The sixth annual Digital Cinema Media Awards, held in partnership with Campaign, took place this week at BAFTA. Leading figures from the media and advertising worlds came together to celebrate and reward the most impactful cinema advertising work created by the industry. The big winners on the night were Disney+ The Walking Dead and Publicis Imagine’s Frighteningly Good: How Disney+ Jump Started Their 18+ Audience campaign.
The 13th annual DTLA Film Festival has announced its winners. Florencia Krochik’s The Rest of Us, a feature documentary about DACA kids shot over a decade, won Best Picture. Other winners included director Martin Torrez’ The Great American Low Rider Tradition, a feature documentary about the Lowrider culture of East Los Angeles, which took the Audience Favorite Award Sophie Galibert was named Best Director for Cherry, a narrative dramedy that tackles the hot-button topic of abortion.
Dolby Laboratories today announced the winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script Year 2. The program challenges GFS alumni ages 18—35 to create an original short film proposal in response to a creative prompt from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and returning mentor Carlos López Estrada (Raya and the Last Dragon, Blindspotting). This year’s winners are filmmakers Kaitlyn Ali, Britney Bautista, Miguel Ramirez, and Thomas Sawyer.
The Society of Camera Operators is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Awards. All submissions must be for technology that is used by the camera operator and camera crew during production, and applications must be submitted by November 30, 2022. The winning award recipients will be presented in-person at the SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner and celebration on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Loews Hollywood Hot
Antonio Lukich, one of the four Ukrainian directors visiting Göteborg Film Festival on a residency stay for three months will be showing the world premiere of his second feature film, the black comedy Luxembourg, Luxembourg at the Venice International Film Festival and at the Toronto International Film Festival. At the same time, the Göteborg Film Fund has opened submissions for development grants for filmmakers working within Ukraine.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association is now accepting submissions for the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The Golden Reel Awards honor outstanding achievement in sound editing in categories spanning feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, and student work.
ShowEast and the National Association of Concessionaires have announced that the 2022 ShowEast Icon Award will be presented to the entire motion picture exhibition industry, as represented by three unique companies and people: Marcus Theatres represented by Rob Novak, Santikos Theatres represented by Rob Lehman and Cranford Theatres represented by Doreen Sayegh are each credited with leading the NAC, and the exhibition industry out of the pandemic and into recovery.
Last Saturday the ninth annual Location Managers Guild International Awards show was held at Los Angeles Center Studios. The LMGI Awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television, and commercials from around the globe. Outstanding service by film commissions is also recognized for their support above and beyond during the production process.
The Hollywood Producers Association Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2022 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence.
For the eighteenth year, HollyShorts is presenting its Academy qualifying short film festival in person at TCL Chinese Theaters, Japan House Hollywood, and streaming on Bitpix TV. The festival is underway and runs through August 20. For the first time, Zeiss cinematography is pleased to sponsor the new HollyShorts Zeiss Achievement in Cinematography Award and participate in other festival events.