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We are honored to announce that one of the legendary cinematographers working today, Christian Berger, best known for his collaborations with Michael Haneke, will once again be one of the tutors at the FFF workshop at the Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers’ Film Festival in Bitola (Sept 22-29).

In addition to Haneke, Berger worked with such directors as Virgil Widrich, Terrence Malick, Luc Bondy, Wolfgang Glück, Stephen Gaghan, Amos Gitai, Peter Sehr and Marie-Noèlle, and János Szász. For his work on The White Ribbon, he was nominated for an Oscar, and received numerous cinematography awards, including the national German and Austrian prizes, as well the awards from various critics associations in U.S.

Berger has invented a special lighting system, Cine Reflect , which  in addition to creating new aesthetic possibilities for the camera, this system gives actors and directors unprecedented flexibility and freedom. Berger is an Em. University professor at the Vienna Film Academy and holds a membership of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences since 2010.  He is as well a founding member of the Lichtakademie Bartenbach, guest lecturer at various international film schools and workshops (Bolzano, Havana, FEMIS / Paris, HFF and DFFB Berlin, Danske Filmskol Copenhagen, FAAP Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv University, Focal Zürich, Generation Campus 2013 Moscow Film School, NFTS – National Film and Television School London 2016, Terre di Cinema – Cinematographers Days – Masters of Light Sicily Italy 2016).

You can check out this interview titled Christian Berger on Distance:

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