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Imago international awards attract global interest

BRUSSELS, 18 August 2017 – Entries for the first International Awards for Cinematography have now closed with nearly 100 Feature films, TV Dramas and Documentary films submitted by IMAGO member societies across the globe for consideration by the IMAGO Awards jury.

IMAGO President Paul Rene Roestad FNF commented, “It’s an incredible response. These films are going to compete for the final three nominations in three categories being Best Cinematography for a Feature Film, Best Cinematography for a Television Drama and Best Cinematography for a Documentary Film.”

The final nominations in each category will be announced ahead of the Gala Awards ceremony to be held on Saturday 28 October 2017 at Hanasaari – The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre in Helsinki, Finland. 

During the awards evening the winners of the first three categories will be announced along with four additional awards; The IMAGO Lifetime Achievement Award, The IMAGO Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Art of Cinematography, The IMAGO Technical Achievement Award and The IMAGO Honorary Member´s Award.

Paul Rene Roestad concluded, “The IMAGO Board and the awards organising committee would like to thank and congratulate all our member societies for their support in collecting the films and the respective permissions in order to guarantee the success of these IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our IMAGO Awards sponsors for their generosity and their overwhelming support as without them these awards would not be possible.”

For more information on the first IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography go to imagoawards.org

IMAGO is the European Federation of Cinematographers, a collaborative, global umbrella for the world´s Cinematographers Societies. It was created initially to bring European cinematographers together to discuss and find solutions to challenges of common interest, to promote the Art of Cinematography at an international level, and to share and exchange experience and knowledge. IMAGO now has 49 International Societies, with almost 4000 professional cinematographers as members, from all corners of the world. IMAGO is not a Union, but a Federation that works to inform and promote the importance and relevance of cinematography to the general public, film colleagues and the cultural-political environments. The interest shown by cinematographers worldwide to meet, discuss topics of high importance, technically and creatively, is rapidly increasing. IMAGO is the international hub, and as a direct connection between all National Cinematographers Societies has never been more relevant.