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Frame enlargement from New Horizon in American Cinematographer, Feb. 1935, 69.

Date produced: 1933


Randolph B. Clardy




1 reel (200 ft)





Sound Notes:



American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1934 - Grand Prize
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1934 - Scenario
IAC Film Collection, East Anglian Film Archive


"In New Horizon, Cinematographer Clardy presented the life of a farm girl at a moment of crisis. One reel, almost without titles, tells the story of her efforts to marry the man she loves in spite of her father's opposition which keeps her chained to the farm." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1935, 78.

"Clardy was the winner last year of the gold medal for scenario and photography. Last year Clardy's picture was based on a western theme, while this year his scenario, although set in its greater part in the outdoors had several indoor shots. However, most to be admired was the way in which he handled his production both from composition and directorial standpoint. There were only three people in his cast with the girl assuming the major role. His sense of dramatic values, and especially his fine feeling for the proper tempo brought forth unstinted praise from the judges." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1934, 365


Discussed by Clardy in "Filming an 8mm Prize Winner" (American Cinematographer, Feb. 1935, 69). The article describes the film's plot and offers technical and scenario writing tips.

New Horizon's win in the American Cinematographer contest of 1934 was reported on in Time magazine (Jan. 7, 1935, 55), which is reprinted in American Cinematographer (Feb. 1935, 78).

American Cinematographer (Feb. 1935, 86) reported that Eastman Kodak awarded Clardy with an 8mm, 300-watt projector as he had used Eastman Kodak 8mm film to produce New Horizon.

The film won first award in a Los Angeles Cinema Club film contest in 1934 (American Cinematographer, Feb. 1935, 86).

This film is a part of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection held by the East Anglian Film Archive.





Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive


  • Screened as part of a Los Angeles Cinema Club film contest in 1934: Los Angeles, CA
  • Screened by the Los Angeles 8mm. Club in 1935: Los Angeles, CA
  • Screened by the Medford Amateur Movie Club in 1935: Medford, OR
  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in October of 1935: New York City, N.Y.