AFI Establishes Halyna Hutchins Memorial Scholarship For Female Cinematographers

AFI Establishes Halyna Hutchins Memorial Scholarship For Female Cinematographers
Responding quickly to the on-set tragedy that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins yesterday, the AFI has established a memorial scholarship in her name for female cinematographers. Hutchins graduated from the AFI Conservatory in 2015 and was selected as one of American Cinematographer’s Rising Stars of 2019 as well as a cinematographer for the 21st Century Fox Dp Lab in 2018. She had since carved a place for herself in a field traditionally dominated by men.

In inaugurating the fund today AFI said, “We pledge to see that Halyna Hutchins will live on in the spirit of all who strive to see their dreams realized in stories well told.” The institute has created a page for those who wish to donate.

Hutchins’ friend and frequent collaborator, director-writer-producer Olia Oparina, expressed the spirit behind the scholarship when she posted a tribute to her friend online tonight, who she says worked for more
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