Awards

Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their contributions to the industry with 19 Scientific and Technical Awards. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways to motion pictures. 

2017

Scientific and Engineering Award
To ARRI for the pioneering design and engineering of the Super 35 format ALEXA digital camera system.

2012

Academy Award of Merit
To Franz Kraus, Johannes Steurer, and Wolfgang Riedel for the design and development of the ARRILASER Film Recorder.

2012

Scientific and Engineering Award
To Dr. Juergen Noffke for the optical design and Uwe Weber for the mechanical design of the ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime Lenses for motion picture photography.

2010

Scientific and Engineering Award
To Michael Cieslinski, Dr. Reimar Lenz, and Bernd Brauner for the development of the ARRISCAN film scanner, enabling high-resolution, high-dynamic range, pin-registered film scanning for use in the digital intermediate process.

2009

Scientific and Engineering Award
To Erwin Melzner for the overall concept including the optical and cooling systems, Volker Schumacher for the optical design, and Timo Mueller for the mechanical design, of the ARRIMAX 18/12 lighting fixture for use in motion picture production.

2007  

Technical Achievement Award
To Walter Trauninger and Ernst Tschida for the design and engineering of the ARRI WRC wireless remote lens control system.

2007

Technical Achievement Award
To Klemens Kehrer, Josef Handler, Thomas Smidek, and Marc Shipman-Mueller for the design and development of the ARRIFLEX 235 camera system.

2003

Academy Award of Merit
To Arnold & Richter Cine Technik and Panavision Inc., for their continuing development and innovation in the design and manufacturing of advanced camera systems specifically designed for the motion picture entertainment industry

2002  

Scientific and Engineering Award
To Franz Kraus, Johannes Steurer, and Wolfgang Riedel for the design and development of the ARRILASER film recorder.

1999  

Scientific and Engineering Award
To Arnold & Richter Cine Technik, and ARRI USA, Inc. for the concept and engineering of the ARRIFLEX 435 camera system.

1999 

Scientific and Engineering Award
To Arnold & Richter Cine Technik and the Carl Zeiss Company for the concept and optical design of the Carl Zeiss/ARRIFLEX Variable Prime Lenses.

1996 

Scientific and Engineering Award
To Arnold & Richter Cine Technik for the development of the ARRIFLEX 535 series of cameras for motion picture cinematography.

1993  

Scientific and Engineering Award
To Arnold & Richter, Otto Blaschek, and the engineering department of ARRI, Austria for the design and development of the ARRIFLEX 765 camera system for 65 mm motion picture photography.

1993

Gordon E. Sawyer Award 
To Erich Kaestner, Chief Design Engineer at Arnold & Richter for his technical contributions to the industry.

1991

Scientific and Engineering Award
To the engineering department of Arnold & Richter for the continued design improvements of the ARRIFLEX BL camera system, culminating in the 35BL-4S model.

1989

Scientific and Engineering Award
To the Arnold & Richter engineering staff, Otto Blaschek, and ARRIFLEX Corporation for the concept and engineering of the ARRIFLEX 35-3 motion picture camera.

1983

Academy Award of Merit
To August Arnold and Erich Kaestner of Arnold & Richter, GmbH, for the concept and engineering of the first operational 35 mm, hand-held, spinning-mirror reflex, motion picture camera.

1974

Scientific and Technical Award, Class II
To Joachim Gerb and Erich Kaestner of The Arnold and Richter Company for the development and engineering of the ARRIFLEX 35BL motion picture camera.

1967

Scientific and Technical Award, Class II
To Arnold & Richter KG for the design and development of the ARRIFLEX 35 mm portable motion picture reflex camera.


Engineering Emmy Awards

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized ARRI with an Engineering Emmy Award on three separate occations. The Engineering Emmy Awards acknowledge accomplishments in the advancement of television technology.

2017 

ARRI ALEXA Camera System 

2012

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) for Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for use in high-definition broadcast video cameras.

2001 

Arriflex Cameras by ARRI Inc. A Lifetime Achievement Award goes to this organization for fifty years of technological contributions to the industry.


German Film Award (Lola)

The German Film Academy awarded the ARRI Group with an honorary German Film Award (Lola) in 2017 for the company’s outstanding visionary innovations and its creative partnership with filmmakers. The German Film Award is the most renowned and highly remunerated award for German film.

2017

Honorary award for outstanding visionary innovations and creative partnership with filmmakers