We are excited to announce that the founder of The Pickfair Institute, Jonathan Erland, has received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Gordon E. Sawyer Award has been awarded to only 22 people since its creation in 1981, and honors technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.

The Mission

The purpose of the Pickfair Institute of Cinematic Studies is the pursuit of excellence of motion picture art, science and technology. Our goal is to provide an aegis in which companies, organizations and individuals can, through cooperative action, research the history and heritage and advance the evolution of the motion picture art/science and disseminate that learning, for the commonweal of human culture. Our work is funded by donations from the public and institutions, through the sales of test, evaluation and demonstration materials.

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Pickfair Institute for Cinematic Studies is a 501(c)(3) organization

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