The VOTF ( Flemish association of tv freelancers and AV service companies)  has presented one of the founding SBC members Michel van Laer with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his career as a cinematographer. VOTF president Wim Robberechts presented Michel with the award at an informal dinner in January 2023....

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...

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:...

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...

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...

Students from the various Belgian film schools conducted live Q&As with SBC members on their work and style. picture by Didier Frateur sbc

The Belgian Society of Cinematographers is proud to announce seven new members : Dries Delputte graduated from the NaRaFi film school in Brussels in 2001, and started out as an electrician and gaffer alongside Ruben Impens (SBC) on films like  “Helaasheid der dingen” by Felix Van Groeningen. After having done 7...

Showcasing the work of our members this video takes us from Hollywood blockbusters to European art house,  featuring stunning cinematography in a varied of locations and situations.

A warm personality, a proud father, a passionate sound engineer and department head Frank Struys has passed away. From the RITCS film school our first thoughts go to his wife and children who have lost their dear husband and father. The RITCS shares the sorrow of the passing of a...

I must admit when I was asked if I could write an article about the Third International Conference on teaching and researching Cinematography, I wasn’t thrilled. I thought it was going to be a bit boring hearing teachers talk about how they can improve their educational tools to form better...

the SBC has recently accepted 9 new members to its ranks.

Les César 2019 Benoit Debie received this years cinematography award for his work on the film by Jacques Audiard ” The Sisters Brothers”. In the 44 years of the awards this marks the first time a Belgian DOP received this honour. Benoit praised his wife for letting him travel the...

Showcasing the work of our members this video takes us from Hollywood blockbusters to European art house,  featuring stunning cinematography in a varied of locations and situations.

3rd International Conference on teaching and researching Cinematography BRUSSELS 4, 5 and 6 of April 2019   CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline 4th of January 2019 The organization of the 3th International Conference on teaching and researching Cinematography hosted by RITCS and INSAS, Brussels and in association with the Lusofona University,...

The SBC recently welcomed 3 new full members :  Maximiliaan Dierickx,  Tom Bonroy and Marc Debacker. Maximiliaan Dierickx studied directing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Kask) in Ghent. Upon graduation he moved into cinematography shooting commercials and music videos. His big brake came in 2012 when he was asked...

At the Action 18 event in Brussels the general assembly of the SBC gathered to elect a new presidency and board, as the current  President, Willy Stassen, was stepping out after 10 years of dedication to the association. The 35 SBC members present decided unanimously for a co-presidency, to be...

The SBC has elected five new members to join their ranks : Brecht Goyvaerts, Elin Kirschfink, Virginie Surdej, David Williamson and Rik Zang. Brecht Goyvaerts was born and raised in the outskirts of Diest, Belgium. Since it wasn’t exactly a bustling metropolis, he started shooting everything he came across with his old...

Chers membres, chers amis, Nous apprenons avec grande tristesse et beaucoup de retard le décès de notre membre d’honneur Paul Goosse qui avec talent, patience et gentillesse aussi bien à l’INSAS, chez Meuter Titra et au Studio l’Equipe nous a fait avec amour don de son temps et de ses...

The SBC is proud to announce that three new members were elected. Bjorn Charpentier is from a town near Antwerp. He attended the Narafi film school in Brussels. He first worked as a camera assistant in many full-length projects. Since 2007 Bjorn is working as an independent cinematographer on many commercials, short fiction projects...

Olivier Godaert, chef électricien, est mort vendredi 11 décembre 2015 après une longue bataille contre le cancer. Olivier( Godaert) nous a quitté cette nuit, serein après des semaines de combat avec la douleur. C’est un énorme chagrin pour nous, vous qui l’avez connu et apprécié.Il a été la personne précieuse...

  It is with sadness that we learned of the death of former SBC president André Goeffers on the eve of his 80th birthday. He left his mark on a era of cinema and photography in Belgium after his studies in France, working with directors like Jean Delire, Jean Brismée, Frans...

As filmmakers we are confronted at an ever rapid pace with new cameras , new ways to finish and show our films. How are we as cinematographers driven by the fast changing technological side of our business. Does the fast pace have an influence on the creative side of film...

Around forty delegates were welcomed at this years Imago meeting held in Brussels and Mons. The organization was handled by the SBC in cooperation with the Batc Hainaut, and the help of our sponsors: Lites, Eye-lite, Transvideo, K5600, Sony and Dejonghe Post Production. All Societies in Imago are to be...

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend and colleague Luc Drion. Luc loved adventures and film, leaving us with such amazing images as in the 2009 film Oceans. The SBC would like to extend its warmest thoughts to all who were close to Luc....

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