Nominees announced for 2023 FilmLight Colour Awards
October 17, 2023

Nominees announced for 2023 FilmLight Colour Awards

LONDON — FilmLight revealed the nominees for its 2023 FilmLight Colour Awards ( The awards are now in their third year and attracted more than 400 entries from 45 countries across the globe. Lead by Lawrence Sher, ASC, this year’s independent jury consists of cinematographers, colourists and creatives, who will vote on the 22 nominees across five categories.   
All nominees and projects will be celebrated, and the winners announced, at the annual FilmLight Colour Awards ceremony, which will take place at EnergaCameraimage in Poland on November 12, 2023.

“I’m so thrilled by the submissions for this year’s FilmLight Colour Awards,” says Sher. “The diversity of talent and work is, as expected, very high. Our jury meetings so far, with talented cinematographers, colourists and filmmakers, have illuminated how fundamental the colourists’ work is in the filmmaking process, and it’s been a complex job to determine the nominees. Everyone that has made it through these early rounds has, in our eyes, already won. I am looking forward to Camerimage, where we will celebrate and announce the winners.”

The following is the list nominees:

Theatrical Feature:

Asteroid City – graded by Gareth Spensley at Company 3
Barbie – graded by Yvan Lucas at Company 3 (pictured)
Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths – graded by Damien Vandercruyssen at HARBOR
Wil – graded by freelance colourist Tom Mulder at Storm

TV Series/Episodic:

The Empress (Die Kaiserin) – season one, graded by freelance colourist Marina Starke at Rotor Film
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – season five, graded by Steven Bodner at Picture Shop
The Night Logan Woke Up – season one, graded by Jerome Cloutier at MELS
The Pimp: No F***ing Fairytale (OT: Luden) – season one, graded by freelance colourist Dirk Meier at D-Facto Motion
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty – season two, graded by Walter Volpatto at Company 3 (pictured)


Nascar, ‘Nascar 75’ – graded by Philip Hambi at The Mill
Skoda, ‘Vision 7S: Modern Solid’ ­­– graded by Fergus Rotherham at FAR COLOUR
Squarespace, ‘Make a Website to Sell Anything’ – graded by Alex Gregory at No.8
United Colors of Benetton, ‘Guardians of Colors’ – graded by freelance colourist Franziska Heinemann at Bubbles Film, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Zara Man, ‘SS23’ ­­– graded by Tim Masick at Company 3 (pictured)

Music Video:

Cari Cari, ‘My Grandma Says We Have No Future’ ­– graded by freelance colourist Manuel Portschy 
Doja Cat, ‘Attention’ – graded by Joseph Bicknell at Company 3
Mayyas, ‘Horra’ – graded by freelance colourist Marina Starke (pictured)
Pink, ‘Trustfall’ ­– graded by Daniel de Vue at Trafik

The Spotlight Award - recognizing unsung talents in the industry

Possession – graded by freelance colourist Cem Ozkilicci at Uhoert
Suppressed (Němá tajemství) – graded by freelance colourist Marina Starke at Universal Production Partners (UPP)
The Poet – graded by Linas Dabriska at MADSTONE
Unidentified Objects – graded by colorist Asa Fox (pictured)