Festivals, Screenings and Awards

Everything is miniature in our future life
An interview filmed with Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC, about his work on “Downsizing”, a film by Alexander Payne, conducted by François Reumont on behalf of the AFC

Interviews at Camerimage

American director Alexander Payne chose a futuristic science-fiction universe for his latest film in which humans are able to shrink themselves to conserve the planet’s resources. Downsizing narrates the experience of an average American (Matt Damon) who gets caught up despite himself in this social and physiological process that completely changes his life. Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC, shares with us the secrets behind the “making of” of this bittersweet and highly-awaited comedy.

Wannabe John Wayne
Interview with cinematographer Ben Davis about his work on Martin McDonagh’s film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri"

Interviews at Camerimage

When he is asked about his best memory from Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri, British cinematographer Ben Davis tells us about his first meeting with Frances McDormand who very seriously said to him: “You know, Ben, I want you to film me like John Wayne in this film.” This film is therefore an authentic Western, with a sheriff, a small town, and an avenger, all of whom are seeking redemption. He discusses the film of Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, 7 Psychopaths), which was a great audience success at Camerimage.

Cinematographer Natalie Durand, AFC, discusses her work on Xavier Legrand’s film "Custody"

Interviews at Camerimage

Director Xavier Legrand, winner of many awards, including the Grand Prix of the Clermont-Ferrand Festival and of the César for Best Short Film in 2014, is back with his first feature-length film, Jusqu’à la garde. After winning the Silver Lion and the award for best first film at the Venice Film Festival, this restrained film continues the story from his short film. Xavier Legrand and his producer Alexandre Gavras did something uncommon by deciding to work with the exact same team from the short film. While we await the film’s release in France on 7 February 2018, the film continues to meet with enthusiasm as it makes the rounds of film festivals, and will be screened at Camerimage. Nathalie Durand, AFC, takes this opportunity to discuss shooting the film with us. (FR)

Iroquois on the football pitch
Interview with cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc, CSC, about his work on François Girard’s film "Land of Souls"

Interviews at Camerimage

Land of Souls, the François Girard’s film, is a lyrical celebration of Quebec’s history through three vignettes into three of the province’s historical epochs during an archaeological dig on a football pitch. The images filmed by Nicolas Bolduc, CSC, create continuity in a film whose many plot twists and characters might leave the viewer a bit perplexed… (FR)

The AFC at Camerimage 2017

Camerimage 2017

The AFC will be represented at the 25th Annual Camerimage Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, by four films in its selection, the attendance of a dozen of its members, a Master Class, and the publication of a daily newsletter containing news from its members and the highlights of this annual rendezvous for cinematographers.

Tribute to Raoul Coutard
By Dick Pope, BSC

Camerimage 2016

When certain people die, those who you sadly never met but meant so much to you, in fact meant the world to you, perhaps really long ago when they were young and very much alive and kicking, It’s so easy to let things go, to not openly react or respond, but to leave it to others, perhaps read an obituary, or just offer up a ’too bad’ or ’how sad’ and now let’s move on, what’s next? But the news last week of Raoul Coutard’s death has affected me deeply and I wish to say something because for me he was a god, a master like no other... and since this is Camerimage, the cinematography festival, something needs to be said here.

Flashback on Camerimage 2016
By Richard Andry, AFC

Camerimage 2016

When, last year, I arrived at Camerimage, I was carrying with me the painful trauma of the attacks perpetrated two days earlier in the streets of Paris. This year, I came with the sadness of just having lost Raoul Coutard, a teacher and a friend. But I was welcomed with an equivalent dose of warmth by our foreign counterparts and especially by Ed Lachman, ASC, and Dick Pope, BSC, both of whom are colleagues and friends.

Interview with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, DFF, BSC, ASC, about his work on "Snowden", by Oliver Stone
By François Reumont for the AFC

Interviews at Camerimage

Since Slumdog Millionnaire, in 2008, opened the doors of Hollywood to him, Anthony Dod Mantle, DFF, BSC, ASC, has been alternating between movies with directors the likes of Ron Howard, Kevin Mc Donald, or his faithful accomplice Danny Boyle. Always looking for new forms of visual expression, as in his past films with Lars Von Trier and Harmony Korine, he has just signed off on the visuals of Snowden, directed by Oliver Stone.

Interview with cinematographer Bradford Young about his work on "Arrival", by Denis Villeneuve
By François Reumont for the AFC

Interviews at Camerimage

Following in the footsteps of the likes of Roger Deakins, BSC, ASC, it is now Bradford Young’s turn to work alongside director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners, Sicario). Arrival is a daring exercise in style that focuses on the arrival of a fleet of extraterrestrial spaceships on Earth and the way in which the global community must react. The story hones in on a young female specialist in linguistics who is sent by the military officials to attempt to communicate with the creatures. Bradford Young, the radiant cinematographer from Baltimore, who is preparing a new Star Wars, shares his vision of this film with us.

Interview with cinematographer Ari Wegner about her work on "Lady Macbeth", by William Oldroyd
By François Reumont for the AFC

Interviews at Camerimage

Ari Wegner is an Australian cinematographer who worked on a number of short films before moving on to feature-length productions in 2011. She presents, in the Directors’ Debuts competition, Lady Macbeth, a film by British director William Oldroyd. A feminine tale set in the Victorian period that is as sombre and tragic as it is rigorous in its form. A look at this project that is at the crossroads between painting and cinematographic imagery.

Angénieux presents at Camerimage the Optimo 44-440 A2S and the Angenieux Type EZ series

AFC’ Partners present at Camerimage

Currently in Poland (Bydgoszcz – Nov 12/ 19, 2016), the 24th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography: the most expected meeting of cinematographers in the world. Angénieux is there and very pleased to present all cinematographers and future cinematographers who came to Bydgoszcz its newest zoom lenses. In 2016, Angénieux presented to the market a 10x anamorphic zoom lens – the Optimo 44-440 A2S and the Angenieux Type EZ series.