The Hamilton involvement in the movie world extends far beyond product. Each year, Hamilton hosts the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in Hollywood to honor special artists for their individual impact on the film industry. The awards spotlight the vital and highly creative work carried out behind the scenes to make a movie successful, whether it is screenwriting or the demanding work of the prop-master or costume designer.

The choice of honorees is based on the knowledgeable advice of professionals for each chosen category, from among the movies released during the year and/or presented at prestigious festivals of Cannes, Toronto and Venice and the Festival of the American Film Institute. The categories are:

DIRECTOR
SCREENWRITER
PRODUCER
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
CINEMATOGRAPHER
FILM EDITOR
COSTUME DESIGNER
PROPMASTER
FOREIGN FILM
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING

The recognition of these off-screen superstars is underlined with the presentation of the awards by leading actors, actresses and other movie professionals. Harrison Ford, Anne Hathaway, Christopher Nolan, Sean Penn, Lucy Liu, Zoe Saldana, Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz, rewarded their fellow filmmakers in the past years.