IMAGO announces board and membership fee updates following annual general assembly

On 12 June, IMAGO held its first electronic annual general assembly (IAGA). The IAGA is the sovereign body of IMAGO and the fact that 31 countries took part in discussions lasting almost five hours was proof of IMAGO’s vibrancy and relevance in today’s world. Making use of new Belgian laws, IMAGO put in place the … 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

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

Alan M. Trow BSC

Task Master Clapperboard / Alan M. Trow BSC Task Master Clapperboard / Alan M. Trow BSC BY: David A. Ellis Cinematographer Alan Trow BSC has been responsible for the cinematic look of many features and TV productions, including, Project Shadowchaser (1992), Monolith (1993), Chasing The Deer (1994), Cyberjack (1995) and Up ‘N’ Under (1998). Along … Read more

Screen Craft Rights has collected £4m: Is some of that yours?

Over £4million pounds has been collected from European sources by Screen Craft Rights for the benefit of cinematographers and HODs working on British film and TV productions since it was established as a collecting society in 2011. The total distribution for the year to April 2018 was just under £620,000, more than double the £350,000 … 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

2016 BSC Operators Night

The 2016 BSC Operators Night took place on Friday 2nd December at The Langham Hotel, London. A warm welcome was extended to Laurie Rose and John Pardue who were recently invited to become full BSC members, and several awards were presented during the well-attended evening. The winner of the BSC Best Cinematography In A TV … Read more

News from the IMAGO General Assembly

IMAGO had a successful Annual General Assembly in Bitola, Macedonia, arranged during the great Manaki Brothers Cinematographers Festival in mid-September. Forty-seven IMAGO delegates participated, representing international cinematographic societies from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and Japan in the east, to Canada and Mexico in the west. The Macedonian Film Professionals Association was IMAGO’s … Read more

The passion of Jost Vacano

One man’s struggle for justice came to a conclusion in Munich recently when cinematographer Jost Vacano BVK ASC achieved a landmark decision, which also has important ramifications for cinematographers everywhere. He was awarded half a million Euros in compensation against the producers and distributor of the series Das Boot (1981), for which he was Oscar-nominated, … Read more

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