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‘Tár’ Wins Golden Frog at EnergaCamerimage

Florian Hoffmeister’s lensing of Tár, the Todd Field drama starring Cate Blanchett as an EGOT-winning German conductor in a downward spiral, topped the EnergaCamerimage main competition by winning its Golden Frog. Also Saturday in Toruń, Poland, during the closing ceremony of the 30th edition of the international cinematography film festival, runners-up were DP Darius Khondji, […]

Stephen Burum on Creative Control, ‘Apocalypse Now’ and Shooting Brian DePalma’s Classic ‘Untouchables’ Train Station Sequence

Stephen H. Burum — an American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award recipient who earned an Oscar nomination for lensing Danny DeVito’s 1992 drama Hoffa — will accept the EnergaCamerimage Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday during the cinematography fest’s closing ceremony in Torun, Poland. In addition to Hoffa, the Barum’s credits include The Untouchables, The […]

Camerimage: How ‘Black Panther 2’ DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw Used Light to Convey Grief, Rebirth

Describing lighting as “a character in the movie,” DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw said her approach to Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was about creating a “texture of grief throughout the film.” She spoke about her work on the Marvel sequel – which takes place following the death of King T’Challa and additionally provides a […]

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Cinematographer Aimed for “Beautiful Isolation” While Filming on Remote Island

Location and scenery play a big role in the tone of a film and were especially important for writer and director Martin McDonagh with The Banshees of Inisherin.   The movie, set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, provided not only beautiful photography but flexibility by having everyone and everything in […]

Baz Luhrmann at Camerimage: “We’re Making Theatrical Movies for the Theater”

Baz Luhrmann and cinematographer Mandy Walker received a standing ovation following a screening of Elvis and conversation about the making of the film Monday night at the EnergaCamerimage international cinematography film festival in Torun, Poland. Earlier, Luhrmann was presented the Festival’s Special Award for Outstanding Director and invited Walker (their prior collaborations include Australia) to […]

Camerimage: Picture Shop Colorist Michael Hatzer Honored for His Work on Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

Colorist Michael Hatzer of Picture Shop received a FilmLight Color Award in feature film for his work on Steven Spielberg’s Janusz Kaminski-lensed West Side Story, during the EnergaCamerimage international cinematography film festival. On Sunday in Toruń, Poland, jury president and The Banshees of Inisherin DP Ben Davis presented the Awards, recognizing colorists in five categories. […]

Sam Mendes Honored at Camerimage: “Cinematographers Always Have Been My Guide”

Sam Mendes spoke of his collaborations with cinematographers from Conrad Hall to Roger Deakins, while also voicing support for Ukraine, during the opening ceremony of the 30th EnergaCamerimage international cinematography film festival. Saturday in Toruń, Poland, the Academy Award-winning helmer accepted the Special Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for a Director while acknowledging that “it’s difficult to speak […]

Alex Gibney on the State of Investigative Documentaries and the Stories That Are Currently “Difficult to Get Made” 

With an Academy Award under his belt and a production company that routinely works with top distributors, Alex Gibney is one of the privileged few name brands in documentary film. After helming a long list of films and series focused on corporate and institutional malfeasance and public figures’ moral ambiguities (The Trials of Henry Kissinger, […]

Camerimage at 30: Cinematographers “Should Be Treated As Artists”

As the 30th edition of Poland’s EnergaCamerimage international cinematography film festival gets underway, creator and director Marek Żydowicz asserts that promoting cinematographers’ artistic contributions in the hopes of expanding authorship rights to their work remains a priority. He also shares an update on the planned European Film Center Camerimage, a cultural center that will be […]

How ‘Elvis’ DP Mandy Walker Re-created Those Iconic Performances by the King of Rock ’n’ Roll

Reteaming with Baz Luhrmann to make his audacious musical biopic Elvis, cinematographer Mandy Walker began with meticulous planning and testing to bring the iconic singer’s most memorable performances to the big screen. The Warner Bros. picture is currently one of the top 10 highest-grossing movies of the year, with $286 million worldwide. And more recently, […]

Camerimage: Polish Director Jerzy Skolimowski to Receive Special Honor

Legendary Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski to set to receive the Camerimage International Film Festival’s Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region Film Award for 2022. Skolimowski will receive the award on Nov. 15, at a special Camerimage screening of his latest film EO, Poland’s official entry for the best international feature category at the 95th Academy Awards. […]

Sam Mendes to Be Honored at 2022 Camerimage Festival

Sam Mendes will accept the Special Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for Director during the 30th edition of the EnergaCamerimage international cinematography film festival, which is slated to be held Nov. 12-19 in Toruń, Poland. Additionally, Mendes’ new drama Empire of Light, lensed by Roger Deakins and starring Olivia Colman and Michael Ward, will be the opening night film and one of the main […]