The Florian Hoffmeister lensed thriller Tár from director Todd Field topped the Camerimage main competition, collecting the Golden Frog during the closing ceremony of the cinematography film festival Saturday.
The Focus Features pic follows the fictional orchestra conductor Lydia Tár, considered one of the greatest at her craft and the first female chief conductor of a major German orchestra, as her life starts to unravel after she is embroiled in a swirl of #MeToo scandals. Life Size Statue
The Golden Frog win gives cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister a new boost in the 2023 Oscars race, with three out of the last five Golden Frog winners going on to earn Oscar nominations in cinematography. Those titles include Lion (2016), Joker (2019), and Nomadland (2020). Related Story 'The Banshees Of Inisherin' Cinematographer Ben Davis On The Importance Of The Film's Financial Success: "I Look At Where Cinema Is At The Moment, And I'm Concerned" -- Camerimage
In other main competition awards, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s latest Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, lensed by Darius Khondji, took home the Silver Frog and Living from cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay and director Oliver Hermanus took the Bronze Frog.
Bardo also picked up The International Federation of Film Critics Award for Best Film, while Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, lensed by Mandy Walker, picked up Camerimage’s coveted audience award.
The main competition jury was led by director and visual artist Lech Majewski. He was joined by producer Fred Berger, cinematographers Markus Förderer and Arthur Reinhart, and production designer Jan Roelfs.
This year Camerimage celebrated its 30th anniversary. The festival opened with a screening of Sam Mendes’s latest Empire of Light. Mendes was also handed the festival’s Krzysztof Kieslowski achievement award for directing.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Golden Frog: Tar cin.Florian Hoffmeister to you.Todd Field
Silver Frog: Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths cin.Darius Khondji dir.Alexander G. Iñarritu
Bronze Frog: Living cin. Jamie D. Ramsay dir. Oliver Hermanus
The International Federation of Film Critics Award for Best Film: Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths cin.Darius Khondji dir.Alexander G. Iñarritu
Best Polish Film: Woman on the Roof cin. Ita Zbroniec-Zajt dir. Anna Jadowska
FILM AND ART SCHOOL ETUDES COMPETITION
Laszlo Kovacs Student Award – Golden Tadpole – Magdalena cin. Enrico Silva dir. Michael Lazovsky school: American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI)
Silver Tadpole: The Creature cin.Ignacy Ciszewski dir.Damian Kosowski school: Lodz Film School
Bronze Tadpole: Underworld cin.Dani Benejam sayLucas Parra school: Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC)
Golden Frog — best feature documentary: Kash Kash cin. Jonas Schneider dir. Lea Najjar
Golden Frog — best short documentary: A Mouthful of Petrol cin. Adric Watson dir. Jess Kohl
Best Director’s Debut: Love According to Dalva cin. Caroline Guimbal dir. Emmanuelle Nicot
Best Cinematographer’s Debut: Love According to Dalva cin. Caroline Guimbal dir. Emmanuelle Nicot
Best Music Video: Emmit Fenn “Light That Shines Through” cin. David Okolo dir. Conner Bell
Best Episode: Landscapers cin. Erik Wilson dir. Will Sharpe
Elvis cin. Mandy Walker dir. Baz Luhrmann
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