AFC-related activities

The second AFC Post-Production Days

The second AFC Post-Production Days will take place at the Forum des Images in Paris on:

  • Tuesday, 21 January.
  • Wednesday, 22 January 2020.

AFC Micro Salon 2020, Important dates

One location, two days, three reasons to mark your agendas for AFC’s upcoming Micro Salon at the Parc Floral de Paris

  • on Thursday, 16 January -10am to 22pm
  • and Friday, 17 January - 1àam to 18pm

Two days of good cheer, discussions, and knowledge dedicated to the tools used to create cinematographic images.

Dante Spinotti, AIC, ASC, discusses his relationship with Production Designers

The great Italian cinematographer discusses examples of films from throughout his extremely prestigious and varied career from the perspective of his relationship with their production designers. Amongst the films discussed: Michael Apted’s Nell, Sam Raimi’s The Quick and the Dead, and Michael Mann’s Insider and Manhunter.

Technical stuff

Dedolight entrusts its exclusive distribution in France to Cartoni France

Dedo Weigert: "I am delighted to start this new collaboration with the Cartoni France team. We were looking for a distributor with professional technical expertise and contacts in both Cinema and Broadcast circles. Their customer approach corresponds to the values of Dedolight and I felt at home... During my visit to their office in Paris, I found Dedolight’s spirit!"

On Screen

Report on Camerimage 2019

I was a member of the jury for the Directors’ Debuts Competition, which features first and second films, at Camerimage this year, alongside Rob Epstein (Jury President), director, screenwriter, and producer, and Jan Roelfs, production designer, who received the Camerimage Award for Production Designer With Unique Visual Sensitivity this year.

Professional life

Jean Monsigny has left us

Cinematographer Jean Monsigny passed away on Wednesday 18 September 2019, at the age of eighty-three. A member of the AFC and an artist in the broadest sense of the term, he filmed about seventy fictions and documentaries for cinema and television during his forty-five-year-long career.

Death of Hungarian cinematographer and director Sándor Sára, HSC

Major Hungarian cinematographer of the 1960s and 70s, active in both documentary and fiction filmmaking, in 1967, he completed his masterpiece, Ten Thousand Days, by Ferenc Kósa. In 1977, he directed and filmed 80 Hussars, a lyrical and historical epic on the Revolution of 1848. He passed away on 18 September 2019, at the age of 85.

Bookshelf

Publication of "Angénieux and Cinéma : From Light to Image"

Already in bookstores in France, United Kingdom , Benelux, very soon in the United States and shortly worldwide: Angénieux and Cinema: from Light to Image, the book that relates the epic adventure of Angénieux, jewel of the French industry and must-have brand of cinema worldwide for more than 80 years.

"Angenieux and Cinema, from Light to Image"

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For quite some time, Angénieux has been thinking of doing a book to trace the incredible rise of the Angénieux brand, since the creation of the company in 1935. The dream has actually come true and the 270-page book with a French and an English edition will be previewed at NAB2019 before its international release in bookstores.

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Javier Julià, Natasza Chroscicki et Stefan Schenk
Photo Pierre Assénat

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Quotation of the month

Celui qui préfère voir un film de Mizoguchi plutôt que de se rendre à un rendez-vous amoureux n’a rien compris ni à l’amour ni à Mizoguchi.
Jean Douchet
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Cannes International Film Festival

    Pierre Lescure, élu président du Festival de Cannes

    Lors de sa séance du 14 janvier 2014, le Conseil d’administration du Festival de Cannes a procédé à l’élection de son futur président.

 Monsieur Gilles Jacob a confirmé qu’il quitterait la présidence à compter du 1er juillet 2014, à la suite du 67e Festival de Cannes.