Festivals, Screenings and Awards

Where cinematographer Caroline Champetier, AFC, speaks about her work on "The Innocents", directed by Anne Fontaine
By François Reumont for the AFC

Interviews at Camerimage

The Innocents, directed by Anne Fontaine, recounts the meeting of a young Red Cross volunteer with a group of nuns, in the Polish countryside, just after the War. The occupants of the convent, victims of rape by Red Army soldiers during the liberation of Poland, are confronting the ensuing pregnancies, which they do not want disclosed to the outside world. Torn between religious obligation and maternal instinct, the destiny of these women, who have taken vows of celibacy, is suddenly in question...

The AFC at Camerimage 2016

Camerimage 2016

The AFC will be represented at the 24th Annual Camerimage Festival (Bydgoszcz, Poland) thanks to selected films that will be screened, the attendance of eight of its member-cinematographers, and the publication of a daily newsletter reporting on the highlights of this annual event focusing on cinematography and cinematographers.

Life at the Conservatoire des techniques de la Cinémathèque française and its recent acquisitions
By Jean-Noël Ferragut, AFC

Conservatoire des techniques cinématographiques

Since Laurent Mannoni joined the AFC as a consulting member, the ties between the Conservatoire des techniques cinématographiques of the French Cinematheque, where he is the Director of Patrimony, and the AFC have become closer. I was able to attend the annual meeting of the Conservatory’s scientific counsel as a reciprocal representative of the AFC, which was attended by Frédéric Bonnaud, the new general director, in the equipment storage room on 2 June 2016. Here is a brief review of the conferences and acquisitions for the 2015-2016 season at the Conservatory.

A Letter From Bydgoszcz
By Richard Andry, Vice-President of the AFC

Camerimage 2015

On Monday November 16th, very early in the morning, I left my parisian home to attend the Camerimage Festival in Bydgoczsz, Poland; to be sure to catch the plane, I arrived three hours before scheduled take-off. My heart was broken and I was on the verge of tears while I read the newspapers and watched the pictures of the faces of the young people massacred in the streets of Paris.

The Winners of the 2015 Camerimage Festival have been announced

Camerimage 2015

The Camerimage Festival ended with the closing ceremony that took place on Saturday, 21 December 2015 at the Grand Theatre of the Opera Nova of Bydgoszcz (Poland) and the announcement of the winners. The jury, presided by director Michael Hoffman, awarded the Golden Frog to Todd Haynes’ film Carol, cinematography by Ed Lachman, ASC; the Silver Frog to Grímur Hákonarson’s film Rams, cinematography by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, DFF; and the Bronze Frog to Lázló Nemes’ film Son of Saul, cinematography by Mátyás Erdély, HSC.

Interview with cinematographer Mátyás Erdély, HSC, about his work on Laszlo Nemes’s "Son of Saul"

Interviews at Camerimage

In a filmed interview, cinematographer Mátyás Erdély, HSC, discusses his work on the film Hrútar (Son of Saul), by Laszlo Nemes, presented in Camerimage’s Main Competition. His long collaboration with the direcor, the locations, the evidence of film, the laboratory, the camera tests, the narrative focus about, his lighting approach, etc.

Sony enters the HDR battle
By François Reumont for l’AFC

Camerimage 2015

Sony, already very active in the field of visual recording, especially with its line of Cinéalta cameras or its A7 digital cameras, is now interested in high-dynamic-range (HDR) imagery generated by these products.
Richard Lewis, of Sony England, and Pablo Garcia, DIT based in London (having worked in the past on a number of television series like Mr. Sloane or Fleming) came to promote the new HDR Oled BVMX 300 monitor.

Interview with cinematographer André Szankowski, AFC, AIP, about "Cosmos", directed by Andrzej Żuławski

Interviews at Camerimage

Born in Brazil in 1979, and a citizen of the world, having lived in the USA, England, Portugal and France, Andre Szankowski, AFC, AIP, also has Polish roots (his father). For his first invitation to attend Camerimage, he will present Cosmos, the new film by Franco-Polish director Andrzej Żuławski. Get to know this trilingual cinematographer with an international career.