Jaeger Awards Cinematographer Maryse Alberti

LA Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain (left) and cinematographer Maryse Alberti (right) with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the 22nd LA Film Festival

LA Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain (left) and cinematographer Maryse Alberti (right) with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the 22nd LA Film Festival

Jaeger-LeCoultre has presented its third annual Glory to the Filmmaker Award to French cinematographer and artist Maryse Alberti.

The award was presented to Alberti at the 22nd Los Angeles Film Festival — which the Swiss luxury watchmaker is a principal sponsor of — on June 4, in recognition of the technical elegance of her work, as well as the innovation she brings to contemporary cinema through her oeuvre.

Alberti’s work is also lauded for its grit and beauty. Currently shooting “Collateral Beauty” (which stars Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Edward Norton) she last year lensed M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit”, as well as “Lionsgate’s Freeheld,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and “Creed”.

She joins previous recipients of the Glory to the Filmmaker Award, Lisa Cholodenko and Gale Anne Hurd, in a burgeoning list of notable women working behind the scenes in film.

“We’re thrilled to shine a light on legendary cinematographer Maryse Alberti and all female Directors of Photography working in film and television,” said LA Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain in a statement.

The 2016 LA Film Festival includes a diverse roster of 56 feature films, 58 short films and 13 short episodic works hailing from 28 countries. As the principal sponsor of the festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented the World Premiere of Ricardo de Montreuil’s “Lowriders” on the festival’s opening night on June 1.

The culturally vibrant film, which explores familial relationships within a second-generation Mexican family in East Los Angeles, stars Eva Longoria, Demián Bichir, Melissa Benoist, Theo Rossi, Tony Revolori and Gabriel Chavarria.

— Michelle Tay