SUN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

The Sun Cinematography Award will be given to a female student enrolled in the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts for excellence in cinematography.

The award typically includes:

  • A mentorship with a working Cinematographer. Past mentors have included Nancy Schreiber, Nicola Marsh, and Michael Goi; 2019's mentor will be Peter Levy

  • Production workflow support from Blackmagic Design

  • $500 towards the cinematography budget for a project for which the recipient is the DP (can be used for the student's personal reel)

  • A one year, non-voting, student membership to Women In Film;

  • A one year membership to the Friends of the ASC as well as an invitation to the ASC awards, if available

Applications are closed for 2018-2019. We will announce the recipient by mid-February, 2019. Check back in October/November for 2019-2020!

 

SUN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

The Sun Cinematography Award will be given to a female student enrolled in the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts for excellence in cinematography.

The award typically includes:

  • A mentorship with a working Cinematographer. Past mentors have included Nancy Schreiber, Nicola Marsh, and Michael Goi; 2019's mentor will be Peter Levy

  • Production workflow support from Blackmagic Design

  • $500 towards the cinematography budget for a project for which the recipient is the DP (can be used for the student's personal reel)

  • A one year, non-voting, student membership to Women In Film;

  • A one year membership to the Friends of the ASC as well as an invitation to the ASC awards, if available

Applications are closed for 2018-2019. We will announce the recipient by mid-February, 2019. Check back in October/November for 2019-2020!

THE PURPOSE

Gender Equity in Cinematography

The award was founded in honor and memory of Charlene W. Sun (1974-2009), who graced the MFA Production Program with her talent and her love of life and cinematography.

Gender still proves to be a barrier for women in this field. The source of this barrier is unclear, as opportunities are expanding greatly.

The principal goal of this award is help bridge this barrier with access to two things:

  1. Greater access to the tools students need to produce a reel showcases their talent

  2. Access to a mentor who knows the path that the student is about to take

The award is funded by: donations from those who loved Charlene; continued sales of Charlene's artwork on deviantArt; and ongoing donations from SunRain Productions, the web development company Charlene co-founded in 2005.  

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THE PURPOSE

Gender Equity in Cinematography

The award was founded in honor and memory of Charlene W. Sun (1974-2009), who graced the MFA Production Program with her talent and her love of life and cinematography.

Gender still proves to be a barrier for women in this field. The source of this barrier is unclear, as opportunities are expanding greatly.

The principal goal of this award is help bridge this barrier with access to two things:

  1. Greater access to the tools students need to produce a reel showcases their talent

  2. Access to a mentor who knows the path that the student is about to take

The award is funded by: donations from those who loved Charlene; continued sales of Charlene's artwork on deviantArt; and ongoing donations from SunRain Productions, the web development company Charlene co-founded in 2005.  

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ABOUT CHARLENE SUN

1974 - 2009

Charlene was a quietly brilliant and multi-talented woman who made us laugh with her silliness, touched us with her warmth, and made us want to be better, kinder, and more genuine: more like Charlene.

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ABOUT CHARLENE SUN

1974 - 2009

Charlene was a quietly brilliant and multi-talented woman who made us laugh with her silliness, touched us with her warmth, and made us want to be better, kinder, and more genuine: more like Charlene.

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JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

We maintain a mailing list to update those interested when applications are open, when deadlines approach, and when we select an award recipient. This list will never be sold or used for anything other than the Sun Cinematography Award.

 

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