AFC-related activities

Paris Images Trade Show (PITS) n° 7

The 7th Annual Paris Images Trade Show (PITS) is comprised of six main events with complementary themes intended to promote the entire French audiovisual and cinematographic industry. PITS will be an opportunity to develop a reflection around France’s place in international cinema from the economic, technical and artistic standpoints.

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 - 10am to 18pm

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

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

Death of cinematographer Renan Pollès, protean artist

Renan Pollès, cinematographer and director, but also writer, contemporary artist, and passionate archaeologist, passed away at the age of 76 on 23 October 2019. He will be remembered for the refinement of his cinematography on films by Michel Andrieu and Pascal Thomas, which are like reference points that emerge out of a filmography that often preferred to take the road less traveled, far from mainstream cinema, out of loyalty to filmmakers with fanciful and imaginative worlds such as Jean-Michel Barjol, Jean Rollin, Robert Lapoujade, Yvan Lagrange, Jacques Robiolles, and others.

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.

Bookshelf

Impressions of the "FNF/Imago Oslo Digtal Cinema Conference 2019"

Organized by the Norwegian cinematographers of the FNF and the European Federation “Imago” in partnership with the Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the 7th Oslo Digital Cinema Conference was held from 18-20 October 2019.

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.

A random picture

Benjamin B vérifie une ultime fois le déroulement de son intervention
Photo Jean-Noël Ferragut

A random video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbtqM3GyrE8

Quotation of the month

Le noir est antérieur à la lumière. Avant la lumière, le monde et les choses étaient dans la plus totale obscurité. Avec la lumière sont nées les couleurs. Le noir leur est antérieur.
Pierre Soulages
another quote

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.