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Carbonaro (right) pictured with photographer Margaret Bourke-White in We Are All Artists, 1935. National Archives and Records Administration, DM-H-HFF-88–8.

Charles J. Carbonaro

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League

Bay State Cine Club

Boston Camera Club

Metropolitan Motion Picture Club of New York




ACL Ten Best 1935
ACL Ten Best 1936 - Honorable Mention General Class
ACL Ten Best 1937 - General Class
ACL Ten Best 1938 - Special Class
ACL Ten Best 1944 - General Class
ACL Ten Best 1950 - Honorable Mention
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1937 - Equipment Prize, Victor Animatograph Corporation projects for the most interesting lighting effect.
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1950- Trophy Award, 16mm. Black and White Class.
PSA Ten Best 1960


Children Grow Up (1935)

Pinch Hitter (1936)

Little Sherlock (1937)

Entitled to Success (1938)

Glamour vs. Calories (1944)

Voice of the Key, The (1949)

Will Finds a Way (1960)



Biographical Notes:

The 1937 December issue of Movie Makers cites Carbonaro was from New York City. The November 1960 PSA Journal states Carbonaro was from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Carbonaro was a filmmaking instructor for NYU's School of Education.

Bibliographic Resources:

Movie Makers, Dec. 1937, 602.
PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 41.
Tepperman, Charles. Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960. University of California Press, 2014.