Written by Kianna Best on Aug 29, 2023. Posted in Awards and Festivals

LMGI Awards announce winners for 10th annual ceremony

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards welcomed another successful year, announcing their winners of the night. Held on 26 August, location professionals gathered at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica to celebrate the crème de la crème of the field as well as the LMGI’s 20th anniversary. Winners included feature flicks such as John Wick: Chapter 4  and acclaimed series like The White Lotus: Season 2.


Not unlike past years, the LMGI Awards solidified the ceremony’s reputation as a night to remember. From motion pictures to television series and commercial ventures, this year’s winners globetrotting productions stood out amongst the rest. Taking home the prize for Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series was the Harrison Ford starring 1923, which filmed in Montana, South Africa, Malta and Kenya. It’s Contemporary Television Series category winning counterpart was critically acclaimed series The Last of Us, filmed around Alberta Canada. The apocalyptic production also took home the award for the Outstanding Film Commission Award.


Director and ceremony presenter Hanelle M. Culpepper



The White Lotus: Season 2 took home a winning in the TV category for its capturing of the picturesque backdrop of Sicily, Italy. Amongst the feature film winners was All Quiet On the Western Front, filmed in Germany and Czech Republic. Leaving no country unturned was Contemporary Feature Film winner John Wick: Chapter 4 who’s action adventures took the production to Berlin, Paris, New York City, Japan and Jordan. On the commercial front was Icelandair Stopover “Easy to Stop, Hard to Leave”  filmed in the Nordic country.


Petr Rucka, Marek Rídel and Jan Ondrovcak for All Quiet On the Western Front  attend the 10th


Continuing to highlight the tireless talent within the industry, the LMGI Awards honourees included change makers and industry veterans. Taking home the Eva Monley Award was the award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg, applauded for his longstanding career and contribution to cinema. The Humanitarian Award was taken home by The Creative Coalition for their dedication to instilling social change with the help of arts and entertainment. Also recognised for their contribution to the industry was Trailblazer Award recipient Beth Tate, whose contribution to the LMGI and career as a location scout were spotlighted and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dow Griffith for his career spanning across 65 motion pictures.


Trailblazer Award recipient Beth Tate

Images courtesy of Greg Doherty for LMGI


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