Camerimage 2018

L’AFC,
en direct de Camerimage 2018,
du 10 au 17 novembre

Camerimage ends on a cliffhanger

In the middle of Camerimage’s closing ceremony, Marek Zydowicz, the director of the festival, suddenly announced that Camerimage 2018 would be the last Camerimage festival to be held in the Bydgoszcz. As a result of the mayor’s decision to cut the city’s funding of the festival from 2.5 million zlotys to 500,000 zlotys, Mr. Zydowicz has launched an international appeal to other cities that would welcome Camerimage 2019.

About the work of cinematographer Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC, on Yórgos Lánthimos’ film “The Favourite”
"Dancing Queen", by François Reumont for the AFC

In a deluge of wide-angle shots, Greek director Yórgos Lánthimos features a lesbian and Rock ‘n’ Roll version of Dangerous Liaisons at this year’s Camerimage Festival. A game of chess, of seduction, and of power between three women at the uppermost echelons of 1710 England. Natural lighting, fish-eye, and panoramic panning shots are on offer in this unusual historical picture, which is evocative of Barry Lindon for its use of natural lighting, the world of the theatre for its behind-closed-doors setting in a palace, and the world of music videos for its choice of lenses. The very Rock ‘n’ Roll cinematographer Robbie Ryan (a Rolling Stones pin affixed to his distressed blue jumper) participated in the traditional question-and-answer session following the end of the screening, just before midnight.

Cinematographer Linus Sandgren, FSF, discusses his work on Damien Chazelle’s “First Man”
"The Dark Side of the Moon", by François Reumont for the AFC

Consciously very different than the traditional American hero saga, Damien Chazelle’s biopic First Man is intended to be intimate and sober and depicts the difficulties of a couple in the aftermath of the loss of their first child. Cinematographer Linus Sandgren, FSF, used a variety of different cinematographic techniques for each particular take on this film where he is again working with its young director, both of whom were Oscar winners for La La Land. Here, he discusses with us the slightly-less glamorous, but just as important, aspects of the making of this film. (FR)

Cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister, BSC, discusses his work on the TV series “The Terror”

“The Terror” is a television series that lies somewhere between a historical study and a fantastic tale. It is an adaptation of Dan Simmons’ bestseller, which narrates the 1848 British expedition to the Arctic intended to locate the Northwest Passage. Both ships (the HMS Terror and Erebus) disappeared without a trace, providing the opportunity for Ridley Scott to explore a new variation on the theme he has been exploring since the first Alien movie, forty years ago. Florian Hoffmeister, BSC, was responsible for the cinematography on the series’ first episodes and therefore set the tone for the rest of the story, which is set in isolation between sea and ice. (FR)

Angénieux at Camerimage 2018

At this year’s Camerimage Festival, Angénieux will feature its two latest long-focal-distance lenses, the Optimo Ultra 12x Multi Format and the Optimo 42-420 A2S Anamorphic.

Arri at Camerimage 2018

Once again this year, Arri will be a Camerimage Partner and will be in attendance with a stand showing off its products and latest innovations. A majority of its product managers will be in attendance, as well, along with Arri Munich’s management team and representatives from Arri Rental. Screenings, conferences, and workshops will round out their presence at the festival.

Canon at Camerimage 2018

Canon Poland and Canon Europe will be in attendance at Camerimage from 10-17 November 2018. As in previous years, Canon will host a stand and will organize two seminars with cinematographers during the week, two screenings, and a reception on Monday evening.

FilmLight at Camerimage 2018

FilmLight will present two conferences at Camerimage this year: the first will be on Postproduction for Cinematographers, from the Camera to the Monitor; the second, on the natural rendering of colours and textures in painting.

Fujifilm/Fujinon at Camerimage 2018

Fujifilm/Fujinon will participate in Camerimage once again this year with a stand on the 1st floor of the Opera Nova. Its team will present the latest range of Fujinon zoom lenses.

Leitz Cine Wetzlar at Camerimage 2018

For the entire duration of the Festival, Leitz Cine will be showing off its lenses and showing clips from films shot with Leitz lenses at its stand, on the 1st floor of the Opera Nova.

Panasonic at Camerimage 2018

Panasonic will be in attendance at Camerimage with a stand and during an event co-hosted with Vantage on the film Crazy Rich Asians, by John Chu, and cinematographer Vanja Černjul, ASC.

Panavision at Camerimage 2018

Panavision will once again be present at Camerimage as an Official Sponsor of the Festival and with its team at a stand at the Opera Nova. Two Panavision workshops will take place at Cinema Orzeł on Tuesday, 13 November.

Vantage at Camerimage 2018

A regular partner of the Camerimage Festival, Vantage has not planned a seminar this year, but will support Panasonic’s seminar with DoP Vanja Černjul and Imago’s panel discussion entitled “Focus on Diversity”. Vantage’s team will be in full attendance.

Carl Zeiss at Camerimage 2018

Zeiss will be at Camerimage this year and will, as usual, have its stand on the 1st floor of the Opera Nova and will host two presentations led by Maher Maleh, BVK.

Interview with director and cinematographer Claire Pijman, NSC, about "Living the Light - Robby Müller"
"An artist diary", by François Reumont for the AFC

Dutch cinematographer and director Claire Pijman’s touching and original documentary paints a portrait of cinematographer Robby Müller, NSC, the legendary partner of Wim Wender, Jim Jarmush, and Lars von Trier. The film was constructed from personal archival footage provided to the director by Robby Müller himself during the last years of his life. Because he was unable to express himself as a result of his illness, his testament to us is given via this filmed diary, shot with a Super 8. Many filmmakers share their memories of Müller during the film.

Camerimage 2018, the installation

Before Camerimage’s Opening Gala, Saturday 10 November, the Industry Sponsors& Partners of the Festival have settled their booth on the 1st floor of the Opera Nova a few days ago. Here are some brief moments in video of the installation.