Age 68, nationality Norwegian. Photo and Film education from Manchester College of Art&Design. Master of Art (RCA) Film&TV, Royal College of Art, London. He has photographed more than 20 feature films, and has produced, photographed and/or directed several hundred short films and documentaries. He works today as cinematographer, producer and director, mainly in his own company. During his time in the film industry, he has been President of the Norwegian Union of Film Workers, Vice President in the NSC/Norwegian Society of Cinematographers and General Secretary of IMAGO, in addition to many years working as Board member in the three above mentioned organizations. He is currently the President of IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers.
Paul René Roestad
Was born in 1967, he grew up in Budoia, a beautiful 900 inhabitants little village under the mountains in the north east of Italy. Only surrounded by the countryside and the paintings of his father, he is a painter himself since he was a child, a photographer before knowing to write his name. He naturally made his passion become his profession. He had a chance as a student to have many great masters, among them, first of all Giuseppe Rotunno (AIC, ASC), with whom he trained cinematography for 2 years at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. As a professional cinematographer he has shot more than a hundred shorts and long feature films. He won the Small Golden Camera 300 Award at last year’s 37 Manaki Brothers- Short Film Competition, for the French film “Le Park”.
Born in 1974, has been working as a cinematographer since his graduation in 2000. In addition to shooting films, he also works as a screenwriter and director in both feature and documentary productions. Films shot/directed/written by him have been screened in festivals worldwide, and awarded, for example in Cannes (Best film Award at last year’s Cannes program Certain Regard) for his debut film THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI, for which at last year’s 37th Manaki Brothers Competition Camera 300, he got The Golden Camera 300, showing his great talent.
Born in 1983 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Graduated Film & TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje. He belongs to the young generation of Macedonian filmmakers showing his talent without any doubt. After 7 short films and one middle length film, made for TV, he directed his story at the Omnibus feature film SKOPJE REMIXED. Then he worked as co-writer of Vladimir Blazevski’s PUNK IS NOT DEAD in 2011 (winner of the Cristal Globe at the Competition of Karlovy Vary 2016-East of the West). His first feature film THREE DAYS IN SEPTEMBER had its world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival. The film was also shown at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Film Festival Cottbus etc.
Born January 19, 1976 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated at the Film Camera Department at HFF Munchen in the class of Michael Ballhaus. He attended Master-classes: Roger Deakins - Lighting From Documentary to Fiction; Tom Stern - Faces in The Dark; Dante Spinotti - Panavision Workshop, Vilmos Zsigmond - Kodak Lighting Workshop. He is teaching Film Photography at the Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo and has worked as a cinematographer on numerous fiction, documentaries, commercials, videos and promotional films.