Kodak will be an official sponsor of the 12th Annual Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography. The company has sponsored and supported the festival in tangible ways since its inception. More than 200 cinematographers, 900 students and other filmmakers are expected to participate in the conference that runs through December 4 here at the historic Grand Theatre.
The festival includes competitive and non-competitive screenings, student films, seminars, and an awards gala where an international jury selects the most artful cinematography of the year.
“Camerimage provides an unique opportunity for us to pay tribute to the art of cinematography and some of its most talented global practitioners,” says Thierry Perronnet, marketing director for Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging division in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “It’s also a forum for an interactive dialogue with some of the world’s most talented visual storytellers. We listen to their ideas and share the progress we are making in motion imaging technology.”
The company will showcase a demonstration of the new 250-speed Kodak VISION2 5205/7205 color negative film on Friday, December 3, at 16:00 at the Grand Theatre followed by a discussion with the audience.
“This new negative is part of a new generation of color negative films that leverage a quantum leap forward in emulsion science and technology to provide new creative flexibility,” says Perronnet. “It is designed to provide new creative latitude in daylight conditions.”
Finalists in the 2004 Camerimage cinematography competition will vie for Golden, Silver and Bronze Frog Awards that are presented during the closing ceremonies. The international jury is expected to include Renato Berta, AFC, Janusz Glowacki, Laszlo Kovacs, ASC, Oliver Stapleton, BSC and Jerzy Wozniak.
The 12 competition feature films, chosen from approximately 200 entries, and their cinematographers are “Alexander” (Rodrigo Prieto, ASC), “Chorists” (Dominique Gentil, AFC, Carlo Varini), “The Educators” (Daniel Knapp, Matthias Schellenberg), “The Great Water” (Suki Medencevic), “Hazan” (Akiko Ashizawa, JSC), “Ninth Day” (Tomas Erhart), “Out to Sea” (Javier Aquirresarobe, AEC), “Reconstruction” (Manuel Alberto Claro), “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring” (Baek Dong-Hyeon), “Turtles Can Fly” (Shahryar Assadi), “Vera Drake” (Dick Pope), and “Zatoichi” (Katsumi Yanagishima, JSC).
For more info, visit the Camerimage website.