Roger Deakins to Receive Variety Artisan Award at Toronto Film Festival

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Roger Deakins to Receive Variety Artisan Award at Toronto Film Festival
Academy Award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, best known for films such as “Shawshank Redemption” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” will be honored with the Variety Artisan Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Gala.

The annual fundraising gala, which will take place on Sept. 9 at the Fairmont Royal York during Tiff, will raise money for the festival’s year-round film programs and will celebrate outstanding contributors to the industry. The Artisan Award recognizes Deakins’ impressive history as a distinguished filmmaker.

“Roger Deakins’ pure mastery of the camera lens has made a significant and influential impact on the industry and resulted in timeless works of art that captivate audiences,” Tiff co-head Joana Vicente said. “We’re thrilled to honor him with the Variety Artisan Award at the Tiff Tribute Gala, as he continues to showcase his flair for breathtaking visuals, coupled with technical expertise.”

The English cinematographer, who
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