Ava DuVernay accepts the Auteur Award on Feb. 23, in recognition of her exceptional directorial achievements. (Courtesy photo)

The 6th Annual Kodak Film Awards took place at the esteemed American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Clubhouse on Friday, Feb. 23. An exclusive, invitation-only affair, the event recognized outstanding contributions to the art of analog filmmaking. From acclaimed production companies to visionary directors and captivating television series, the awards ceremony celebrated the enduring allure of shooting on film.

Killer Films, a pioneering production company renowned for its commitment to independent cinema, was bestowed with the prestigious Film Production Company of the Year award. Christine Vachon, the prolific producer and co-founder of Killer Films, accepted the honor on behalf of the company, highlighting their recent success with Academy Award®-nominated films such as Past Lives and May December.

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Ava DuVernay, the multi-talented writer, director, and producer acclaimed for her latest film “Origin,” and Andrew Haigh, the visionary behind the critically lauded film “All of Us Strangers,” received the Auteur Award in recognition of their exceptional directorial achievements. Meanwhile, Celine Song, an Oscar® nominee for her remarkable debut feature “Past Lives,” was presented with the Debut Feature Award, showcasing her promising talent in the industry.

The acclaimed Prime Video series Swarm, a three-time Emmy® nominee, captured the spotlight as it received the Television Series of the Year award. Director and visual artist Petra Collins was honored with the music film director award for her work on Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire.” Additionally, the Lumiere Award, celebrating a distinguished career in Cinematography, was presented to Academy Award® nominee Hoyte Van Hoytema for his contributions to the craft.

Vanessa Bendetti, head of Motion Picture and Entertainment for Kodak, expressed excitement for the celebration of analog filmmaking in a digital age. She emphasized the profound connection between cinematic storytelling and the audience fostered by the visual properties and process of analog filmmaking. Bendetti applauded this year’s honorees for their dedication to preserving the legacy of the art form.

Throughout the awards season, several acclaimed productions captured on Kodak film have garnered attention, including “Oppenheimer,” “Poor Things,” “Maestro,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Past Lives,” “All of Us Strangers,” “Origin,” “Saltburn,” “Dream Scenario,” “The Secret Life of Henry Sugar,” “Swarm,” “Winning Time,” and “Succession.”

As Kodak continues its commitment to advancing film technology and supporting analog filmmaking, the 6th Annual Kodak Film Awards served as a testament to the enduring legacy and creative possibilities of shooting on film.