Only a few days for the Masterclass

There are only a few more days for the IMAGO Master Class in Amsterdam. 
There is no masterclass about cinematography in the world as this. The guest cinematographer will pass a few clips of his work, comments, demonstrates how has created the scenes, answers the questions from a moderator and answers questions from the audience. He/she will share with the atendees for about 4 hours his/her experience and the inspiration of creating the most magnificent shots and images seen in cinema. Sharing the experience with us which they have acquired by working with several and different directors makes this masterclass to be very special. 

There are only a few seats left. Follow this link to get enrolled

Are you a cinematographer or inspire to be one? So you just can’t miss this Masterclass


Location: EYE Film Institute, IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT, Amsterdam
Begin: Thursday May 18th from 17:00 - End: Saturday at 23:00

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SESSION 1 - Thursday 18th - 19h30 – 23h30 - Jeanne Lapoirie AFC



Jeanne Lapoirie born in Staint Denis, France was working as an assistant camera with Agnès Varda, Luc Besson and André Téchinés before she started to work as cinematographer on «Les roseaux sauvages». 

With «Gouttes d’eau sur pierres brûlantes» (2000), based on a theater play of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s started Jeanne’s cooperation with François Ozon. For their «8 femmes» (2002) she was nominated for the César for best Camera. 

With Valeria Bruni Tedeschi she worked on «Il est plus facile pour un chameau …» (2003) and «Actrices» (2007)
With «Michael Kohlhaas» she was again nominated for the Cèsar (2013). With «120 battement par minute» directed by Robin Campillo she is in the competition of this years Film Festival in Cannes.


«Gouttes d’eau sur pierres brûlantes»
«8 femmes»

SESSION 2 - Friday 19th - 9h30 – 13h00 - Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC

Phedon Papamichael was born in Athens, Greece he studied Fine Arts, in Munich. After working as a photojournalist in NYC in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography in LA.

The Million Dollar Hotel”, directed by Wim Wenders, won the Grand Jury Prize, the Silver Bear in Berlin. “27 Missing Kisses”, premiered in Cannes 2000 garnered Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography. Both films received a Camerimage nomination for Best Cinematography.

In 2001 Phedon shot “Moonlight Mile” followed by “Identity”, and the Oscar-nominated “Sideways”. His credits continued with “The Weatherman”, and “Walk the Line” and the Academy Award nominated western “3:10 to Yuma”.
He shot Alexander Payne's “The Descendants” and “The Ides of March”, directed by George Clooney. For “Nebraska” Phedon received an Oscar nomination, a BAFTA nomination and an ASC nomination.
Phedon has shot and/or directed over 100 commercials commercials and also music videos with Anton Corbijn.



3:10 to Yuma

SESSION 3 - Friday 19th - 14h00 – 17h30 - Martin Gschlacht AAC



Martin Gschlacht was born in Vienna. He studied at the “Filmakademie Wien”- University for Music and performing Art, Austria. Together with 3 other former students he founded the production company coop99.
He shot the 2008 Oscar-nominated film «Revanche». As cinematographer he was in the competition selection of Venice Film Festival with “Good Night Mummy” (2014), «Lourdes»(2009) and «Women without men » (2009), which won the Silver Lion and the Main Competition Camera 300 at Brothers Manaki Film festival. There he won already 2004 the bronze Camera 300 for «Hotel» and was nominated in Main Competition for «Lovely Rita».
With “Good Night Mummy” he won at Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema for best Cinematography and 2015 the European Film Award.



Good Night Mummy” 


«Women without men » 

SESSION 4 -Saturday 20th - 9h30 – 13h00 - Anthony Dod Mantle DFF, BSC, ASC


Anthony Dod Mantle was born in Scotland. Before he went to Denmark to study at the Danish Filmschool in Kopenhagen.
With Thomas Vinterberg he shot the first Dogma films “Festen” followed with many cooperations on Lars van Trier films.

2003 he received for Lars von Trier’s «Dogville» the European Film Award. “The last King of Scotland” was awarded with the British Independent Film Award 2006.

With “Slumdog Millionaire”, directed by Danny Boyle, Anthony won the BAFTA and the Oscar for best Cinematography 2009.
For “Slumdog Millionaire” and Lars von Triers “Antichrist” he was awarded with the European Film Award. 2011 he got the 11. Marburger Kamerapreis for the lifetime achievement. At Camerimage he was nominated for the Golden Frog with Festen” , “Mifunes sidste sang”, “127 Hours” and won the Golden Frag with “Slumdog Millionaire” and the bronzen Frog with “Snowden”.


“Slumdog Millionaire” 





Friday 19th - 19h00 – 22h30  Special Screening - Luciano Tovoli AIC, ASC


Luciano was born in Italy. After studying linguistic and literature at University of Pisa he studied camera at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
His first works as cinematographer he did with Vittorio De Seta on "Bandits in Orgosolo" and continued with the 3 hours TV fictional social documentary "Journal of a master" with 14/15 and 16 millions of spectators glued to the tv screens for the weekly 3 releases.

After many documentaries he shot with Franco Brusati «Pane e cioccolata» (Bread and Chocoalte) and with Michelangelo Antonioni the "Chung Kuo- China" a master big historic documentary shot in China 1972 during the so called Cultural revolution. «Professione: Reporter“ (The Passenger) was shot 2 years later .
Luciano Tovoli worked with Dario Argento for the iconic "Suspiria" (being worldwide recognized as a masterpiece of color expressionism) and "Tenebre" ("Tenebrae").

He worked a lot in France before he went with Barbet Schroeder to Hollywood where they shot 5 film together: «Reversal of Fortune» (when receiving the Oscar for best actor Jeremy Irons remercied the "lighting cameramen Luciano Tovoli for his great help and general collaboration in this film"), "Single White Female", "Kiss of death", "Before and after", "Desperate Measures" and "Murder by numbers".
Luciano Tovoli shot "Titus" starring Jessica Lange and Anthony Hopkins directed by Julie Taymor and "Dinner Game" ("Le diner des cons") by Francis Veber an immense success with 12 millions spectators in theatrical releases only in France.
A huge project was "OCEANS" the worldwide success colossal master documentary on our oceans directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud where Luciano collaborated for 2 years.
And not to forget: he shot 6 films with Ettore Scola including his last about his old friendship with Federico Fellini "How strange to be called Federico"
In 1981 he created, with Gabriele Lucci and Nestor Almendros, the 'International Festival of Cinematographers' in L'Aquila, Italy. In 1992 he conceived and implemented IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers. He also organized the 'Cinematographer's Day' at the Palm Springs IFF. Luciano is honorary member of the FSF and first honorary member of IMAGO.
Luciano was awarded with 'Da Vinci' Award, 2001 for 'Titus'; and he got Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award 'Golden Camera 300' in 2012.


Saturday 20th - 15h00 – 18h30  Lecture and Panel Discussion  Elen Lotman ESC



Elen was born in Estonia and studied cinematography in Tallinn. She gave lectures in Baltic Film and Media School (mainly cinematography subjects), Tallinn University since 2003 which head of he faculty she is today. Elen is also president of Estonian Society of Cinematographers.
Since 2004 she worked as cinematographer on various projects: documentaries, fiction, commercials, TV and is known for her work on „Rambikramp“ (2008), „Deemonid“ (2012) and „Three Bananas“ (2009).
Her lecture „The Cinematographer as an professional see-er“ is based on her thesis she is currently working on.