The 21st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awardsfor Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography will take place on Feb 18 2007 inLos Angeles.

'Our members established this annual celebration in 1986 forthe purpose of recognising and inspiring the pursuit of excellence in the artand craft of cinematography,' ASC chairman of the ASC's awards committeeRuss Alsobrook said.

'The reality is that artful cinematography is generallydesigned to be transparent to audiences. That is why we believe that it isimportant to have a peer group judge artful cinematography.'

The nominees will be announced on Jan 9 2007.