LOS ANGELES — The American Society of Cinematographers (www.theasc.com) is seeking entries in the 2011 William A. Fraker Heritage Award competition. The Award honors outstanding artistic achievement in student filmmaking and is dedicated annually to the memory of a cinematographer who made extraordinary contributions to advancing the art form.
This year’s award will be presented during the 25th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration, set to take place February 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
Fraker earned Oscar nominations for Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Heaven Can Wait (1978), 1941 (1979), WarGames (1983) and Murphy's Romance (1985), and for creating in-camera visual effects for 1941. In 2000, his colleagues honored him with an ASC Lifetime Achievement Award.
Educational institutions may submit up to two qualified students for each category (undergraduate and graduate/recent graduate). Films will be evaluated by a jury of ASC members, who will judge the students' execution of artful cinematography and effective creation of images that augment the visions of the directors and performances by the actors. The deadline for submitting entries is November 1.