Charlene will be remembered as a cinematographer, artist, writer, and crew member extraordinaire. Since childhood, she dreamed of being a filmmaker, and her love of film grew through the years. While majoring in Theatre Arts at Cornell University, she took every filmmaking class they had. After a detour of several years (during which time she became a licensed M.D.!) she returned to her true calling. She was a quietly brilliant and multi-talented woman who made us laugh with her silliness, touched us with her warmth, and made us want to be better, kinder, and more genuine: more like Charlene.
The Sun Cinematography Award is being established by the Suns, Rain Breaw, Steven Edell and friends in honor of our remarkable, inspirational friend Charlene Sun (1974-2009). Charlene's passion was to become a cinematographer and she was well on her way to achieving her dream. Our goal is to help others who share her dream along their path of achieving their own version of it as a means of keeping Charlene's passion alive.
For more information about the Award and Charlene Sun, please visit www. suncinematography.org. To see some of Charlene's artwork and learn more about her as a person, visit www.cwsun.com.
Applications are currently open. Deadline to apply for the Fall 2011 Award is September 9, 2011, 5pm PT. Apply now »
Donations to the Sun Cinematography Award can be made through PayPal (below) or by check.
Media Arts Center San Diego (www.mediaartscenter.org) has graciously offered to be our Fiscal Sponsors for this project, and all funds will be administered through them. If you would like to donate by check, please do so by making the check out to Media Arts Center San Diego and sending it to:
P.O. Box 5945
Glendale, CA 91221
(we'll send all donations directly to Media Arts Center)
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