The 60th CSC Awards

The Canadian Society of Cinematographers held the 60th CSC Awards Gala at the Arcadian Court in Toronto to honour the best in cinematography. Hosted by award winning actor and comedian Patrick Mckenna, 300 plus industry insiders attended the Gala, where 19 deserving individuals snapped-up 18 cinematography and specialty awards.

Guy Godfrey csc won the Theatrical Feature Cinematography Award for his work on the Bio-pic “Maudie”, the true story about legendary Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. The award was presented by DCTV President & Producer David Cormican, who also presented Gregory Middleton csc the TV Series Cinematography award for his visuals on the Game of Thrones “Home”. Cormican also presented the TV Drama Cinematography Award to Pasha Patriki csc for his work on the action film “Gridlock”.

The Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, Piers Handling, paid Tribute to the co-founder of the festival, Henke Van der Kolk, who was awarded The Bill Hilson Award, “for outstanding service contributing to the development of the Motion picture industry.”

David Greene csc ASC was honoured with The Masters Award “for outstanding contribution to the art of cinematography”. The Award was presented by the star of the “Lost Girl” series Anna Silk.

The Robert Brooks Award for Documentary Cinematography went to Stuart Campbell for his visuals on “Caribou Legs”, while Sammy Inayeh csc picked up the Youth Programming/Comedy/Multi-camera Sitcom Award for his work on Man Seeking Woman “Tinsel”. Both awards were presented by award Gemini winning Producer/Director Jennifer Holness.

Adam Marsden csc won The Fritz Spiess Award for Commercial Cinematography for his work on Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism “Crayons”. The Award was presented by commercials Producer Rita Popielak, who also presented the Branded/Corporate/Educational Content Cinematography Award to Matt Bendo for his camera work on Storm “Lamborghini Aventador / Armytrix Titanium Exhaust / YST Tuning Canada”.

Award winning actor Michelle Nolden, who is also the Artistic Director of the The Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, presented the Music Video Cinematography award to Bobby Shore csc for his work on Zoe Sky Jordan “Power Lines” and the Dramatic Short Cinematography award to Todd Duym for “Rue”.

Betty Orr, the Head of Production at Saloon Media presented a trio of awards. The first, The TV Magazine Award Cinematography Award went to Alan Leader csc for “Colonist Car” Discovery Channel – Daily Planet. Greg Bartels received the Lifestyle/Reality Cinematography Award for his work on Hand Crafted “The Potter”, while Christopher Lew picked-up the Webeo Cinematography Award for The Wall.

For the first time ever, there were two winners of the Student Cinematography Award; Robert Murdoch from York University for “Moods Like Jazz” and Trish Young from Sheridan College for “Dread”. The Awards were presented by John Lindsay from Panavision.

Guido Kondruss received the President’s Award, “for outstanding service to the Canadian Society of Cinematographers”. The award was presented by CSC President George Willis csc sasc.
Eric Bensoussan was the recipient of the Camera Assistant Award of Merit. The award was presented by CSC Quebec Vice President Bruno Philip csc.


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Fritz Spiess Award for Commercial Cinematography winner:
 Adam Marsden for Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism “Crayons”
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TV Drama Cinematography winner:  Pasha Patriki csc for Gridlocked
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Theatrical Feature Cinematography winner:  Guy Godfree csc for Maudie
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TV Series Cinematography winner:  Gregory Middleton csc for Game of
Thrones “Home”
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Master Award winner “For outstanding contribution to the art of cinematography”:  David Greene csc, ASC

There was always an exceptional quality to the cinematography of David Greene csc ASC, even as a youth with a camera, when he won the CSC Student Cinematography Award three years running, a record that is still unmatched to this day.  As a professional, Greene has been dubbed the “Quiet Master” by his industry co-workers for his calm demeanor on set, no matter the chaos swirling around him as he spins his sublime images for the screen.  His technical wizardry coupled with his intuitive instincts for story telling places Greene in the rarefied atmosphere as one of North America’s most talented Director of Photography.  Whether he is portraying the apocalyptic edginess in the television series “12 Monkeys” or the lush beauty in the film “The Trip to Bountiful”, Greene’s visuals, no matter the genre, are forever awe inspiring.  His passion for cinema, his prowess for orchestrating complex camera moves and his powerful ability to consistently turn words on a page into visual works of art have made Greene a leader in the craft of cinematography.  For his extraordinary creativity and brilliant ability as a filmmaker, the CSC is honoured to present David Greene with the 2017 Masters Award.