Posted by Larry Gleeson
FREDERICK ELMES TO RECEIVE THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE’S
27TH ANNUAL FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER ALUMNI MEDAL
Honoring the Outstanding Achievements of AFI Alumni,
Award to Be Presented to the Acclaimed Cinematographer on June 8, 2017
Celebrated cinematographer Frederick Elmes (AFI Class of 1972) will receive the 2017
Over the past five decades, Elmes has brought to life stories from cinema’s most fearless iconoclasts — including John Cassavetes, David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Ang Lee and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Diane Keaton, with whom he collaborated on her directorial debut HEAVEN (1987). He has received a Primetime Emmy® nomination, two Film Independent Spirit Awards and a New York Film Critics Circle Award, among other accolades, and is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
From among an elite community of nearly 5,000 AFI graduates, Elmes joins an esteemed group of past recipients that includes Darren Aronofsky (BLACK SWAN), Lesli Linka Glatter (HOMELAND), Patty Jenkins (WONDER WOMAN), Janusz Kamiński (SCHINDLER’S LIST), David Lynch (BLUE VELVET), Terrence Malick (THE TREE OF LIFE) and Wally Pfister (THE DARK KNIGHT).