10 Feb 2019 - 16:17
Giorgi Shvelidze, the cinematographer for Georgia’s Academy Award bid Namme by Zaza Khalvashi, was revealed as the winner in the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Spotlight Award in Los Angeles today.
Other two nominees for the Spotlight award were the cinematographers of Girl by Lukas Dhont and The Rider by Chloé Zhao.
This year’s award is special since the American Society of Cinematographers celebrates 100th anniversary.
While Giorgi Shvelidze's win has marked the first award of a Georgian creative by the ASC, last year’s Spotlight Award featured Gorka Gomez Andreu, a Spanish cinematographer who worked on Georgian director Rusudan Glurjidze’s award-winning film House of Others.