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American Society of Cinematographers Announces 2022 Awards Date

Sue Smith

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LOS ANGELES (September 23, 2021) – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will hold its 36th Annual ASC Awards on March 20, 2022. Recognizing excellence in cinematography, the ASC Awards honor the extraordinary work of directors of photography who have excelled in the art and craft of visual storytelling in feature films, episodics and documentaries. The annual ceremony will be held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood and live streamed worldwide.

The organization released its official timeline for entering the feature and television categories of the competition. The deadline for feature film and television submissions is December 5, 2021. To be eligible, a feature film must have a release date between March 1 - December 31, 2021. For any of the TV categories, a show must air or stream between January 1 - November 30, 2021. The four television categories are:

             Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Commercial

             Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Non-Commercial

             Episode of a Half-Hour Television Series

             Motion Picture, Limited Series, or Pilot Made for TV

The ASC will also bestow a Documentary Award and Spotlight Award. ASC members nominate and vote on winners in these two categories.

A complete timeline for the 36th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards and additional details can be found on the ASC website.

Key dates include:

·        Submissions Open for Feature & TV Categories                          Oct. 4, 2021

·        TV Eligibility Period Ends                                                             Nov. 30, 2021

·        Feature and TV Entries Due                                                        Dec. 5, 2021

·        Spotlight & Documentary Entries Due (members only) Dec. 13, 2021

·        TV Nominations Voting Begins                                                  Dec. 15, 2021

·        Feature/Spotlight/Docu Eligibility Period Ends                        Dec. 31, 2021

·        Feature Nominations Voting Begins                                              Jan. 10, 2022

·        Feature & TV Nomination Voting Closes                                  Jan. 24, 2022 (Noon PST)

·        Nominations Announced (all categories)                                        Jan. 25, 2022

·        Final Voting Begins                                                                       Feb. 1, 2022

·        Student Awards                                                                             Feb. 26, 2022

·        Final Voting Ends                                                                          March 17, 2022

·        36th ASC Awards                                                                            March 20, 2022

Honorary awards, including the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award and Board of Governors Award, will also be presented at the awards ceremony.

ASC was founded in 1919. There are over 420 members today who have national roots in some 20 countries. More than 250 associate members hail from ancillary segments of the industry.

For additional information about the ASC, visit www.theasc.com. 






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