FilmLight has opened nominations for its second annual awards celebrating the best in colour grading across film, TV, commercials and music videos.
This year’s Colour Awards also include a new category for colourists working on lower budget, independent and international features.
The awards are lead and organised by FilmLight, in conjunction with EnergaCAMERIMAGE, with the support of prominent international groups such as the ASC, Imago (the International Federation of Cinematographers), CSI (Colorist Society International) and more.
As in 2021 they will be independently judged by renowned directors, DPs and colourists.
Last year, the winners included Eric Weidt for his work on David Fincher’s Mank. Speaking about his award, Weidt said: “It’s an amazing feeling to be recognised. I want to encourage every colourist to remember that directors and cinematographers need to know that your work is good, because it’s in their service.”
The TV category was won by Tony D’Amore for the fourth instalment of Fargo, starring Chris Rock. Accepting his award, D’Amore said: “The role of the colourist is the bridge between camera technology and post production. We are the final creative point for directors and cinematographers, but also a person to collaborate with. Long-term, it’s becoming more and more important that DPs start recognising the technology they have once they are in post.”
Submissions for the awards close on 31st July, with the winners set to be announced during EnergaCAMERIMAGE, from 12‑19 November 2022.
More details are available here.