Dolby Laboratories and the award-winning nonprofit Ghetto Film School today announced the winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script 2021. The competition challenged GFS alumni ages 18-35 to create an original short film proposal in response to a creative prompt from award-winning filmmaker Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting, Raya and the Last Dragon). This year’s winners include filmmakers representing four different projects Alejandra Araujo, Eleanor Cho, Christian Osagiede, and Antonio Salume and Amy B. Tiong.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association is now accepting submissions for the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing across 17 categories encompassing feature films, broadcast media, gaming and student work, the awards will be presented on March 13, 2022.
The International Cinema Technology Association today announced the 2021-2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design, and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The winners will be celebrated during ICTA’s annual awards and dinner reception October 3 in Barcelona, just before the start of CineEurope. This year’s winners are:
Nugen Audio has named Thomas Cassetta, Vladimir Bajnoci and Dean Lee as the winners of the company’s Show Us Your Setup photo contest. The contest tasked mixers and producers to submit beauty photos of their studio or workstation with Nugen Audio’s Paragon reverb on their monitors for a chance to win a $599 Nugen Audio voucher, and branded swag.
The Digital Entertainment Group has named Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories, the 2021 recipient of the Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology. In its fifth year, the Hedy Lamarr Award recognizes female executives in the fields of entertainment and technology who have made a significant contribution to the industry.
The winners of FilmLight’s new colorist awards will be announced at EnergaCamerImage 2021 November 13-20 in Torun, Poland. The judging and awards are being organized with the co-operation of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Federations of Cinematographers and the Colorist Society International. Roberto Schaefer, ASC AIC-Imago, said, “For years I have believed that as cinematographers we need to acknowledge that there is more to creating the best cinematography. The finished product is the work of many talented and artistic individuals who should be recognized in a wide, cross-departmental way. I hope that this will be a beginning.”
Mark Christiansen, executive vice president of worldwide distribution operations at Paramount Pictures, will receive the ShowEast Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award. He will be presented with the honor as part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony on November 11 at the Loews Miami Beach.
GDC Technology received the 2020 International Cinema Technology Association Teddy Award for Manufacturer of the Year. The award recipient is determined by active voting members of the ICTA and was presented at the association’s annual convention, held last month in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2021 HPA Awards for Engineering Excellence. The winners of the 2021 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence are:
Lisa Bunnell, president of distribution at Focus Features, will be honored with this year’s Bingham Ray Spirit Award at ShowEast during the final night awards ceremony November 11 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.