Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Slumdog Golden at Camerimage

Director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC, DFF was awarded the Golden Frog for his work on Slumdog Millionaire (AC Dec. ?8) at the 2008 Camerimage Festival in Lodz, Poland. The jury comprised still photographer Ryszard Horowitz, editor Steven Rosenblum and cinematographers Gabriel Beristain, ASC, BSC; Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC; Juan Ruiz-Anchia, ASC; John Toll, ASC; Pierre Lhomme, AFC; Nicola Pecorini; and Nigel Walters, BSC.

The jury awarded the Silver Frog to César Charlone, ABC, for Blindness (AC Sept. '08), and the Bronze Frog to Rainer Klausmann, BVK, for The Baader Meinhof Complex.

The 16 films in competition this year also included 33 Scenes from Life, shot by Michal Englert; Changeling, shot by Tom Stem, ASC, AFC (AC Nov. ?8); Doubt, shot by Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC; The Duchess, shot by Gyula Pados, HSC (AC Sept. ?8); Elite Squad, shot by LuIa Carvalho; For My Father, shot by Carl F. Koschnick, BVK; Four Nights With Anna, shot by Adam Sikora; Gomorrah, shot by Marco Onorato, AIC; Go With Peace, Jamil, shot by Aske Alexander Foss; The Hurt Locker, shot by Barry Ackroyd, BSC; La Rabia, shot by Sol Lopatin; Tulpan, shot by Jolanta Dylewska; and A Woman in Berlin, shot by Benedict Neuenfels, BVK.

AC contributor Benjamin Bergery moderated two master classes during the festival, one featuring Lhomme and Bruno Delbonnel, AFC, the other featuring Society members Stern, Ellen Kuras and Kramer Morgenthau. Also, Deakins participated in a lighting workshop.

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Hofmann Appointed Education Director

Sergio Vela, president of Mexico's National Counsel for the Culture and the Arts, has appointed Henner Hofmann, ASC, AMC to a four-year term as general director of the Centra de Capacitación Cinematográfica, located in Mexico City. Hofmann, who helped found the AMC and served as that organization's president from 1992-2001, was selected from a final pool of nine candidates. …

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