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DYNAMIC DUO P eter Zeitlinger and Werner Herzog will receive the cinematographer- director duo award at the 31st edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE. The award recognises two greats in their respective crafts but whose best work comes from working together. Zeitlinger studied cinematography at the Vienna Conservatory before entering the world of arthouse film. Since then, his genre-spanning credits have included Losses to be Expected , James Franco’s Future World and The Angel in the Wall . Herzog – a director, screenwriter, producer, actor and poet – is considered a pioneer of German New Cinema. His first feature, Signs of Life , brought him into the critical foreground, and he’s since made over 60 films. Together, Zeitlinger and Herzog have enjoyed nearly 30 years of collaboration, co-creating 13 documentaries – including the Oscar-nominated Encounters at the End of the World –

and six features. Their 2010 documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams , exploring the world-famous Chauvet Cave in France, was a contender in EnergaCAMERIMAGE’s first-ever 3D Films Competition alongside Gravity , Avatar and The Great Gatsby . Both Zeitlinger and Herzog will be attending this year’s festival in person to receive their joint award and meet with other attendees.

LOOKS MATTER EnergaCAMERIMAGE is the festival that focuses on aesthetics, with films being recognised for their cinematography

ONCE IN A LIFETIME P eter Biziou BSC will be honoured at this year’s festival with the lifetime achievement award, given to those who’ve distinguished themselves as having an exceptional impact on film. Born in Wales during the World War II, Biziou grew up under cinema’s umbrella, being raised by single father and cinematographer Leon Bijou. He studied engineering, machining and technical drawing at Paddington Secondary Technical School (now Quintin Kynaston School) while accompanying his father on film productions. Biziou’s career started with commercial projects, fashion shoots

and shorts, working regularly with photographer Robert Freeman. He garnered acclaim for Another Country , winning best artistic contribution at Cannes. He later shot Pink Floyd: The Wall , The Truman Show and Mississippi Burning , which won him an Oscar and nominations from the ASC, BSC and BAFTA.

On The Truman Show , Biziou drew from his commercial work, selecting wide-angle lenses that were popular in that particular sphere. The film has become a celebrated classic, not only for its story but also its style. Biziou will attend the festival to receive his award, with presentations of his finest work also on offer.



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