EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020 Review

THE SHOW MUST GO ON While the filmmaking industry strived to overcome 2020’s obstacles to continue to create magic on screen, the event sector was also impacted by pandemic restrictions. Like many festival organisers, the dedicated team behind the 28th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE – the cherished event celebrating cinematography which attracts filmmakers and film enthusiasts … Read more

Camerimage Silver Frog winner DP Rauno Ronkainen’s technical breakdown of Helene

New on the #shotoncooke curated motion gallery is Camerimage main competition Silver Frog winner, director of photography Rauno Ronkainen, with a selected sequence, technical breakdown and testimonial from Ronkainen on the feature film Helene. Helene is is a story about the life of famous Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck (who lived between 1862 – 1946). The … Read more

EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020 winners revealed

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s EnergaCAMERIMAGE competitions. British cinematographer Joshua James Richards won the Golden Frog in the main competition and the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize for his incredible work on director Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland. Read on to find out which other filmmakers were crowned victorious.   MAIN COMPETITION Golden Frog: Nomadland cin. Joshua James … Read more

Join EnergaCAMERIMAGE online for seminars and panels with the masters of modern cinema

This year’s edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE Film Festival may by fully online, but it’s still packed with fascinating seminars and discussion panels. Here is a preview of just some of the live events the holders of entry cards can participate in during the festival week (with no limitation on the number of virtual seats). • On … Read more

Book your ticket for Cooke Optics’ ‘DOP Roulette’ event at Camerimage

Cooke Optics brings an element of showbiz to virtual Camerimage 2020 by finishing the festival week with a studio-based experiential event called DOP Roulette. Book a ticket for the event at 6-8pm GMT/7-9pm CST on Friday 20th November and you will meet croupier host, comic actor and impressionist Anil Desai in the Cooke Virtual Casino. … Read more

Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones

Unsung Hero Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones Unsung Hero Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones All photos: Robert Palka Working with writer/director Agnieszka Holland on the harrowing Mr. Jones has not only given Tomasz Naumiuk PSC a boost of confidence but has also earned him international recognition. Holland is known for making films brimming … Read more

Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird

Apocalypse Then Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird Apocalypse Then Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird Vladimír Smutný’s exquisite B&W photography on director Václav Marhoul’s traumatically beautiful The Painted Bird is a towering achievement and represents the veteran Czech cinematographer’s most personal work to date. The Painted Bird, based on a controversial novel from notorious … Read more

Steven Poster ASC “Caveat Emptor”

Caveat Emptor Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Caveat Emptor Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC I’m writing to you on the plane home from the 2019 celebration of the art of cinematography called EnergaCamerimage in Toruń, Poland. This grand event happens every year in November and allows us a wonderful week to … Read more

Joining Forces

IMAGO and ASC Join Forces Kees van Oostrum ASC, the president of the American Society Of Cinematographers, announced during the Camerimage 2019 opening ceremony in Torun, Poland, Saturday November 9th, that the Board of the American Society of Cinematographers ASC, has decided to join IMAGO as an associate member, an important step in increasing international … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 97

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 29th January 2020 onwards. On the Cover Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC on 1917 In our latest cover feature, Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC speaks to us about the multi-awarded nominated production, 1917. Deakins tells … Read more

Nominations announced for 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 2nd February. Deakins is a contender for the award for his work on 1917 and the nomination adds to his selection for contention in the 34th ASC … Read more

Festivals, Conferences and the Way Forward

Manaki Brothers Film Festival The Manaki Brothers International Cinematographer’s Film Festival was arranged from 14th to 21st of September in Bitola, Macedonia. It was the festival’s 40th anniversary and, established in 1979, it is the world´s oldest and first cinematographer’s film festival. And what a celebration it was. The festival´s anniversary Award For Lifetime Achievement … Read more

EnergaCamerimage 2019: Joker wins Golden Frog, Richardson, Tarantino and BSC honoured

The 2019 EnergaCamerimage festival in Toruń, dedicated to the art of cinematography, concluded at a gala closing-night ceremony on Saturday night (16th November), with Joker taking away the prestigious ‘Golden Frog’. Cinematographer Lawrence Sher was awarded the top prize, the Golden Frog, in addition to the Audience Prize, while The Bronze Frog was awarded to … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 96

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 11th November 2019 onwards. On the Cover Rodrigo Prieto AMC ASC on The Irishman In our latest cover feature, Rodrigo Prieto AMC ASC speaks to us about work on director Martin Scorsese’s new epic, The … Read more

Sony returns to Camerimage 2019 with Venice masterclass from Balazs Bolygo BSC

Sony will return to the international film festival Camerimage in Toruń, Poland, to showcase its flagship next generation motion picture camera system VENICE, as well as the newly-launched FX9 Full-Frame 6K sensor camera. Sony will also present a number of workshops, seminars and panel discussions with leading filmmakers and DoPs. A number of films being … Read more

Experience Panavision’s End-to-End Ecosystem at 2019 Camerimage

Panavision and its family of companies return to the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival from November 9-16 in Torun, Poland, with an immersive, end-to-end experience for attendees. Torun’s newly renovated Karczma Damroki facility, across the street from the Jordanki Festival Center, will be transformed into an interactive festival space called PanaVillage and will showcase the integrated … Read more

Revealed: The official poster of EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2019

The 27th iteration of the international film festival, EnergaCAMERIMAGE, takes place in 2019 between 9th and 16th November. As you may know, after many years, the festival is coming back to Toruń, Poland. You may also be familiar with the medieval legend about a raftsman who dealt with a scourge of frogs in Toruń, leading … Read more

IMAGO goes international

Imago goes International During the IMAGO Annual General Assembly in Belgrade on March 14th and 15th, the assembly voted anonymously in favour of the IMAGO Board´s proposal for IMAGO to change its name from the European Federation of Cinematographers, to International Federation of Cinematographers. Cinematography is a truly international art. British cinematographers are working in … Read more

Camerimage heading back to its roots

EnergaCamerimage are very excited to announce that the 27th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE will be held between 9-16 November 2019 in the city of Toruń, Poland. For some, this means an entirely new location; for Camerimage – it’s a return to their roots – both for the … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 91

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 25th January 2019. On the Cover Dion Beebe ACS ASC on Mary Poppins Returns After previously teaming up on ‘Best Cinematography Oscar’ nominee Chicago and winner Memoirs Of A Geisha, Dion Beebe ACS ASC joins … Read more