(Munich, Germany--June 4, 2012) For the third year in a row, ARRI played host to the Cannes International Film Festival Director’s Fortnight Happy Hour events, bringing together directors, producers, cinematographers and industry professionals from around the world. The beautiful beach side location gave the perfect opportunity for guests to enjoy the view and meet the steadily growing ALEXA family; ALEXA Studio and ALEXA M.
Later in the week the festival awarded Michael Haneke the top prize of the Palme d’Orf or AMOUR, a film of love and death. Shot by Darius Khondji AFC, ASC, AMOUR was one of the first projects world-wide to capture with ARRI ALEXA in ARRIRAW.
Also captured with ALEXA was JAGTEN by Thomas Vinterberg who’s leading actor Mads Mikkelsen garnered the award for best actor along with cinematographer Charlotte Brus Christensen winning the Vulcain award for artist technician.
DJECA, directed by Aida Bejic received the Special Distinction of Un Certain Regard, shot by Erol Zubcevic, captured with ALEXA and ARRI/Zeiss Master Prime lenses. In the Director’s Fortnight selection the SACD award went to CAMILLE REDOUBLE, directed by Noéme Lvovsky and shot by Jean Marc Fabre also captured with ALEXA.
Stephan Schenk, General Manager Business Unit Camera & DI systems at ARRI commented “We congratulate all the winners and nominees of this year’s awards. We are truly delighted so many of these amazing productions chose to shoot with the ARRI ALEXA and almost all the winners of the main competition where shot with ARRI film cameras. This year we celebrate our 95th anniversary and will endeavor to continue to provide leading-edge technology to enable filmmakers to tell their stories and create and capture their vision.
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries, agents and representatives that covers all aspects of the film industry: design, engineering, production, equipment rental, turnkey lighting solutions, postproduction, film and sound laboratory services, and visual effects. Manufactured products include the groundbreaking ALEXA digital camera system, film cameras, professional camera accessories, cutting-edge LED lighting and DI solutions such as the ARRISCAN and archive tools. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.
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