CSC announces the 2017 nominees

The Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) announces the nominees for its 2017 awards.

When the Bough Breaks’ David Moxness csc ASC and Game of Thrones’ Gregory Middleton csc are among a group of 39 cinematographers vying for top honours at the 60th CSC Annual Awards.

Awards will be handed out in 18 categories at the CSC Gala being held April 1 at Toronto’s Arcadian Court and hosted by award winning actor and comedian Patrick McKenna.  Moxness is nominated in the Theatrical Feature category along with Maudie’s Guy Godfree csc and Larmes de Satan’s (Tears of Satan) Ali Reggab csc.

Middleton is nominated in the TV Series category along with Robert MacLachlan csc ASC who has double nominations, one for Ray Donovan and the other for Westworld.  Also in the category are Beauty and the Beast’s David A. Makin csc and 12 Monkeys’ Boris Mojsovski csc.

Moxness received a second nomination in the TV Drama Category for Dead of Summer “Patience” along with Gridlock’s Pasha Patriki csc and Anne of Green Gables’ Ousama Rawi csc BSC.

This year’s special Honourees are David Green csc ASC, who will receive The Masters Award for his “outstanding contribution to the art of cinematography”, while Toronto International Film Festival founder Hendrik Van der Kolk will receive The Bill Hilson Award for his “outstanding service contributing to the development of the motion picture industry in Canada.”  Guido Kondruss will be honoured with The President’s Award “recognizing his extraordinary contributions to the CSC.” 

For the complete list of nominations and categories, please see the attachment.

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The Canadian Society of Cinematographers is a registered not-for-profit organization which has been in existence for 58 years.  The CSC’s mandate is to “foster and promote the art of cinematography” and the Film and Television Industry in general.  With a base of over 500 members, the CSC represents the best in Canadian cinematography.  It does so by being the organization of record, bestowing the “CSC” initials on individuals who have exemplified excellence throughout their careers and have achieved master status as directors of photography.  The CSC is active in education through its workshops and courses, and produces the Annual CSC Awards Gala that honours the best in cinematography.

NOMINEES

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: THEATRICAL FEATURE CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsored by Deluxe
Guy Godfree CSC - "Maudie"
David Moxness CSC ASC - "When the Bough Breaks"
Ali Reggab CSC - "Larmes de Satan" (Tears of Satan)

TV SERIES CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsored by Technicolor
David A. Makin CSC - Beauty and the Beast “Monsieur et Madame Bete”
Robert McLachlan CSC ASC - Ray Donovan “Girl with Guitar”
Robert McLachlan CSC ASC - Westworld “Contrapasso”
Gregory Middleton CSC - Game of Thrones “Home”
Boris Mojsovski CSC - 12 Monkeys “Fatherland”


TV DRAMA CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsored by Sim Group
David Moxness CSC ASC - Dead of Summer “Patience”
Pasha Patriki CSC - Gridlocked
Ousama Rawi CSC BSC - Anne of Green Gables

FRITZ SPIESS AWARD FOR COMMERCIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsored by Whites Camera
George Hosek CSC - China Merchants Bank “Private Banking”
James Klopko CSC - Ontario Tourism “Where Am I” Port-au-Prince”
Adam Marsden CSC - Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism “Crayons”
Jackson Parrell - SickKids Foundation “Sick Isn’t Weak”
André Pienaar CSC SASC - Spotify “Nuns”

BRANDED/CORPORATE/EDUCATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
Matt Bendo - Storm “Lamborghini Aventador / Armytrix Titanium Exhaust / YST Tuning Canada”
Cole Graham - Nocturnal Workshop “Eclipse”
D. Gregor Hagey CSC - The National Ballet of Canada “Onegin: Love. Honour. Passion”

YOUTH PROGRAMMING, COMEDY, MULTI-CAMERA SITCOM CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jonathon Cliff CSC - People of Earth “Snake Man & Little Guy””
D. Gregor Hagey CSC - Human Town
Samy Inayeh CSC - Man Seeking Woman “Tinsel”

ROBERT BROOKS AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY CINEMATOGRAPHY
Stuart Campbell - Caribou Legs
Vic Sarin CSC - Keepers of the Magic Port-au-Prince”
John Minh Tran CSC - Prison Fight

MUSIC VIDEO CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsored by Dazmo
Liam Mitchell - A Tribe Called Red Stadium Pow Wow
Bobby Shore CSC - Thugli Sic Em
Bobby Shore CSC - Zoe Sky Jordan Power Lines

DRAMATIC SHORT CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsored by REDLAB digital
Todd Duym - Rue
André Pienaar CSC SASC - Mr. Bernstein
Philippe Roy - La Voce

CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARDS:
TV MAGAZINE CINEMATOGRAPHY
Allan Leader CSC - Colonist Car Discovery Channel – Daily Planet

LIFESTYLE/REALITY CINEMATOGRAPHY
Greg Bartels - Hand Crafted “The Potter”
Justin Lovell - Choir! Choir! Choir! & Rufus Wainwright “Hallelujah”
Frank Vilaca CSC - Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan “Indonesia”

WEBEO CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kristofer Bonnell - We Aren’t Strangers
Goh Iromoto - The Path of Grey Owl
Christopher Lew - The Wall

STUDENT CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsored by Panavision Canada
Alexandre Nour Desjardins - Days of Eva Concordia University
Robert Murdoch - Moods Like Jazz York University
Trish Young - Dread Sheridan College

THE CSC IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL HONOUREES FOR 2017:
THE MASTERS AWARD
David Greene CSC ASC - "For outstanding contribution to the art of cinematography.”

THE BILL HILSON AWARD
Hendrik Van der Kolk, TIFF
"For outstanding service contributing to the development of the motion picture industry in Canada.”

THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Guido Kondruss
“For outstanding service to the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.”

THE CAMERA ASSISTANT AWARD OF MERIT
Eric Bensoussan
“For excellence and outstanding professionalism in the performance of the AC duties and responsibilities"