Awards & Winners

Eugen Schüfftan

Date of Birth 21-July-1893
Place of Birth Wrocław
(Poland, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Silesia)
Nationality Poland, German Empire
Also know as Eugen Schufftan, Eugen Shuftan, Eugène Schufftan, Eugene Shuftan, Eugene Shufftan, E. Schufftan, Schufftan, Schüfftan, E. Schufftan, Eugen Schufftan, Eugène Schufftan, Schufftan, Schüfftan, Eugene Shufftan, Eugene Shuftan, Eugen Shuftan, Schuefftan, Shuftan
Profession Cinematographer, Film director, Visual Effects Artist, Production Designer
Eugen Schüfftan was a German Jew cinematographer. He invented the Schüfftan process, a special effects technique that employed mirrors to insert actors into miniature sets. One of the first uses of the process was for Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang. The technique was widely used throughout the first half of the 20th century until it was supplanted by the travelling matte and bluescreen techniques. Schüfftan won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White for his work on the film The Hustler.

Awards by Eugen Schüfftan

Check all the awards nominated and won by Eugen Schüfftan.


German Film Award - Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to German Cinema
(For their continued outstanding individual contributions to the german film over the years.)


Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Honored for : The Hustler

Nominations 1961 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White The Hustler