Ava Berkofsky, ASC (they/them) is an awarding-winning cinematographer and filmmaker, lensing film, television, documentaries and commercials. They were born in Wales and raised between London, and the mountains and cities of California.   

Ava is a three times for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography (2019, 2020, 2022), as well as an ASC Award for Achievement in Cinematography (2020) for HBO’s INSECURE. Additionally, Ava’s directing debut on the show was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography in 2020. Other awards include a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for FREE IN DEED (2017).

Berkofsky’s award-winning feature credits include A24’s SHARE, directed by Pippa Bianco, which won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award at Sundance (2019) and was nominated for the Caméra d'Or at Cannes. FREE IN DEED, directed by Jake Mahaffy won the Horizons Award at the Venice Film Festival, among many other accolades. Ava’s most recent feature film is THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE, directed by Josephine Decker and produced by A24 & Apple.  

In addition to creating and executing looks for A24, HBO,  Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, Ava has also lensed a number of film based art projects. Exhibitions include the MOMA, Brooklyn Museum and the Armenian National Gallery. 

Ava has a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and an MFA in cinematography from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and currently lives in Los Angeles with their partner and two daughters.

When not shooting, they can usually be found lying in the grass, cloud gazing with a magical five pound chihuahua named “Tiny”.   


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