Pierre Angénieux

A tribute to excellence in cinematography

Angénieux pays tribute to cinematographers at the Festival de Cannes

“… And I wish to say again that Angénieux had a beautiful idea, and that this event has become a rendez-vous to gather and honor one of the great cinematographers. Little by little, this palmares is sketching another map of world cinema, another “Map of the Stars” — the great stars of cinema lighting. The Cannes Festival is therefore very pleased to partner this award.”


Thierry Frémaux

Delegate General of the Festival de Cannes

In 2013, for the first time in its history, Angénieux became an Official Partner of the Festival de Cannes.

On this occasion, the company created the Pierre Angénieux tribute to highlight the work of directors of photography.

During an exceptional ceremony at the Palais des Festivals, in presence of outstanding personalities and talents of the world of cinema, the winning cinematographer is presented with an Angénieux lens, specially engraved in the Saint-Héand factory with his or her name.

Among the winners are Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC in 2013, Vilmos Zsigmond HSC ASC in 2014, Roger Deakins BSC ASC in 2015, Peter Suschitzky ASC in 2016, Christopher Doyle HKSC in 2017, Edward Lachman ASC in 2018, Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC in 2019, Agnès Godard AFC in 2020, Darius Khondji AFC ASC in 2022, Barry Ackroyd in 2023 and Santosh Sivan in 2024.

From 2018, Angénieux decided to highlight a young talent of cinematography during the same ceremony through a Special Encouragement. The recipients were Cecile Zhang from China in 2018, Modhura Palit from India in 2019, Pamela Albarran from Mexico in 2021 Evelin van Rei from the Netherlands in 2022, Haya Khairat in 2023 and Kadri Koop in 2024.

  • 2013

    Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC

  • 2014

    Vilmos Zsigmond HSC ASC

  • 2015

    Roger A. Deakins BSC ASC

  • 2016

    Peter Suschitzky ASC

  • 2017

    Christopher Doyle HKSC

  • 2018

    Edward Lachman ASC

    • Promising cinematographer: Cecile Zhang

  • 2019

    Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC

    • Promising cinematographer: Modhura Palit

  • 2021

    Agnès Godard AFC

    • Promising cinematographer: Pamela Albarrán

  • 2022

    Darius Khondji AFC ASC

    • Promising cinematographer: Evelin Van Rei

  • 2023

    Barry Ackroyd BSC

    • Promising cinematographer: Haya Khairat

  • 2024

    Santosh Sivan ASC ISC

    • Promising cinematographer: Kadri Koop

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