camerimage 2011

by michel baudour
by michel baudour

Even if SBC was well represented in Camerimage this year in Bigdsoszcz with 3  feature films:  photographed by Anton Mertens  and directed by Bavo Defurne « North Sea Texas », the film photographed by J-François Hensgens, directed by Yilmaz Arslan « Fratricide », and the film photograped by Alain Marcoen directed by the Dardenne « L’Enfant au vélo » .The long documentary film directed by Manno Lanssens, produced by Elen De Waele (6 months shooting, 120 hours daylies, 3 lighting cameramen, Johan Legraie, Bram De Waele and Michel Baudour…without light, but just available lighting ), even with all these films : no award for us this year …

northsea texas
north sea texas

But a very documented and appreciated conference by Kommer Kleijn SBC about the high frame rates for 2D and 3D , the low light level for 3D projections, the use of high gain screens and silver screens and of course hte frame rates 25,30,50 and 60 fps and aditionnal frame rates published by ISO.

All these points of vue after some information given by Constantin Seiler ( Arri-Münich) namely the difference between sharpness and resiolution , the homogeneity of luminance on screen ( norms : 75% in the center ), the gammaof projection, the contrast, the projection adjustment a.s.o

But Camerimage is a tremendous organization, where a DOP has to go . It’s really a festival created for the DOPs, the directors and people who are very near from the picture creating.

A lot of film to see, coming from everywhere, but of course, mostly from Poland.

Plus CAMERIMAGE 2011 – JURY VERDICTS

MAIN COMPETITION

The Golden Frog: IN DARKNESS
cin. Jolanta Dylewska
dir. Agnieszka Holland

The Silver Frog: NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION
cin. Mahmoud Kalari
dir. Asghar Farhadi

The Bronze Frog: WUTHERING HEIGHTS
cin. Robbie Ryan
dir. Andrea Arnold

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POLISH FILMS COMPETITION
under the patronage of Plus network operator

The Best Polish Film: SUICIDE ROOM
cin. Radosław Ładczuk
dir. Jan Komasa

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STUDENT ETUDES COMPETITION

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award – The Golden Tadpole: FINALE
cin. Balazs Revesz
dir. Balazs Simonyi
Fotografus Foundation and School for the Hungarian Film & Photography

The Silver Tadpole: NORMAL PEOPLE
cin. Nicolas Villegas Hernandez
dir. Piotr Złotorowicz
National Łódź Film School

The Bronze Tadpole: RAJU
cin. Sin Huh
dir. Max Zahle
Hamburg Media School

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FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPETITION
under the patronage of Discovery Networks CEEMEA

The Golden Frog — Grand Prix: DOCTORS
cin. Tomasz Wolski
dir. Tomasz Wolski

The Special Mention: BLINDING
cin. Steve Sanguedolce
dir. Steve Sanguedolce

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SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPETITION
under the patronage of Discovery Networks CEEMEA

The Golden Frog — Grand Prix: PAPARAZZI
cin. Łukasz Żal, Piotr Bernaś
dir. Piotr Bernaś

The Special Mention: ARGENTINEAN LESSON
cin. Wojciech Staroń
dir. Wojciech Staroń

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DIRECTORS’ DEBUTS COMPETITION

The Best Director Debut: BREATHING
cin. Martin Gschlacht
dir. Karl Markovics

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CINEMATOGRAPHERS’ DEBUTS COMPETITION

The Best Cinematographer Debut: SUICIDE ROOM
cin. Radosław Ładczuk
dir. Jan Komasa

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MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION

The Best Music Video: MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA “SIMPLE MATH”
cin. Jackson Hunt
dir. DANIELS

The Best Cinematography in a Music Video: DU “SO HOT”
cin. Karl Erik Brøndbo
dir. Karl Erik Brøndbo, Solfrid Kjets