FilmLight reveals Colour Awards shortlist

Shortlist for inaugural FilmLight Colour Awards demonstrates excellence from across the globe

The shortlist has been revealed for the inaugural FilmLight Colour Awards. From over 300 entries, the judging panel has announced a shortlist of 14 remarkable projects in four categories that features talented productions and crews from across the globe.

The Queen’s Gambit ‘End Game’

The Queen's Gambit 'End Game'
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The final list for the hotly-contested award for grading a theatrical feature are:
  • Das Massaker von Anröchte (The Massacre of Anröchte), graded by Edmond Laccon, Germany
  • Last Night in Soho, graded by Asa Shoul at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea, UK
  • Mank, graded by Eric Weidt, USA
  • Undergods, graded by John Claude at Dirty Looks, Belgium

For television series and episodics, the shortlist is:

  • Fargo, episode ‘East/West’, graded by Tony D’Amore at Picture Shop, USA
  • Lisey’s Story, episode ‘Lisey’s Story’, graded by Damien Vandercruyssen at HARBOR, USA
  • The Queen’s Gambit, episode ‘End Game’, graded by Steven Bodner at Light Iron, USA

In the category of commercials and music videos, the judges chose:

  • Burberry – Festive, graded by Matthieu Toullet at MPC London, UK
  • Dior – Spring Summer 2021 Collection, graded by Tim Masick at Company 3, USA
  • Prada – The Galleria, graded by Jérôme Cloutier at Mels, Canada

While the three creative categories were open to colourists using any grading platform, there is also a special award for the most innovative use of Baselight. Shortlisted in this category are:

  • Ghourma, graded by Andreas Brueckl at Genomedia Studios, United Arab Emirates
  • Mank, graded by Eric Weidt, USA
  • Miss, graded by Gilles Granier, Fabien Napoli and technical Director Arnaud Caréo at Le Labo Paris, France
  • Tom and Jerry, graded by John Daro at Warner Bros., USA

The judging panel is drawn from the international ranks of well-known cinematographers and colourists. The awards programme, initiated by FilmLight, is organised in conjunction with EnergaCAMERIMAGE, the American Society of Cinematographers, Imago (the International Federations of Cinematographers) and CSI (Colorist Society International).

The winners will be announced at EnergaCAMERIMAGE in November. Recognising that people still struggle to travel, the panel presentation with the winners will be hybrid, produced both on-site and live streamed.

“It has been my pleasure and honour being part of the awards. It is great that we have a platform to show our work and receive recognition from our peers”, said jury member Cem Ozkilicci, Senior Colourist at Uhørt, Oslo.

“Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. There were some really stunning submissions,” said Jacqueline Loran, Director at FilmLight. “We look forward to holding the event again next year and continuing to celebrate this wonderful craft, and good luck to all the shortlisted projects.”

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