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American Society of Cinematographers announces 2022 awards date

Sep 24, 2021

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will hold its 36th Annual ASC Awards on March 20, 2022. Recognizing excellence in cinematography, the ASC Awards honor the extraordinary work of directors of photography who have excelled in the art and craft of visual storytelling in feature films, episodics and documentaries. The annual ceremony will be held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood and live streamed worldwide.

The organisation released its official timeline for entering the feature and television categories of the competition. The deadline for feature film and television submissions is December 5, 2021. To be eligible, a feature film must have a release date between March 1 – December 31, 2021. For any of the TV categories, a show must air or stream between January 1 – November 30, 2021. The four television categories are:

  • Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Commercial
  • Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Non-Commercial
  • Episode of a Half-Hour Television Series
  • Motion Picture, Limited Series, or Pilot Made for TV

The ASC will also bestow a Documentary Award and Spotlight Award. ASC members nominate and vote on winners in these two categories.

A complete timeline for the 36th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards and additional details can be found on the ASC website.

Key dates include:

  •  Submissions Open for Feature & TV Categories
 Oct. 4, 2021
  •  TV Eligibility Period Ends
 Nov. 30, 2021
  •  Feature and TV Entries Due
 Dec. 5, 2021
  •  Spotlight & Documentary Entries Due (members only)
 Dec. 13, 2021
  •  TV Nominations Voting Begins
 Dec. 15, 2021
  •  Feature/Spotlight/Docu Eligibility Period Ends
 Dec. 31, 2021
  •  Feature Nominations Voting Begins
 Jan. 10, 2022
  •  Feature & TV Nomination Voting Closes
 Jan. 24, 2022 (Noon PST)
  •  Nominations Announced (all categories)
 Jan. 25, 2022
  •  Final Voting Begins
 Feb. 1, 2022
  •  Student Awards
 Feb. 26, 2022
  •  Final Voting Ends
 March 17, 2022
  •  36th ASC Awards
 March 20, 2022

Honorary awards, including the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award and Board of Governors Award, will also be presented at the awards ceremony.

ASC was founded in 1919. There are over 420 members today who have national roots in some 20 countries. More than 250 associate members hail from ancillary segments of the industry.

For additional information about the ASC, visit

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