Humber’s Film and Television Production student Michael Kashuba is this year’s winner of the William F. White/Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Scholarship.

This prestigious award is given to a full-time postsecondary student currently enrolled in their second, third, or fourth year of studies in an accredited college or university cinematography program.

Paul Bronfman, Whites chairman and CEO, and Rick Perotto, vice president of business development, presented Kashuba with the award at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11, at a gathering of industry professionals.

“Never in my life – this early anyway – did I picture myself speaking in front of the people I read about in Canadian Cinematographer,” says Kashuba. “(These are people) whose work I watch on the big screen, and whose methods and dedication to cinema inspire me everyday.”