Cinity was this year’s winner of the Technical Achievement Award at CineEurope 2022. This is the first time a premium high-tech film brand from China has won this prestigious award at a major trade exhibition, and it is a starting point for the global expansion of Cinity. Fu Ruoqing, vice-chairman and general manager of China Film Group accepted the award.
Earlier this month Zeiss hosted the Women in Media WIM + ZEISS Altitude Awards Ceremony to celebrate the recipients of the prestigious annual honors, which are dedicated to promoting gender balance in the film and entertainment industries. Cinematographer Eszter Csepeli was the top winner.
With entries now being accepted, the judging panel is building up for the 2022 FilmLight Color Awards. The awards, which recognize the finest work from colorists using any technology platform and working in any genre, will be presented at EnergaCamerImage in November.
The International Cinema Technology Association has announced the 2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector. The award winners are Le Grand Rex, Paris, Classic Cinema of the Year; UGC Ciné Cité Part-Dieu, Lyon, New Build Cinema of the Year; and Cineworld, Belfast, Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year. Rolv Gjestland of Film & Kino Norway will be presented with a special recognition award to celebrate his contributions to cinema design, presentation excellence and international collaboration in cinema.
Brompton Technology has released Tessera v3.4 software with features, Extended Bit Depth and Stacking, which are designed to help film and virtual production professionals improve workflows and image quality. In other news, Brompton Technology recently received three awards for its technology including the Lumiere Award from the Advanced Imaging Society, a Product of the Year award at the NAB show for the innovative features of our Tessera v3.3 software, and an InAVation Award for Best Research & Development.
DeadCenter Film will present Jennifer Loren, director of the Cherokee Nation Film Office and Original Content, with the 2022 Oklahoma Film Icon Award during the state’s largest film festival later this month. The 22nd deadCenter Film Festival runs June 9-12.
11 Dollar Bill has been shortlisted for an Association of Independent Commercial Producers Post Award for its contribution to a spot for the Colorado Lottery offering a hilarious homage to the Rocky Mountain spirit. Welcome to Winning Country, a contender in the awards show’s regional category, was conceived by the Denver agency Cactus.
Since the dawn of color cinema, there has always been a demand for a skilled and sympathetic person to guide color throughout a production. Back then, the color timer worked to the instructions of the cinematographer, looking essentially to achieve consistency: dramatic color shifts using irreversible wet chemistry were rarely undertaken. But while the director and cinematographer may be household names, the colorist may still go unheralded outside a small community. To correct this neglect of a vital talent in the overall creative team, last year we created the FilmLight Color Awards.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors has announced that the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony will take place on February 26, 2023, in Los Angeles.
The call for entries is now open for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The award recognizes the companies and individuals who have created breakthrough technologies in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archive. The 2022 submission period runs through June 24. Judging will again take place online, in July.