Estonian cinematographer Mart Taniel won the American Society of Cinematographers' Spotlight award for his work on Rainer Sarnet's 2017 film November. Spotlight is the ASC's award for professionals from outside the United States.
Other nominees included Máté Herbai with On Body and Soul as well as Mikhail Krichman with Loveless. Both films are also nominated for an Academy Award.
The American Society of Cinematographers' awards are the year's biggest event in this particular profession.
Taniel has won the Tribeca Film Festival's cinematography award as well. He is currently working with Kaur Kokk on the director's debut, Põrgu Jaan, one of the films in the works for the Estonian centennial. Taniel is also about to start shooting with Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson for his latest project, County.
Editor: Dario Cavegn