IMAGO: Collaborative spirit

Our industry and particularly our field of cinematography is in a constant state of change. It begs the question, are we as cinematographers fully versed with what our role really is, given the range of new technologies? Has it become clouded and do people know and understand who or what the cinematographer is and what … Read more

IMAGO: the journey continues in 2021

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES IN 2021 IMAGO was established in 1992 as a European Cinematographers’ Federation and a platform for international cinematographers to come together to discuss and solve common technical and artistic challenges; to exchange experience and knowledge across borders. Today, we are a family of 53 International Cinematographers´ Societies from all corners of the … Read more

Nominees Announced for 2020 IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the third IMAGO Awards ceremony, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 14th March 2020, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC aiming for yet another trophy for his work on 1917. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades this year, Deakins will be one of three nominees … 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

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

Three things need fixing… now!

1. Cinematographers Need Control Of Their Images In many countries, cinematographers are still not recognised as authors and are therefore not protected by the copyright laws. If a stills photographer and a cinematographer make an exact identical image, the stills photographer is recognised as the author and has the copyright of their image and can … Read more

Author’s Rights

Thanks to Google and Apple, we are all Authors and Creative Artists! By Dr. Cristina Busch, legal advisor of IMAGO and the IMAGO Author Rights Committee Nice new world. But the reality is different. We shall just concentrate on the legal situation of cinematographers regarding author’s rights and explain who are considered to be authors … 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

Stronger Together

Working Conditions in film production In collaboration with FERA (the European Federation of Film Directors) IMAGO initiated a broad, two-day conference on Working Conditions in Vienna in the last week of January. The conference was organised in partnership with EU-XXL, and the conclusions of the conference and the views of the participating cinematographers, film directors … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions

As we head into 2019, a lot happened for IMAGO in the year that has just passed. The federation has started building-up to be able to focus more intensely on cinematographer’s authorship rights and on-set safety/working conditions. We are continuing to build our good collaboration in several important areas with ASC, the American Society Of … Read more

Activities and priorities

Working conditions Together with FERA, the European Federation of Film Directors, IMAGO will strengthen its focus on working conditions for cinematographers, directors and our other colleagues in the film business. In September, FERA and IMAGO had meetings and discussions with EU ministers in Brussels to prepare for a larger conference on working conditions in 2019. … Read more

Hive Of Activity

IMAGO and FERA joins forces IMAGO and FERA, the European Federation Of Film Directors, will join forces to focus on film workers’ working conditions. The cultural and creative industries are a driving force behind the value creation in Europe and elsewhere, occupying two and a half times more people than, for instance, the car industry … Read more

Forming Bonds

International Cinematographer´s Summit 2018 Forty cinematographic societies, and more than 100 international cinematographers, were present during the 2018 International Cinematographer´s Summit (ICS) in Los Angeles in June. Arranged biannually, by the American Society Of Cinematographers, the ICS is a unique opportunity for international cinematographers to meet and discuss common challenges. Of the 40 societies attending … Read more

Worldwide Collaboration

IMAGO now counts 53 national cinematographic societies, and more than 4,500 professional cinematographers, from the four corners of the world among its members. Professional cinematographers often have, more or less, the same challenges over the world. Working together will greatly enhance the opportunity to solve our most important challenges, faster. That has always been one … Read more

Visiting BSC Expo & Talking Safety

IMAGO at the 2018 BSC Expo IMAGO was strongly represented at the 2018 BSC Expo in Battersea, London in early February. The job done by the BSC is impressive. The Expo was highly successful, and it is so valuable for cinematographers to be able to meet to discuss, to attend masterclasses and to see new … Read more

Oh What A Lovely Year!

In our 25th anniversary year, both the number of IMAGO’s activities and our number of members grew. IMAGO now includes 53 national societies and close to 4,500 professional cinematographers as members. During the last IMAGO General Assembly, the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers, Malaysian Society of Cinematographers, Singapore Society of Cinematographers and Peruvian Society of … Read more

Recognition

“Why the hell not the cinematographer?” As former BSC president Barry Ackroyd BSC wrote it in a recent article in this magazine, the sentence, “Why the hell not the cinematographer?” is a question more and more cinematographers ask themselves. In many of the world´s countries, cinematographers are recognised as authors or co-authors of the image … Read more

Into the Autumn

IMAGO Awards 2017 Almost 100 feature films, TV dramas and documentaries from all corners of the world have so far been nominated by IMAGO´s member societies for consideration by the IMAGO Award juries. The IMAGO juries will start their work in September, and will have their final nominations for the IMAGO International Award For Cinematography … Read more

The Bigger Picture

The IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography 2017 IMAGO’s member societies are working to nominate and submit films to the IMAGO Awards that will take place in Helsinki on October 28th 2017 – a grand, black tie event with more than 250 cinematographers, related film colleagues, partners and media present. The IMAGO Awards in 2017 is … Read more

Make a date in your diary

Silver service There are many anniversaries during 2017. Camerimage and IMAGO are both 25 years old, and ARRI will soon turn 100. There are a lot of IMAGO events coming up. So check out the dates, and put them in your diary. IMAGO Educational Conference The celebratory year started with the IMAGO Educational Conference in … Read more

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