What People Are Saying

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Cameron Duncan, 2007 Honoree
"The ECAs are amazing. If anything it has instilled confidence to chase the dream."

Daniel Sol, Director of the Hollyshorts Film Festival
"The Emerging Cinematographers panel and screening has provided HollyShorts with a great showcase of the future of cinematography for our audience and filmmakers to connect with."

George T. Marshall, Director of the Rhode Island Film Festival
"I truly appreciate you thinking of us and including us in this wonderful salute to such talented artists."

Greg Wilson, 2011 Honoree
"The Emerging Cinematographer Awards is a great opportunity to meet fellow up-and-coming DP’s, and get exposure out to our peers that you're making the move to get behind the lens. The recognition made a huge difference in getting talented crew on board with my projects, which makes all the difference in the world. Having the support of the ECAs was incredibly helpful in learning how to make the right decisions as we move forward.  It’s a very open and question friendly week where the focus is on how to move your career ahead."


Sherri Potter, Technicolor
"Up and coming cinematographers are our future and it is up to us to support them, which is why I am thrilled to be a part of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards."


Steven Poster, Local 600 President
"This is one of the warmest industry events I have ever been to. To be able to honor the newest and brightest talent as cinematographers on the rise is a great gift for all of us. To help these emerging artists launch their careers is a privilege. The ICG should feel proud to offer this to our members."

Jim Matlosz, ECA Committee Chairman
"I was thrilled and excited to see such a wonderful turn out for our films, from the film makers to the audience to our esteemed guest cinematographers. I would like to send out a personal thanks for supporting our future cinematographers and the ECA."

Rob Kositchek, Founding ECA Committee Chairman
"We, the membership of Local 600, should be very proud of the evolution of this event and the direction our Guild is taking towards its future."

Rachel Levine, 2004 Honoree
"I have never been more proud to have been selected for this years Emerging Cinematographer event. Local 600 really put a lot of effort into the advancement of the careers of this year's winners. It is really special to support the up and coming talent within our union."

Josh Ellis, 2008 Honoree
"This was quite a magical experience. To be honored on stage in front of so many of my heroes was more exhilarating than I had expected."

Layton Blaylock, 2008 Honoree
"Wow, what a thrill it was when I received the call from Steven Poster that I had been selected as an Emerging Cinematographer Award honoree! My stay in LA and the awards ceremony were fabulous. The guild and the sponsors did a great job of making us all feel very special. What a treat!"

Michael Svitak, 2008 Honoree
"The setting was very impressive. I feel lucky to have the opportunity for the film I shot to be screened among some incredible work by other emerging cinematographers."