The Riverside International Film Festival (April 20-28) will be presenting two Lifetime Achievement Awards for the first time in the fest's 10 years.
The Lifetime Achievement Award for Cinematography will be presented to Johnny Jensen, ASC on April 21. Jensen has four decades of experience. Early in his career he worked on such films as The Godfather, Altered States and An Officer and a Gentleman. Among his credits as director of photography are Grumpy Old Men, Rosewood, Rambling Rose and The Ladies Man. He has received two Emmy® nominations. Jensen is currently Professor of Cinematography at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media.
On the festival's closing night the Lifetime Achievement Award for Production Design will be presented to veteran production designer Albert Brenner. He received Oscar® nominations for his work on Beaches, 2010, California Suite, The Turning Point and The Sunshine Boys. Other films he designed include Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries and Backdraft. Brenner received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild in 2003.
The two men were chosen as part of the outreach programs of the International Cinematographers Guild and the Art Directors Guild to inform consumers of the work their members do.