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

Inside The New Issue: 100

Take a look at what’s inside the landmark 100th edition of British Cinematographer magazine – available digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 21st July 2020 onwards. SPECIAL CONTENTS THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: PART 1 As part of our milestone edition, we reflect on how the world of cinematography and the live’s of … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Balancing Acts”

Balancing Acts President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Balancing Acts President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Lead image: Credit – Richard Blanshard The second BSC Awards Night was held on February 15th at the Grosvenor House Hotel. After last year’s inaugural event, it was great to see the same energy taken forward by all involved … 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

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

BSC holds 70th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Evening

On Friday 15th February 2019, the BSC held its special Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs James Friend BSC and Alfonso Cuarón, plus triumphs for operators James Layton and Des Whelan Assoc. BSC.   The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC. Mike welcomed Sir … 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

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

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

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

A busy autumn

IMAGO focus on diversity at Camerimage IMAGO cooperated closely with Camerimage to arrange several seminars and conferences during the 2016 grand celebration of cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland. IMAGO also cooperated with Illuminatrix, the UK-based collective of female cinematographers, to focus on the fact that although half the world’s population and half the number of film … Read more

Together we stand

Britain has decided to leave the EU. The decision has been received with bewilderment in many countries. But whatever happens from here on, the need to stand together in this world has never been more important. Although the EU might be in a slight spot of trouble, IMAGO thrives and grows. Every year, new cinematographic … Read more

The Future

IMAGO held its 23rd Annual General Assembly in Jerusalem, Israel, on October 17th/18th with 46 member delegates attending from as far as Australia, Japan and Canada. It was the first time in IMAGO´s history that the General Assembly was held outside Europe. The Israeli Society ACT, under their former President Idan Or and his excellent … Read more