IMAGO, The European Federation of Cinematographers has become the global umbrella organisation for Cinematographer societies.
Our panel at Cinec 2018 involved Vice President Nina Kellgren BSC and board members Elen Lotman ESC and Ron Johanson ACS. Iain Hazlewood gained a fascinating insight into the valuable work that IMAGO is doing for cinematographers on many levels.
On a business level they have been struggling for authorship recognition for cinematographers, a situation that varies widely from country to country. Their gender and diversity group has conducted research and is enabling the rising conversation about equality in the film industry.
Perhaps their core strength is in championing cinematography as an art form that cannot be reduced to mere statistics or a by-the-numbers approach. New talent needs to be encouraged and incubated and existing professionals deserve creative freedom.
Cinec tv was sponsored by Sony, Zeiss, Cinemoves, DMG Lumière by ROSCO, BSC Expo and British Cinematographer.