Charlotte Bruus Christensen Named Inaugural Recipient of Sue Gibson Bsc, Cinematography Award

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The National Film and Television School (Nfts) has announced that the inaugural winner of The Sue Gibson Bsc, Cinematography Award. According to Women in Film and Television UK, Charlotte Bruus Christensen, whose credits include “Fences” and “The Girl on the Train,” has been chosen to receive the honor. The prize celebrates an Nfts Cinematography alum “who has advanced the profession of Cinematography in a significant way.” Christensen will accept her award at a special event and deliver a master class to current Nfts students as well as alumni and staff.

“Over 100 Nfts Cinematography alumni submitted votes for the five nominees who, in addition to Charlotte, included Natasha Braier, Ula Pontikos, Tom Townen, and Vanessa Whyte,” Wftv writes.

Christensen commented, “I am absolutely delighted and honored to have won The Sue Gibson Award, and I want to thank everyone who voted for me. The Nfts has always been — and will continue to be — a very special place for me so to win this award named in memory of Sue Gibson is something that means a great deal, maybe even more so because I had the privilege to be taught by Sue during my time at Nfts. I truly look forward to collecting it later in the year and thanking everyone personally.”

Throughout her 30-plus year career, Gibson worked on projects like “The Forsythe Saga,” Marleen Gorris’ “Mrs. Dalloway,” and Nancy Meyers’ “The Holiday.” She served as the first female president of the British Society of Cinematographers (Bsc) and was herself an alumna of Nfts Cinematography. In 2010 she received the The Cinematographer Award from the Women’s International Film & Television Showcase. She died in 2016.

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