AFC-related activities 

Cinematographer Alexis Kavyrchine evokes his collaboration with Albert Dupontel on "Bye Bye Morons"

For his seventh film as director, actor and director Albert Dupontel chose a rather pessimistic dark comedy in which, as is usual in his films, contemporary social reality sometimes slips into an expressionist world that is akin to that of comic books. Alexis Kavyrchine (Perdrix, La Douleur, Ce qui nous lie) was in control of the cinematography. He discusses the way the filmmaker works in order to construct his unique and personal universe. (FR)

Introducing cinematographer Aymerick Pilarski, AFC

Recently admitted to the active membership of the AFC, cinematographer Aymerick Pilarksi is introduced in the following article by his two sponsors, Thierry Arbogast, AFC, and Gilles Porte, AFC, who both supported his application for admission to membership.

Aymerick Pilarski discusses his work on “Öndög”, shot in Mongolia, and directed by Quan’an Wang

Aymerick Pilarski has had an unusual career. Because he was passionate about the cinema and he wanted to discover other cultures, he decided to study in Beijing rather than in France. This young cinematographer decided to leave for Asia nearly 15 years ago, where he learned Chinese and has been following in the footsteps of Christopher Doyle, a legend in cinematography. (FR)

Technical stuff 

Atomos Shogun 7: a mind-blowing HDR monitoring

Designed for professionals that push boundaries with the quality of their videos, this 7-inch screen elevates the image captured by any HDMI or SDI camera to new levels. With a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a peak brightness of 3000nits, Shogun 7 is the ultimate all-in-one video production tool for creative storytelling.

On Screen 

Director Guillaume de Fontenay and cinematographer Pierre Aïm, AFC, discuss shooting “Sympathy for the Devil” during a Q&A Session at Camerimage

A short time before the start of the Camerimage Film Festival, at which Sympathy for the Devil was selected in the Director’s Debuts Competition, cinematographer Pierre Aïm (winner of the Grenouille d’or in 1995 for La Haine) granted the AFC an interview about his work on that film. During the festival, he reminisced about his experience during a Q&A session held right after a Q&A by the film’s director, Guillaume de Fontenay.

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.


Birth of a new medium about topical photo-cinematographic "art"

I received this e-mail (which you can read below) from our friend Ronny Prince announcing a new international medium concerning the topicality of our photo-cinematographic "art": Cinematography World, which will be released in print, web and digital magazine form early next year.

Rob Legato’s Master Class is online

As part of the "Toute la mémoire du monde" Festival, Rob Legato was the guest of the Cinémathèque Française on Friday March 6, for a Master Class to a full house. The session is now available online in a subtitled version hosted by, until April 6, 2025 !

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.

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Jeanne et le garçon formidable
In Jeanne et le garçon formidable

A random video
Interview of late French Cinematographer and Stereographer Alain Derobe In Press and video interviews

Quotation of the month

Où que nous regardions l’ombre gagne
L’un après l’autre les foyers s’éteignent
Le cercle d’ombre se resserre
Parmi les cris des hommes
Et les hurlements des fauves.

Aimé Césaire, Pour regarder le siècle en face

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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.