Sun Cinematography Award
This award is specifically designed to assist and encourage women aspiring to a career in cinematography. It is not intended for directing, producing, writing, or any craft other than cinematography.
We do recognize that exposure to and an understanding of all of the crafts is one of the benefits of the education provided by the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and so recognize that your specific area of focus at this time, and/or roles in which you have spent time on advanced projects, may not be immediately relevant to your long term goal.
You must, however, show clear evidence that cinematography is your driving passion.
Our specific eligibility requirements are:
The student must be female.
The student must be currently enrolled in the USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate or undergraduate production program.
The student should be the cinematographer for an Advanced Project that will be shot in 2019. (Please note that we reserve the right to make an exception to this rule for a qualified candidate who will use the scholarship for development of her cinematography reel, so you should still apply and explain if you do not meet this requirement.)
In order to qualify, you must provide a reel, a faculty reference, and honestly respond to all of the questions in our application form.
Award recipients will be required to agree to a code of conduct with their mentor before we establish the connection between mentor and recipient.
Please feel free to contact us at with any additional questions.