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Oscar winner Peter Biziou wins the Golden Camera 300 and EnergaCAMERIMAGE Lifetime Achievement Award

Sep 19, 2023

Peter Biziou has been awarded the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement as well as the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Lifetime Achievement Award.

Having won an Oscar for Best Cinematography among other prestigious awards, he has become one of the most distinguished British cinematographers in history.

The cinematographer of Mississippi Burning, The Truman Show, In The Name Of The Father, Damage, Pink Floyd – The Wall, Life Of Brian, Time Bandits, 9½ Weeks, Richard III, and many other notable films, the Oscar winner Peter Biziou, is this year’s laureate of the Golden Camera 300 for Life Achievement.

Biziou has worked with many major directorial names in the world of film. With Alan Parker, he made the drama Mississippi Burning starring the actors Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe, that won him the Oscar in 1988. With Jim Sheridan, he made In The Name Of The Father starring Daniel Day-Lewis, with Peter Weir he made The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey, and with Luis Malle he made Damage starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche.

Biziou started his tandem work with Parker in 1976, with the film Bugsy Malone that launched the career of the film star Jodie Foster, and they also worked together on the famous work from 1982 – Pink Floyd – The Wall.

Another specific point in Biziou’s fruitful career is his cooperation with the famous acting, screenwriting and directing group of Monty Python. With their cult director, Terry Gilliam, in 1979 he made the Life Of Brian a burlesque comedy/parody of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, and in 1981 The Time Bandits.

Peter Biziou’s work on Mississippi Burning between 1988 and 1989 has brought him not only the Oscar® for Best Cinematography, but also the nominations to the ASC Award (American Society of Cinematographers), the BSC Award (British Society of Cinematographers) and the BAFTA Film Award in the same category. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has also nominated him for creating an exceptional visual form for The Truman Show, while BSC, throughout the years nominating and mentioning him on numerous occasions, awarded him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. Peter Biziou has also won at Cannes Film Festival Award for the Best Artistic Contribution, for Another Country. His Richard III, shot almost a decade later, was nominated to the CAMERIMAGE Golden Frog in the Main Competition.

In November 2023, he’ll grace Toruń with his presence to receive 31st EnergaCAMERIMAGE Lifetime Achievement Award.

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