Venice Film Festival announces international juries

The International Juries have been selected for the Venezia 78 Competition, for Orizzonti and for the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1-11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. The personalities convened as members of the Jury for the Venezia 78 Competition are: Bong Joon Ho – president (South Korea), Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter, is one of the most … Read more

John Keedwell GBCT “Art reflects life”

ART REFLECTS LIFE John Keedwell GBCT examines how this year’s BAFTA results mirror the wider world. “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom,” in the words of Baldrick from the Blackadder 4. The sounds of the 41-gun salute were still ringing in our ears in respect for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Friday. Then … Read more

Erik Messerschmidt ASC wins cinematography Oscar for Mank

The film industry’s finest were honoured at the 93rd Academy Awards, a smaller than usual – but no less entertaining and celebratory – COVID-safe event at Los Angeles’ Union Station. Erik Messerschmidt ASC won the cinematography award for his magnificent lensing of Mank, his first Oscar win. Nominees in the category were Sean Bobbitt BSC … Read more

Joshua James Richards wins best cinematography at the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards

Top honours were handed out at the 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony to Nomadland, Sound of Metal, Promising Young Woman, Unorthodox and I May Destroy You. Crip Camp, Minari, Palm Springs, Quo Vadis, Aida?, Residue and Immigration Nation also received awards at the ceremony. British cinematographer Joshua James Richards, won the cinematography award for his lensing of Nomadland. The virtual ceremony was hosted … Read more

Watch Joshua James Richards discuss his cinematography for Nomadland

Searchlight Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most talked about films of the year, Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao and lensed by British cinematographer Joshua James Richards. Nomadland focuses on a woman (Frances McDormand) who fter losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living … Read more

Chloé Zhao wins honour for Outstanding Directorial Achievement at the DGA Awards for Nomadland

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2020 were announced during the 73rd Annual DGA Awards virtual ceremony. Chloé Zhao won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Nomadland. In her acceptance speech, Zhao said: “Emerald [Fennell], you are so brilliant, so daring, and … Read more

BAFTA Film winners: Joshua James Richards wins Cinematography award for Nomadland

The best in film was celebrated at the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, with British cinematographer Joshua James Richards winning the Cinematography award for Nomadland. Nomadland won three further BAFTAs: Best Film, Director for Chloé Zhao and Leading Actress for Frances McDormand. Accepting his award for Cinematography, Richards said: “Thank you, BAFTA. I’m so … Read more

Joshua James Richards / Nomadland

ON THE ROAD Joshua James Richards shoots the third feature film from director Chloé Zhao – the intimate story of self-discovery, Nomadland. The United States’ growing population of middle-aged drifters, many being forced out of their homes by the 2008 recession and on to the road, is the subject of director Chloé Zhao’s third feature. … Read more

March 2018:
The Awards Season Wrap

The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams “I’m just the second craft President,” the current President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, told us a couple days ahead of the Oscars. “And the first cinematographer.” … Read more