While Billie Eilish swept the main categories at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, the award for Best Music Video went to Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus's Old Town Road, directed by Calmatic.
Energa Camerimage 2018: Nova Amor's Birthplace and Childish Gambino's This Is America win Music Videos Competition
The video for Novo Amor's Birthplace won Best Music Video at Energa Camerimage 2018, the film festival celebrating the art of cinematography, while Childish Gambino's This Is America won Best Cinematography In A Music Video.
The winners of the two awards in the Music Videos Competition were announced at the closing ceremony on the final night of the festival, last Saturday (November 17th), at the Opera Nova, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Directed by Jorik Dozy and Sil Van Der Woerd, with cinematography by Nihal Friedel, Nova Amor's Birthplace - shot entirely underwater of the Bali coast - won the Best Music Video award, picked from a shortlist of 18 music videos by a jury chaired by legendary director Julien Temple. The Best Cinematography In A Video award went to Larkin Seiple for his work on the Hiro Murai-directed video for Childish Gambino's This Is America.
Other winners at the 26th official Camerimage were South Korean feature The Fortress, whose DoP Ji Yong Kim won the festival's prestigious Golden Frog award; Dick Pope, DoP of Mike Leigh's Peterloo, which won the international critic's prize, the Fipresci Award; and Robbie Ryan, who won the Audience Award, for his cinematography on The Favourite.
MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION
Best Music Video:
Novo Amor - Birthplace
DoP: Nihal Friedel
Directors: Jorik Dozy, Sil Van Der Woerd
Best Cinematography In A Music Video:
Childish Gambino - This Is America
DoP: Larkin Seiple
Director: Hiro Murai
* Promonews is media partner of the Music Videos Competition at Camerimage 2018
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