European Film Academy honours Steve McQueen’s Small Axe

On the occasion of the 34th European Film Awards on 11 December, the European Film Academy is honouring British director Steve McQueen with the Award for Innovative Storytelling for his outstanding film collection Small Axe. With this award, the European Film Academy wishes to pay tribute to a ground-breaking pièce d’oeuvre that forces audiences to … Read more

BFI celebrates Steve McQueen’s Small Axe with special weekend

Following the immense success of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series (lensed by DP Shabier Kirchner), the BFI are presenting a special big screen weekend dedicated to McQueen’s love letter to Black resilience, joy, beauty, love, friendship, family, music and food. Taking place at BFI Southbank from 22 – 24 October, the weekend will present all five … Read more

Cinelab London announces rebrand

Cinelab London will Rebrand to Cinelab Film & Digital, to reflect growth and expanded services. The rebrand to Cinelab Film & Digital reflects the film-based company’s growth and expansion into providing digital imaging and digital dailies services following its joining with On Set Tech in March 2021. Cinelab London was founded in 2013 by Adrian … Read more

BAFTA announces winners of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, celebrating and rewarding the very best programmes and performances of 2020. The Awards were hosted by Richard Ayoade and featured performances by Years & Years and Alexis Ffrench and presenters including Adrian Dunbar, Bill … Read more

Learn from BAFTA-winning cinematographer Shabier Kirchner with ScreenSkills

As sponsors of the Photography & Lighting: Fiction category at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, the ScreenSkills High-end Television Skills Fund presents a discussion featuring some of this year’s nominated cinematographers. In this one-hour session we’ll hear from talented professionals, including Small Axe‘s Shabier Kirchner, on the craft of cinematography, personal paths into the industry and, of course, their … Read more

Small Axe wins five BAFTA TV Craft Awards including photography

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners the British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes television talent of 2020. The ceremony, broadcast on BAFTA’s YouTube and Facebook channels, was hosted by Gbemisola Ikumelo, co-written by Ikumelo and Akemnji Ndifornyen, and featured guest presenters including Annie Wallace, … Read more

Shabier Kirchner / Small Axe: Mangrove

THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL Mangrove – the first film in the monumental five-part Small Axe series unites cinematographer Shabier Kirchner with director Steve McQueen to tell personal stories of resilience and triumph that are both steeped in history and vibrant with culture. “If watching Small Axe can inspire one youth in the Caribbean to become … Read more

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