On Body and Soul wins Camerimage

Congratulations to Cinematographer Máté Herbai HSC for the Golden frog at this year's Camerimage film festival. The hungarian film is about «A blood-soaked slaughterhouse is one of the least romantic places for two delicate and sensitive souls to start an intimate relationship. But it is exactly there, among the daily work of cutting cows’ corpses into pieces of quality meat, that Endre and Mária begin their tender love story. He is the establishment’s manager, a middle-aged man with a paralysed hand who is detached from the outside world. She is a recently hired quality inspector, much younger, painfully shy, and unable to cope with the intricacies of human relationships. Their connection first materialises in a dream they both share every night – in it, they are a deer and doe roaming freely through a snow-covered forest. In time, they discover they can offer each other much more in the daylight. The question is, will they be able to transform this fragile connection based on an ephemeral dream into a strong bond in a world ruled by carnality and sexual gratification?»

EFA Cinematography for «Loveless»

IMAGO congratulates Michail Krichman RGC and the Russia cinematographers society for the EFA award. The jury described it «The cold eye of Michail Krichman guides us through the film’s dark universe, consequently constructing an intense feeling of discomfort. The camera conveys a strong sense of darkness, emptiness and sadness. The choice of what is shown and what stays hidden, gives tremendous weight to every movement of the camera, every carefully constructed frame. Ascetic and well-measured cinematic means evoke an uncanny sense of anxiety, a slight internal tremor.»

German women cinematographers get united

CINEMATOGRAPHERSXX GERMANY is a group of women Directors of Photography working internationally across all genres: narrative, documentary, commercials as well as music videos.
We are based in Germany and have a minimum of five years professional industry experience, many of us considerably more. CINEMATOGRAPHERSXX RISING highlights upcoming cinematographers at the beginning of their careers.
The website currently showcases the work of 63 DoPs, the number is bound to grow in the future. The global lack of diversity within the film industry has continued to be a major talking point in 2017. Our aim is to provide the German-speaking and international film industry easy access to a large pool of female cinematography talent which up to now has too often not been sufficiently recognized.


IMAGO participated in 3 occasions at this festival. A joint photo initiative with ASC. The photo exhibition «Framing the World» and a panel discussion about «The importance of Cinematographer´s Collaboration beyond the Borders». The activity ended on Friday with the imitative in conjunction with Illuminatrix «Focus on Diversity».

The importance of Cinematographer´s Collaboration beyond the Borders.

IMAGO in Camerimage

ASC and IMAGO Panel discussion: The importance of Cinematographer´s Collaboration beyond the Borders.

On Thursday Nov 16th, 11.00 in the seminar room in the Opera Nova

1 - Maintaining creative control throughout all stages of film production:
2 - The use of new digital tools and how it is affecting cinematographer's collaborative process
3 - How is current production environment dictating the use of particular cameras (Netflix and Amazon 4 K native requirements).
4 - Choice of the lenses and filters, the last kept secret of cinematographer's art.
5 - A need to have more camera technical processes standardized?


Report by Jure Černec and Simon Tanšek, Slovene Association of Cinematographers ZFS

The 38th Manaki Brothers Film Festival, dedicated to cinematographers, once again offered us film treats from all over Europe and beyond. The festival provided a quality programme, but, most importantly, it offered a pleasant socialising with colleagues from all corners of the world. The credit for this goes to the entire festival team headed by Blagoje Kunevski and Gena Teodosievska, who, despite the problems during the preparations and at the beginning of the festival, brought the festival ship quite masterfully to the safe harbour of a happy end.