'Lion' Wins Golden Frog at Camerimage

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“Garth said he was searching for a young actor with a ‘special light,’ ” recalls Canning. “And then the kid he finds ends up being called ‘Sunny.’ ”

Greig Fraser's cinematography on director Garth Davis' Oscar-contender Lion on Saturday won the top prize, the Golden Frog, at the just-concluded 24th International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Camerimage, in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Adapted from Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose's A Long Way Home, Lion tells a story of a young boy who is separated from his family. The Weinstein Co. will releases the film on Friday.

Bradford Young's photography on Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi film Arrival took home the Silver Frog, and Anthony Dod Mantle's work on Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden biographical thriller Snowden collected the Bronze Frog.

Also during the ceremony, cinematographer Michael Chapman — an Oscar nominee for his work on Raging Bull and The Fugitive — received Camerimage’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Additional honorees included: Michael Apted, who was presented the fest's Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing; Jessica Lange, who received the Krzysztof Kie?lowski Award; Jay Rosenblatt, who was given the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Filmmaking; Dennis Gassner, who was recognized as a Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity; Robert Lantos, who was named a Producer with Unique Visual Sensitivity; and Paul Sarossy and Atom Egoyan, who shared in receiving the Cinematographer – Director Duo Award.

A complete list of winners can be found here.