Art of Light Award

The Art of Light Award is presented to cinematic artists whose exemplary work shines new wonders on the continuing evolution of motion pictures.

2022 ART OF LIGHT (COMPOSER) – Cristobal Tapia de Veer 

Tapia de Veer made headlines in 2021 with his music for HBO’s zeitgeist-shaking limited series The White Lotus. “Part of what made The White Lotus such a buzzy breakout…is the original score, a tension-swelling burst of tribal music,” Indiewire’s Zack Scharf wrote in a feature story.

Hailed as a “musical genius” by Paste Magazine, multiple award winner Cristobal Tapia de Veer is recognized for creating some of the most memorable soundtracks in modern entertainment. His early television work includes the critically acclaimed Channel 4 cult series “Utopia,” which earned him awards from the Royal Television Society among others. Along with, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and “Black Mirror,” Tapia de Veer earned a BAFTA and other honors for C4’s miniseries National Treasure, and an Emmy nomination for Amazon/C4’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Recent television projects include 2 HBO series The White Lotus, and The Third Day (produced by Plan B Entertainment and Punchdrunk International; starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris), which received multiple nominations and wins for its haunting score, and the Jordan Peele-produced “Hunters” for Amazon Prime starring Al Pacino, which earned him an ASCAP Award. In the wake of his award-winning score for his first feature film, the 2016 dystopian drama The Girl with all the Gifts, recent film work includes the 2019 Spanish comedy Advantages of Traveling by Train (Ventajas de Viajar en Tren).

Alacran Group, sponsor of Miami Film Festival’s 2022 Art of Light (Composer) Award, is a multi-faceted entertainment company consisting of music label Alacran Records, state-of-the-art recording and live streaming facilities Alacran Studios in Miami, and film production company Alacran Pictures.

CLICK HERE to watch the 2022 Art of Light (Composer) Award presentation featuring Indiewire journalist Ryan Lattanzio will lead a conversation with the composer. 


Ari Wegner is the recipient of the 2022 Art of Light (Cinematographer) Award for her work on The Power of the Dog and Zola. Wegner received an Academy Award nomination for her work on The Power of the Dog, making her the 2nd woman in history to be nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars.

Wegner studied film at the Victorian College of the Arts, later working as cinematographer in several short films and commercials. In 2016, she worked in the thriller drama series The Kettering Incident, receiving a nomination for Best Cinematography in Television at the 6th AACTA Awards. The same year, she was the director of photography in William Oldroyd’s debut film Lady Macbeth, based on the novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. For the film, she won the British Independent Film Award for Best Cinematography.

In 2017, she worked in the drama serial Guerrilla and the second season of the anthology series The Girlfriend Experience. In 2018, she worked in the horror-comedy In Fabric, receiving a second nomination for the British Independent Film Awards. In 2020, she worked in the black comedy Zola, for the film she was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 37th Independent Spirit Awards.

CLICK HERE to watch the 2022 Art of Light (Cinematographer) Award presentation. 


Actor Aldis Hodge (Art of Light Award 2021)

Actress and Singer Andra Day (Art of Light Award 2021)

Cinematographer Joshua James Richards (Art of Light Award 2021)

Cinematographer Diego García (Art of Light Award 2018)