IMAGO President Paul Rene Roestad FNF explained, “Despite the great number of academies, societies, festivals and other organisations recognising the art of cinematography, IMAGO as the Federation of Societies representing 49 countries feels that the IMAGO AWARDS are needed to bring to light many other artistic works that are produced around the world and which without them, have no chance of being recognised. IMAGO realising this lack of opportunity for many cinematographers and their societies has decided to give others the opportunity to show their artistry and skill in their chosen field of cinematography.”
The IMAGO Awards will recognise work in Feature Film Cinematography, TV Drama Cinematography and Documentary Cinematography. There will also be an IMAGO Lifetime Achievement Award, IMAGO Contribution Award and an IMAGO Technical Achievement Award.
Roestad added, “The primary intention of IMAGO is to enhance the art of cinematography and to give added prestige to the cinematographer. With more than 4000 professional cinematographers as members from all corners of the world these awards help us do just that. IMAGO also celebrates it´s 25th Anniversary in 2017.”
One of IMAGO´s many important aims is to focus on the art of cinematography and to inform about the facts surrounding cinematography.
Paul Rene Roestad FNF concluded, “Through the awards IMAGO will continue to promote the importance of cinematography in all audio-visual productions, film and TV towards the general public, cultural-political environments and towards our many colleagues in other areas of the film and television business. The International Awards for Cinematography are also uniquely the first awards anywhere in the world that will be given entirely to cinematographers by cinematographers.”
For more information on the first IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography go to: www.imagoawards.org