New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television has announced the finalists and recipients of the 10th annual Volker Bahnemann Award for Outstanding Cinematography. This year’s winners were Alfonso Herrera Salcedo Serrano in the Grad Film category and Stefan Nachmann in the Undergraduate Film & Television category.
We asked both filmmakers what the win means to them.
“As a young cinematographer, winning an award is incredible,” says Alfonso, who was born and raised in Mexico City. “The world is full of talented, hardworking people, so to be recognized amongst them is very rewarding. Past recipients and nominees are a remarkable group of filmmakers, so I look forward to upholding the reputation of this award with my work. ARRI is a legendary institution, a pillar in the history of cinema, so to receive an award that bears the name of an individual who contributed so much to the development of this company is a true honor.”
This is not Alfono’s first recognition. He received a Kodak Vision Award and the Golden Tadpole at Camerimage for his work on the short film “Lefty/Righty.” Alfonso’s most recent short film “Entre tú y Milagros,” from Colombian filmmaker Mariana Saffon, won the Orizzonti Award for best short film at the Venice Film Festival.