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American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1950 - Certificate Award
"'Indian Summer,' properly may be termed a poem on film. Bert Seckendorf took his camera into the great outdoors one autumn day and photographed many beautiful autumnal scenes which he then skillfully knit together in a smooth flowing pictorial continuity. Scenes of colorful autumn foliage, falling leaves, blue Indian Summer skies, lazy rivulets carrying tiny sailboats of leaves toward the sea -all add up to an impressive ten minutes of screen entertainment. Seckendorf photographed this picture with a Cine Special and Kodachrome film." American Cinematographer, Apr. 1950, 146.
The film won the Jay T. Fox Museum trophy in the Brooklyn Amateur Cine Club film contest of 1947 (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sept. 30, 1948, 18). It also won an award in the Mineola State Fair amateur film contest of 1947 (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 6, 1947, 10).
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