Manu Dacosse recently shot Simone, le voyage du siècle for director Olivier Dahan. The film explores the life of Simone Veil, a French survivor of the Holocaust who went on to become a leading politician, human rights campaigner, and feminist. The story is told through a series of non-chronological memories....

By Darek Kuźma. Belgian cinematographer Ruben Impens SBC followed his recent winning-streak with Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch’s mesmerising, Italian-language drama, The Eight Mountains. Although Impens enjoyed the greatest international recognition of his career, with Julia Ducournau’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Titane (2021), he has been shooting compelling films for...

  By Oliver Webb. Adapted from Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s stylised, theatre-esquefilm The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant (1972, DP Michael Ballhaus ASC), Peter Von Kant marks director François Ozon’s second adaptation from the renowned German filmmaker’s canon, after his stage-to-screen rendering of Fassbinder’s play Tropfen Auf Heiße Steine into...

By Darek Kuźma. In the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Titane, Belgian cinematographer Ruben Impens SBC once again collaborated with director Julia Ducournau to push the boundaries of cinematic experience and make what some have called the most shocking film of 2021, with its freaky and unrelenting bombardment of sex, violence, lurid...

By Oliver Webb. After the sudden death of his father, a handyman sets out to recover his missing hammer on a journey of self-discovery during a warm summer at the family-owned nudist campsite. Patrick (Kevin Janssens), a 38-year-old with a bowl haircut and learning difficulties, lives at home with his...

Rookies is our new entry-level SBC membership category. It allows young and upcoming cinematographers to be part of the SBC community, participate in events and grow toward becoming full members. We are happy to welcome our first seven Rookies : Charlotte Marchal Ilona Vanouplines Stefan van Diest Victor Maes Samuel...

SBC is proud to announce that three of its members, Benoît Dervaux (Tori & Lokita), Frank van den Eeden (Close), and Ruben Impens (The Eight Mountains) share in the prizes, awarded at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. “Close” by Lukas Dhont has been awarded the Grand Prix, The “Eight Mountains”...

The SBC is proud to announce 12 new members who have joined our ranks. Frederic van Zandycke: het smelt, Cheyenne et Lola, onder vuur Pieter-Jan Claessens: da yie, vulnerable David Doom: toyota, aldi, mcdonalds Maxime Lahousse: Chantal, en toen was het stil Piet Deyaert: bmw, aldi, mcdonalds Dries De Clercq:...

Cannes unveils its 2022 Official Selection which includes five films shot by SBC members. ‘Le otto montagne’ by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch has been selected in the Official Competition and was shot by Ruben Impens, who also shot last year’s golden palm winner Titane. ‘Rebel’ by Adil El...

For Fiona Braillon, who trained as a Director of Photography at the “Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Brussels” (IAD), Belgium was more than just a diversion, but rather fertile ground for long-term working companionship. She gave us her view of this journey that has taken her all over the...

We are convinced that war brings nothing but death, pain, and destruction. And nothing can justify it. The Cinematographer’s community is united and inseparable; we have been working together, watching films of all countries for many years. The art of Cinematography is also an art that helps people to feel human. Not...

DOP Maxime Lahousse and our SBC members Seppe Van Grieken, Christophe Nuyens, Dries Delputte and Frank van den Eeden were invited by the Flemish Film Podcast for a “Round Table”. They talk about their profession as DOP, the SBC, having success working abroad, maintaining a work-life balance and much more.It is available via the RSS feed in podcast apps, via the website of...

This year’s awards season sees a number of SBC members being nominated around the world for their outstanding cinematography. The ASC awards Ruben Impens is among the nominated of this year’s selection of Spotlight films with the french film Titane. Christophe Nuyens is nominated in the tv section for his...

CRINGUTA PINZARU was born in Romania and developed an interest in images during the 90S after having witnessed the changes in her country following the decline of communism. After having graduated from the FEMIS film school Cringuta started shooting films in France and Marroco. In 2006 Charlie Van Damme convinces...

Cinematographer Olivier Auverlau sbc teamed up with director Ivan Mora to shoot the film “Yellow glasses” on location in Ecuador. The film recently won best cinematography awards at the Orlando film festival and the Kunturñawi film Festival. Olivier Auverlau: “Yellow Glasses” tells the story of a 30-year-old woman who, after...

The extended line-up for EnergaCAMERIMAGE has officially been announced. This year’s competition features the outstanding work of some SBC members. ANIMALS by Frank van den Eeden and director Nabil Ben Yadir has been selected for the Main competition. Where does human tendency to violence against the unfamiliar come from? What...

With Serre-moi fort, his eighth feature film, Mathieu Amalric returns to the Croisette for the third time, where he won best director in 2010 for Tournée. Christophe Beaucarne, AFC, SBC, the faithful DP to many directors, has worked on almost all Amalric’s feature films. He has created a discreet and minimalistic lighting for this melodrama...

With her 2nd film, French director Julia Ducournau had to top the sensation she made at the 2016 Festival with Grave. She did indeed, with Titane, an even more radical work in which the main character’s trajectory borrows as much from the horror genre as from romance. Ruben Impens SBC, who was also the...

Always surprising and prolific, Belgian cinema sends this year to the Critics’ Week a very nice portrait of a young woman played by Adèle Exarchopoulos. Rien à foutre (which was called Carpe Diem when it was filmed so as not to scare people!) is also a dive into the ruthless...

Fiona Braillon began her career in cinematography together with Rachel Lang,  a young Belgian director. After graduating from the IAD (Institute of Broadcasting Arts) in 2010, Fiona Braillon signed in 2016 the cinematography of Rachel Lang’s first feature film, Baden Baden, then, four years later, that of My Legionnaire. This...

Virginie Surdej, SBC, Belgian Cinematographer, won the Magritte for Best Image for Une famille syrienne, by Philippe Van Leeuw, AFC. Amine Messadi, TSC, Tunisian cinematographer, signed the pictures of Sortilège, the feature film by Tunisian Alaeddine Slim, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2019. After working together on Razzia and...

The final selection of the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival has been announced and features an impressive number of films cinematographed by Belgian Directors of Photography. The cinematographic “Belgitude” has truly claimed its place on the international film stage. We are proud to present the 12 members of the Belgian Society of Cinematographers (SBC) who participate in...

The Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco (Después de Lucia, Les Filles d’Avril, Chronic …) portrays in his new film a popular revolt in the heart of the Mexican capital and its repercussions on society. Preferring a progressive narration from a single starting point (a big wedding party in high society), we...

The SMPTE has decided to elevate SBC member Kommer Kleijn to SMPTE Society Fellow status. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the motion-picture, television, or related industries, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in media and entertainment. Kommer notes: As I...

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