For the first time a woman cinematographer gets the main prize in the European Awards. The Danish cinematographer Camilla Hjelm Knudsen was praised with the Carlo di Palma award for her work in the film «Land of Mine». The European Academy every year attributes the Carlo di Palma awards named after the Italian cinematographer whose most famous works were with Michelangelo Antonioni and Woody Allen. The story is based in a immediate post war II world war when Germany surrender to Denmark and A young group of German POWs are made the enemy of a nation, where they are now forced to dig up 2 million land-mines with their bare hands.
The fact that was a woman receiving the award is good news. This means a very positive attitude which seems to be finally changing. Following the IMAGO conference at camerimage about Gender and Diversity what could be better than receiving such good news about a woman receiving such a prestigious award. Camilla was a student of the Danish Film School in Copenhagen.
IMAGO would like to congratulate Camilla for taking the award.