Stephen Pizzello, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of American Cinematographer, has once again served as the jury for the American Cinematographer Award for Cinematography at Salem Film Fest. Winter at Westbeth was nominated for this accolade, with Pizzello remarking:
“[The film] …offers a moving, life-affirming visit with the elderly residents of an artists’ community in New York’s West Village. Spong’s observant eye and cinematic aesthetics lend the images a poetic realism; his unconventional style of coverage and creative compositions capture the subjects’ vibrant personalities and effectively convey the inner spark that drives their artistic ambitions.
The winner of the award was God Knows Where I Am (dir. J & T Wider). A full list of nominees is available on the Salem Film Fest website and will also be published in the forthcoming issue of American Cinematographer.