part of this year’s weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Hollywood, California. The society will also recognize a long list of outstanding individuals with its 2016 Honors & Awards.
Red Digital Cinema in partnership with Outside Television has announced Isaac Sokol’s Into Dust as the winning short film in this year’s edition of the ReDirect Explore competition. Second place went to Jesse Hoffman for The Process. Joey Schusler’s Pedal to Peaks won the Fan Favorite category.
Shotgun Software today announced the winners of the third annual Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim. The Pipeline Awards recognize tools and individuals who exhibit excellence in pipeline tool development and are pushing the industry forward by making laborious processes better and faster for studios of all sizes.
The March on Washington Film Festival has named the winners of its inaugural Student and Emerging Filmmaker Competition. The eight films were selected from 75 projects that responded to the question: what’s your civil right? Jurors named winners and runners-up in narrative and documentary categories, for both student and emerging filmmakers. The winning films showcase diverse and powerful young voices, and cover a range of issues including criminal justice reform, immigration, racial justice, sexuality, and gender identity.
For the second year in a row, the International Cinema Technology Association has honored QSC Cinema with the Teddy Award. Each year the award recognizes the manufacturer who best exemplifies the progressive principles of product development, and provides dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of their product without qualification.
Cinematographer Todd Sheridan and his film Frontman has been selected as the winner in the Vizio + Dolby Vision Filmmaker Challenge, a contest for the AFI Conservatory Film School. Frontman was scored highest out of five finalists by a panel of judges.
Sim Group companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
The Society of Camera Operators has opened online submissions for the 2016 Technical Achievement Award, which will be presented in February 2017.
The New York Women in Film & Television’s first annual Sabrina Wright-Gilliar Scholarship will be presented to Briana Ayala June 28 at the Academy for Careers in Television and Film graduation ceremony at the Skirball Center. The scholarship honors the memory of the legendary prop master Wright-Gilliar and will be given to a female high school senior graduating from TvF in Queens.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Hollywood Professional Association today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for October 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27. For the second year in a row Nick Dager, editor and publisher of Digital Cinema Report will serve as a juror.