Projection Lens Shoot-Out at SFI

”The Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm. Notice Celsing’s clever placement of windows, resembling strips of 35mm film!”

I had an interesting experience recently, Jerry Axelsson from the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) asked if I was willing to be the guinea pig for a comparison test involving a set of cinema projection lenses over at the Film Institute. Of course I was. Well, Bob's your uncle, so I scooted over to the magnificent headquarters of the SFI, designed by famed architect Peter Celsing and situated in Östermalm, Stockholm. An interesting quirk with Jerry, by the way, is that he's so punctual - probably because of all those years as a projectionist - that I always get a sneaking suspicion I've arrived late when we meet, because he's always there, waiting, when I show up, and my immediate reaction is ”oh dang, am I late?” Anyway, we shake hands and Jerry generously offers me a sandwich and a cup of coffee from the cafeteria, and during our stroll up to the projection room he explains the game plan for this little exercise.


The Association of Slovak Cinematographers is honoured to the FIRST ASK INDUSTRY DAY 2019 FILM EXPO which will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia on 23rd of May 2019 in Studio 727. The ASK Industry Day 2019 Film Expo is a unique full day event with the aim to focus on connecting film professionals and rental studios with production companies and producers. The full day program will consist of: - introduction of new digital cameras - development of new video assists - innovations and trends in grip and lighting technology - introduction of the X-drone prototype, the first Slovak-made drone for filmmaking - visual effects possibilities.

Attending the 3rd 'Cinematography in progress' conference

by Leslie Charreau
Photo credits: Annika Wallis

I must admit when I was asked if I could write an article about the Third International Conference on teaching and researching Cinematography, I wasn't thrilled. I thought it was going to be a bit boring hearing teachers talk about how they can improve their educational tools to form better cinematographers or how they can acquire the methods for researching cinematography. I couldn't be more wrong. Not only did these two subjects turned out to be fascinating but moreover they were presented by passionate people. Furthermore, this conference opened my mind to a number of ideas for consideration. On top of that it was really nice to be among peers from all over the world and to hear and participate in their discussions regarding the same concerns, but in very diverse angles depending on the country and the type of school they come from. What more can I say? At the end of the three days, I was hooked...

Slovenia the IRIS awards 2018

Slovenian Society of Cinematographers (ZFS) is committed to the progress and development of professional cinematography, it advocates respect of moral and ethical principles of the profession and stands for continuous development and quality of Slovenian cinema.
For the fourth time Slovenian Society of Cinematographers (ZFS) has awarded award - IRIS in the filed of cinematography for the works finished by the end of 2018. Awards were presented in five categories: Feature film, short film, documentary film, student film and TV series. In all five categories 40 films were submitted. Candidates who submitted their works for IRIS award had to be Slovenian citizens or of Slovenian nationality, and not necessarily members of ZFS.

Greek Society with new board

Elected Recently a new board of governors of the Greek Society GSC. Now the new team is:


Photo: Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis ©Alison Cohen Rosa

Congratulations to Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC for this deserved tribute given by our sponsor Angénieux. The well-known French lens manufacturer Angénieux has been in the last few years (since 2013) recognizing several colleagues by paying tribute with the «Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography» during the Cannes Film Festival.

Bruno has been nominated 5 times for Best Cinematography in recent years. «Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain» in 2002; «Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles» in 2005; «Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince» in 2010; «Inside Llewyn Davis» in 2014 and recently with the «Darkest Hour» in 2018.

Bruno Delbonnel has always been close to IMAGO. He was this year one of the jury members for the IMAGO International Awards for feature film category. He was guest speaker in the first IINSPIRATION masterclass in Copenhagen - Denmark in 2008.

IMAGO congratulates Bruno for this well-deserved recognition and also salutes the company Angénieux for this generous move.

The ceremony will take place in the Buñuel Theatre, Palais des Festivals Cannes on Friday, May 24th 2019 at 20:00