FilmLight has revealed Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher has been appointed president of the jury for this year’s FilmLight Colour Awards.
Sher’s credits include Joker, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Hangover (2009), and Garden State.
Other judges include Oscar-winner Greig Fraser as well as leading lights from the colour community.
“I’m very excited to be president of the FilmLight Colour Awards,” said Sher. “Colouring and colourists are as fundamental to modern filmmaking as any lighting or camera tool. As someone who started their career colour timing movies the ‘old fashioned’ way, I was an early adopter and champion of the Digital Intermediate as I could see its potential.
“I believe the colour tools we have today are perhaps (along with the digital sensor) the most transformative change in filmmaking in the last 50 years. My relationship and collaboration with my colourists is as important as any relationship I have with my camera, grip and lighting teams. I am very excited to see the great work from this year’s submissions and shine a spotlight on their creative inputs to their projects.”
The annual FilmLight Colour Awards are open to colourists on any grading platform and entries are judged by an independent panel of cinematographers, colourists and creatives.
Entries are open until Monday 7th August 2023. A shortlist will be announced in the autumn, with the winners unveiled in November at EnergaCAMERIMAGE.
More details about the awards are available here.