Rui Poças aip gets ADF grand prize

The Portuguese were out from the recent ADF Film Festival particularly happy. Rui Poças aip got the Grand Prize of the festival with his work on «Zama» directed by the Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel. Rui has got also the AIP awards for best cinematography award and «Zama» will be Portuguese representative for the next IMAGO awards taking place in Brussels next march the 14th.

The BSC 70th anniversary

'This year marks the BSC 70th anniversary of the British Society of Cinematographers.

In celebration of this incredible landmark, British Cinematographer magazine has produced a special 48-page tribute publication which recognises the BSC's incredible work & achievements over the last seven decades.

British Cinematographer magazine is a valued partner of IMAGO and, in recognition of that, they'd like to offer you a free copy of this exclusive publication.

Diversity Voices

Panel discussion not to be missed at Camerimage. Friday 15th 12:00 Cinema City -Screening Room 4. It has been traditional ifor IMAGO n the last three years to promote panel discussions about diversity &  inclusion. The IMAGO committee with the same title has along with long time partner Vantage - Hawk promoted such important debates. IMAGO is a plural and international organization which has full respect for diversity in human kind and for artistic values opening borders and not constructing walls.

ASC and IMAGO joins forces

At the opening session of the Camerimage Film Festival ASC president Kees van Oostrum ASC announced that the American society will join the IMAGO International Federation of Cinematographers as an associate member.

International collaboration and exchange of information, knowledge and experience between international cinematographers is essential for the development of the art of cinematography.
Both for IMAGO, the International Federation of Cinematographers, and ASC, the American Society of Cinematographers, to work together to increase international collaboration is of paramount importance.

Robby Müller Award

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands Society of Cinematographers (NSC) and Andrea Müller-Schirmer, the late cinematographer Robby Müller’s wife, have launched the Robby Müller Award. The award honours an ‘image maker’ (cinematographer, filmmaker or visual artist) who, in the spirit of Robby Müller, has created an authentic, credible and emotionally striking visual language throughout her/his oeuvre. The first award goes to Diego García and will be presented at IFFR 2020.


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Diego García - The first-ever recipient of the award, Mexican cinematographer
Diego García, has had a remarkable and distinctive career so far, working
with filmmakers like Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Cemetery of Splendour),
Gabriel Mascaro (Neon Bull) and Carlos Reygadas (Nuestro tiempo).
Accompanying the ceremony at IFFR on Monday 27 January, García will give
a masterclass.

Festival director Bero Beyer: “In a world dominated by homogeneous big-budget entertainment, IFFR stands behind the truly original voices in cinema. The new Robby Müller Award testifies to our ambition of promoting filmmakers who challenge conventions and bring something new to the table.”

The Robby Müller Award is an initiative of NSC. Richard van Oosterhout, chairman of the NSC board: “Müller pioneered new ways of storytelling and visualisation. His style was modest, spot on, simple and lucid. The new award aims to foster and encourage this type of attitude among today’s filmmakers.”

A jury of six film experts annually chooses a winner who receives the Robby Müller Award: a print of one of Müller’s exquisite polaroid photos. These polaroids will be showcased during the festival. IFFR will also screen Alex Cox’s Repo Man as a prime example of Robby Müller’s legacy.

On behalf of the jury, Andrea Müller-Schirmer had the following to say about García: “The beautiful long takes of Diego García’s camera make for moving encounters with the characters and settings. Like Robby’s, García’s visual language is credible, convincing and not constructed. It is supportive to the story but also carries its own signature. Both tell stories using the poetry of light.”

Click HERE to read more about the Robby Müller Award, its inaugural winner Diego García and the jury members of the award.

  Polaroids by Robby Müller © Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

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II balKam film review

From 23th to 27th January 2020 Slovene Association of Cinematographers (ZFS) will organise the second balKam film review.
BalKam aims to become established annual film review festival in the region.

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