Vancouver Film School has announced that 82 Oscar winners out of 130 total nominees were VFS alumni who graduated from there and worked on Oscar winning projects. Winning projects for Best Visual Effects included 31 alumni for Avatar: The Way of Water and six alumni for Best Animated Film for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas with the NATO Spirit of the Industry Award during this year’s CinemaCon. Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, made the announcement.
Daniel Bishop, SOC, has received the Society of Camera Operators Camera Operator of the Year in film for his work on All Quiet on the Western Front. Dave Chameides, SOC, and B camera operator Cristian Trova won the Camera Operator of the Year award in television for Ozark, season 4, episode 14, A Hard Way to Go.
Iain Neil, chief optics advisor of Cooke Optics, has received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for his "substantial, extensive and innovative lens designs which have had lasting impact in motion picture cinematography.”
The Motion Picture Sound Editors associated presented the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards in a live ceremony held yesterday evening at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing, MPSE Golden Reel Awards were presented in 20 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, and student work.
Cinéma Triomphe in Terrebonne, Quebec received the Best Use of New Technology Global Award from the International Cinema Technology Association for its XPX premium large format screen, XPX. The theatre offers a 56-foot-wide screen with 360-diffusion.
The Society of Camera Operators has announced that the Gordon Parks Foundation will be honored and recognized during its annual lifetime achievements award ceremonies at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 25. The Gordon Parks Foundation is celebrated for its work in supporting and producing artistic and educational initiatives that advance the legacy and vision of Gordon Parks for social justice.
National CineMedia, the U.S. Representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has names The Creative Ladder, a nonprofit dedicated to making creative careers more accessible and inclusive for young people, as the official charity partner for the 2023 Young Lions Competition.
The Advanced Imaging Society has presented Adobe with the 2023 Century Award for its revolutionary role in innovating filmmaking technology.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named the eight scientific and technical achievements represented by 19 individual award recipients who will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Friday, February 24 at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, marking its return to an in-person event for the first time since 2019.