2019 Feature Film category

For outstanding work by a camera operator in a Feature Film

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The Operators Award, Feature Film category

This prestigious annual award recognises the craft, technical and artistic ability that a dedicated Camera Operator must display, to meet or surpass the demands of the Director and Director of Photography.
Nominees need to impress the voting membership with their work on a particular production that was theatrically exhibited within the year prior to the award’s presentation (1st January to 30th November 2019). 
To be eligible, the Nominee should be credited as ‘Camera Operator’ or ‘”A” Camera Operator’ and be the sole or lead Camera Operator on the production.

 

Note:
1) members elected to ACO, BSC or GBCT after 4th November 2019 may not vote for this year’s award
2) eligible voters with multiple memberships may vote only once
3) there is no entry fee.

Nomination criteria

The Nominees simply have to impress the voting membership with their work on a particular production that has been theatrically exhibited between:

1st January and 30th November 2019

In order to be eligible, the Nominee should have the credit as Camera Operator or “A” Camera Operator and be the sole or lead Camera Operator on the production.

Members eligible to propose and vote:

  • ACO- All Members

  • BSC – Full, Associate and Honorary*(Consisting of retired Directors of Photography and Camera Operators)

  • GBCT – All Members

Eligible voters with multiple memberships may vote only once.

Please note: new members elected to ACO, BSC or GBCT after 4th November 2019, will not be able to participate in this year’s award.

Voting Procedures: 

A ‘Long List’ of 30 films (minimum) will be selected from a distributors’ (FDA) list of films screened in the UK during the qualifying period. The Operators’ Awards Administration Team, in conjunction with the Awards Committee, will then compile a list to be considered from these, comprising all productions that fulfil the nomination criteria.

Voting: 

A period of 18 days (1st to 18th January 2020) is set for voting for the first stage.
Each eligible member may nominate up to five productions from the Long List. The five most popular productions from this list will go into the final stage. In the final week of January, a jury from the Awards Committee and/or from the qualifying membership will be called to decide on a winner from the list of nominations.
Voting procedures will be overseen by an independent organisation
The award will be presented at the BSC Awards Night on 15 February 2020.