For the 31st edition of the IFFC “Manaki Brothers” - Vilmos Zsigmond is the winner of the lifetime achievement award “Gold Camera 300”
31st August 2010, Bitola - ICFF Manaki Brothers and Vip operator are pleased to announce the winner of the lifetime achievement award for 2010.
Mister Vilmos Zsigmond, A.S.C. (American Society of Cinematographers) is this year’s winner of the Golden Camera 300 of the oldest festival in the world dedicated to Directors of Photography (Cinematographers).
Zigmond is an exceptional person and a living legend who has signed over eighty films with the most eminent American and world directors.
He was born in 1930 in Hungary, as the son of a famous football player. He studied film in Budapest, where he completed a master’s degree in cinematography. In 1962 he becomes an American citizen. He worked on the filming of many low-budget independent and educational films prior to his active engagement in the film industry.
Besides working with R. Altman (McCABE & MRS. MILLER), W. Allen (Melinda and Melinda), Brian De Palma (The Black Dahlia), M. Chimino (The Dear Hunter), S. Spielberg (The Sugarland Express), he has worked on films directed by actors S. Penn and J. Nicholson.
He has been nominated four times for the Academy Award, winning the golden statuette in 1977 for S. Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
The eighty-year-old Director of Photography will be our guest at the 31st edition of the ICFF Manaki Brothers in Bitola.
More information for IFFC “Manaki Brothers” can be found on www.manaki.com.mk