AFC-related activities

Second annual “Festival Chefs Op’ en lumière” at Chalon-sur-Saône

The second annual “Festival Chefs Op’ en lumière” organized by La Bobine, took place at Chalon-sur-Saône, from 11 to 15 March 2020. The spotlight was shone on Jonathan Ricquebourg, AFC, and Elin Kirschfink, AFC, SBC, joined by Manu Dacosse, SBC, Sébastien Goepfert, Antoine Héberlé, AFC, Gilles Porte, AFC, Marie Spencer, AFC, SBC, and Virginie Surdej, SBC. Pierre Lhomme, AFC, has been honored at this event, and a photographic exposition dedicated to Roger Corbeau was also featured.

Looking back at this year’s AFC Post-Production Days

Not only a warm and friendly atmosphere, but also a high level of technical expertise at the second annual Post-Production Days organized by the AFC at the Forum des images, as part of the Paris Images Trade Show (PITS), following the Micro Salon. Introduced by Caroline Champetier, AFC, and Gilles Porte, President of the AFC, the Post-Production Days were prepared by Thierry Beaumel, consulting member of the AFC, and moderated by François Reumont.

Interview with cinematographer Thierry Arbogast, AFC, about his work on Atiq Rahimi’s “Our Lady of the Nile”

After their first film, Syngué Sabour, in 2012, Atiq Rahimi called on Thierry Arbogast a second time to film the adaptation of the eponymous novel by Scholastique Mukasonga. This story, somewhere between a Bildungsroman and a bloody tragedy, takes place in Rwanda in the 1970s against a background of sundrenched hills, rainy dawns, and dreamy forests, and is set in a Catholic boarding school far outside of the city whose pupils are upper-class young ladies.

Technical stuff

Filming vertigo. Two experiences of shooting in a vertical environment.

Sometimes, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity of participating in projects that enable me to combine cinematography and mountains. These uncommon adventures often require one to reinvent the way one approaches cinematography. Here are two experiences from two such films: the short film, Sur le fil, which I presented with Sigma at the last AFC Micro Salon, and the advertisement for “Schmidt Vertical Home”, directed by Neels Castillon, and produced by Quad, which we shot in Spring 2018.

Looking back on the BSC Expo 2020

January 31 was the fateful date of Brexit and it fell smack in the middle of the BSC Expo 2020. Thankfully, our British friends had gratified us with a “preview” opening on Thursday the 30th from 16:00 to 19:00. Three “fluid” hours reserved for BSC members and VIPs to be able to walk around the expo, discuss with the exhibitors, and meet a few colleagues.

On Screen

Barry Ackroyd, BSC, pays tribute to the Aaton and to Jean-Pierre Beauviala at the Toute la mémoire du monde Festival

The 2020 Toute la mémoire du monde Festival (4-8 March) paid tribute to Jean-Pierre Beauviala by screening Holy Motors, by Leos Carax, and The Hurt Locker, by Kathryn Bigelow, both of which were shot with Aaton cameras. Although Barry Ackroyd, BSC was unable to be present at the festival with Caroline Champetier, AFC to introduce The Hurt Locker, he sent her a speech that she read aloud before the screening.

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.

Support for Adèle Haenel

We, Femmes à la caméra (Women with a Movie Camera), give our strong support to Adèle Haenel.

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.


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"

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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In La Résistance de l’air

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Quotation of the month

Je n’ai pas de souvenir d’enfance. Disons qu’aucune image lumineuse n’en surgit.

Yasmina Reza, dans Le Monde, dimanche 1er - lundi 2 mars 2020

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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.