FilmLight Announces New Category for its Color Awards

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Tue, 04/23/2024 - 12:16 -- Nick Dager

The FilmLight Color Awards return for the fourth year in 2024 with an additional new category dedicated to rising talent. The awards, which will once again be presented at EnergaCamerImage in November, are independently judged by a panel of prominent creatives, cinematographers, and colorists. 

Top left to right: Dirk Meier (2023 TV Series / episodic winner), Marina Starke (2023 music video winner), Tim Masick (2023 commercial winner), Cem Ozkilicci (2023 spotlight winner). Bottom center DP Lawrence Sher (2023 Jury President).New for 2024, the Emerging Talent award will recognize and celebrate the work of young colorists (age 18-35) who have worked on a commercial or music video project aired between September 1, 2023, and September 30, 2024.

“The next generation of colorists is critical to the future of our industry,” says Jacqui Loran, co-director at FilmLight. “We have introduced this award to help support and encourage these emerging young talents – shining a light on their work and helping them to form a path into the industry.”

The new category sits alongside the existing five: theatrical feature; television series/episodic; commercial; music video; and Spotlight, which recognizes colorists who have contributed to the creative impact of a low budget feature.

The awards are lead and organized by FilmLight, in conjunction with EnergaCamerImage. “In 2021 we welcomed the FilmLight Color Awards into the EnergaCamerImage Film Festival programme and we have enjoyed watching the success of the awards and the partnership grow year-on-year,” says Marek Zydowicz, EnergaCamerImage founder and director. “We continue to receive positive feedback about our joint efforts to shine a light on the work of the colorist and their invaluable collaboration with the cinematographer. We can’t wait to do it again this year.”

Click here for more information on the awards, including category guidelines