ASC Announces Spotlight Award Nominees

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Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:49 -- Nick Dager

The American Society of Cinematographers has nominated three cinematographers for the Spotlight Award. This award is designed to recognize outstanding cinematography in features and documentaries that are typically screened at film festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 29thAnnual ASC Awards on February 15, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

The nominees are:

Peter Flinckenberg, FSC for Concrete Night (Betoniyö)

Darius Khondji, AFC, ASC for The Immigrant 

Daniel Landin, BSC for Under the Skin

“These nominees have created some of the more inspiring and imaginative visuals our members have seen recently,” says ASC Awards Chairman Lowell Peterson. “We’re proud to recognize their innovative work, and we hope at the same time to raise the profile of these films, so more audiences have a chance to see their outstanding imagery.”

For the Spotlight Award, ASC members submitted entries for consideration, which went before a Blue Ribbon panel that chose the nominees. All active members may vote to select the winner.

Concrete Night has been at festivals since its debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film festival. The Immigrant premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and received a limited international release. Under the Skin was unveiled at Telluride in 2013 and distributed in limited theaters worldwide.

Last year, Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski won the inaugural ASC Spotlight Award for Ida, which has earned accolades around the globe. Ida is also nominated in the Foreign Language Film category of the 87th Academy Awards.

For information regarding the 29th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography visit