Todd Field’s ‘Tar’ wins Golden Frog at Camerimage Film Festival

Todd Field’s ‘Tar’ wins Golden Frog at Camerimage Film Festival


Personal stories of hubris, ego and living big dominated the Camerimage Internatiional Film Festival, with the Florian Hoffmeister shot drama ‘Tár’ directed by Todd Field taking the top prize at the leading annual cinematography event.

The jury honored the elaborately constructed story of a brilliant, obsessive composer and conductor, played with verve by Cate Blanchett, with the Golden Frog Prize at Saturday night’s closing gala in Torun, Poland.

The Silver Frog and FIPRESCI Award went to cinematographer Darius Khondji’s lush, whimsical work in “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” the surreal story of a Mexican journalist and filmmaker coming to terms with his past, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu .


Cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay’s compelling, nostalgic imagery in ‘Living’, Bill Nighy’s story of a civil servant’s deep personal awakening, directed by Oliver Hermanus, won the Camerimage Bronze Frog.

The closing gala audience also honored production designer Sarah Greenwood with a Golden Frog for her creative work on films such as ‘Atonement’, ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’.

The top honors concluded a week of celebrating great lensing across all genres from a diverse collection of distinctive DPs gathered in the Gothic Polish city of Torun amid seminars on technical and social issues facing cinematographers. Filmmakers, students and journalists braved the freezing temperatures to host talks from directors and DPs about the best new streaming series, docs and feature films, including “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Empire of Light” and “White Noise.”

The Polish film winner ‘Woman on the Roof’, the story of a pensioner who tries to shake things up with a robbery, filmed by Ita Zbroniec-Zajt and directed by Anna Jadowska, convinced judges with his measured, expressive camerawork.

“Kash Kash”, the German-Lebanese-Qatari account of pigeon breeding on roofs in Lebanon, centered and filmed by Jonas Schneider and directed by Lea Najjar, won the documentary Golden Frog, while the short documentary Golden Frog was won by ” A Mouthful of Petrol’, the British father-son racing story about a ‘unique and complicated’ family relationship, filmed by cinematographer Adric Watson and directed by Jess Kohl.

DP Caroline Guimbal accepted the prize of the film debut competition, a broadcast in gratitude from Belgium, for her minimalist work on the Franco-Belgian story of a family secret, “Love according to Dalva.” The film also won the directorial debut award for Emmanuelle Nicot.

The Camerimage music video award, which each year recognizes some of the boldest and most provocative work in the genre, went to Emmit Fenn for “Light That Shines Through,” filmed by cinematographer David Okolo and directed by Conner Bell.

Traditionally a showcase for some of the richest visuals in streaming entertainment, the fest’s series competition was won by HBO’s four-episode limited series “Landscapers,” the fact-based story starring Olivia Colman and David Thewlis. , of a British couple who bury bodies in their garden for years, filmed by Erik Wilson and directed by Will Sharpe.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Camera image 2022 winners

Golden Frog
Cameraman: Florian Hoffmeister
Directed by: Todd Field

Silver frog
“Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”
Cameraman: Darius Khondji
Directed by: Alejandro G. Inarritu

Bronze frog
“To live”
Cameraman: Jamie D. Ramsay
Director: Oliver Hermanus

“Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”
Cameraman: Darius Khondji
Directed by: Alejandro G. Inarritu

Polish movies
“Woman on the Roof”
Cameraman: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Directed by: Anna Jadowska

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award – Golden Tadpole
Cameraman: Enrico Silva
Director: Michael Lazovsky
School: Conservatory of the American Film Institute (AFI)

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award – Silver tadpole
“The Creature”
Cameraman: Ignacy Ciszewski
Directed by: Damian Kosowski
Łódź Film School

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award – Bronze Tadpole
Cameraman: Dani Benejam
Directed by: Lucas Parra
Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC)

Documentary Golden Frog
Cameraman: Jonas Schneider
Directed by: Lea Najjar

Short documentary Golden Frog
“A Mouthful of Gasoline”
Cameraman: Adrian Watson
Directed by: Jess Kohl

Director debut
“Love According to Dalva”
Cameraman: Caroline Guimbal
Directed by: Emmanuelle Nicot

Movie debut
“Love According to Dalva”
Cameraman: Caroline Guimbal
Directed by: Emmanuelle Nicot

Video clip
Emmit Fenn “Light Shining Through”
Cameraman: David Okolo
Directed by: Conner Bell

TV serials
“Landscape Architects”
Cameraman: Erik Wilson
Directed by: Will Sharpe

Audience Award
Cameraman: Mandy Walker
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann


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