Elen Lotman ESC interview for «Fade to Her»

Elen Lotman graduated summa cum laude from the Baltic Film and Media School with a BA in Cinematography and has shot numerous documentaries, short and feature films. For various film projects, she has travelled to Japan, Tibet, China, Thailand, India, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Finland and the Russian Arctic. Since 2005, Elen has been teaching Cinematography at the Baltic Film and Media School, becoming in 2013 the Head of the Film Department and in 2015, the Head of Arts Study Area. Her PhD research focuses on aspects of human perception and cinematography. She is the President of the Estonian Society of Cinematographers (ESC) and a Member of the Board of IMAGO, the International Federation of Cinematographers.

34th ASC Awards



The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for feature films and Spotlight categories. Winners will be named at the organization’s annual awards on January 25 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

balKam Cinematographers of the World, Unite!

Between 23 and 27 January 2020, the Slovenian Cinematheque will host the second edition of balKam, an overview of the most interesting and most successful films in view of filming and cinematography in the territory of former Yugoslavia. As was the case at the first edition, the films were selected by the following national associations of cinematographers:
ASBH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
SAS (Serbia)
MSC (Macedonia)
HFS (Croatia)
ZFS (Slovenia).

Tibor Vagyóczky HSC receives IMAGO tribute

Former IMAGO president Tibor Vagyóczky HSC will receive the “The IMAGO International Tribute Award”. HSC is holding a conference on cinematography and also the III edition of the László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond Hungarian Cinematographer Awards 6th and 7th of February. IMAGO takes the opportunity to tribute Tibor in recognition to his dedication to IMAGO prior and during his presidency. Tibor was IMAGO president from 2001 to 2003.
The award will be presented to Tibor in the gala ceremony in Great Hall of Pest Vigadó on 7th February in Budapest.

Call for Papers the Cinematography Journal

Call for Papers for Issue Zero 2020 of the Cinematography Journal
We invite papers about Cinematography researched from any angle, viewpoint, methodology or timeframe. The Issue Zero 2020 of the Cinematography Journal is thus the first step in mapping the existing research from the community of cinematographers, scholars and students.

Prestigeous ASC Tribute to Luciano Tovoli AIC ASC

A report by Paul René Roestad FNF, IMAGO President.
Photos by Paul René Roestad FNF and Valentina Valente.

During a celebration in Rome on Thursday 9th of January, Luciano Tovoli AIC ASC, was awarded the American Society of Cinematographers Certificate of Recognition, by the ASC President Kees van Oostrum ASC.
ASC President van Oostrum said in his speech that the reason for this prestigious recognition was Luciano Tovoli´s outstanding cinematography and visual artistry over decades, and for setting new and unprecedented standards of cinematographic creativity.

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