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Denisa Buranová crowned Slovakian cinematographer of the year

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- The Association of Slovak Cinematographers has dished out awards in recognition of the best domestic works

Denisa Buranová crowned Slovakian cinematographer of the year
DoP Denisa Buranova with her award (© Association of Slovak Cinematographers)

Slovakian DoP Denisa Buranová has received the main CAMERA 2019 Award for her work on the film By a Sharp Knife [+see also:
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at the biannual gathering of domestic professionals from the Association of Slovak Cinematographers. Buranová belongs to the young generation of Slovakian cinematographers, and she also lensed Iveta Grófová’s Crystal Bear-winning Little Harbour [+see also:
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, for which she also won the national The Sun in a Net Award for Best Cinematography (see the news), and Mira Fornay’s short film Gardeners. She has also worked with established director Peter Kerekes. Her work on Teodor Kuhn’s political thriller and family drama was singled out from among a total of 18 feature-length fiction films in contention. The runners-up were Ján Meliš for lensing Marko Škop’s drama Let There Be Light [+see also:
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and Martin Štrba for Julius Ševčík’s period drama The Glass Room [+see also:
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Juraj Mravec, the director, screenwriter and cinematographer of Lost Home [+see also:
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, which takes a close look at the war in Syria and Iraq, received the gong for Best Documentary Cinematography while Tomáš Juríček was awarded in the television-series category for his work on the period miniseries Maria Theresa (see the news). The association honoured DoP Richard Krivda with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Krvida has lensed predominantly documentary projects and has shot in 52 countries. The Award for Technological Contribution went to Vlado Struhar, a director of adverts who developed the software tool QTAKE, which is used to log, capture, play back, edit and process video output, and which has been used for blockbusters such as Terminator 6 and the forthcoming titles in the Star Wars and Avatar [+see also:
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Here is the full list of winners:

CAMERA 2019 – Feature Film

Winner
Denis Buranová – By a Sharp Knife [+see also:
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Runners-up
Ján Meliš – Let There Be Light [+see also:
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(Slovakia/Czech Republic)
Martin Štrba – The Glass Room [+see also:
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(Czech Republic/Slovakia)

CAMERA 2019 – Documentary Film

Winner
Juraj Mravec – Lost Home [+see also:
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Runners-up

Ondřej Szollos – The Good Death [+see also:
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(Slovakia/Czech Republic/Austria/France)
Dušan Husár – Doing What They Love (Sudan)

CAMERA 2019 – Television Series

Winner
Tomáš Juríček – Maria Theresa (Czech Republic/Austria/Hungary/Slovakia)

Runners-up
Nick Kollár – Dame and King (Czech Republic)
Martin Rau – Behind the Glass (season 3)

CAMERA 2019 – Short Film

Winner
Michal Babinec – Flora (Spain)

Runners-up
Anna Smoroňová – Kid
Nick Kollár – Trip

CAMERA 2019 – Commercial

Winner
Michal Babinec – Heroes of Today

Runners-up
Marián Ontko – Dedoles_Astral_Freedom
Dušan Husár – Royal Crown Cola

CAMERA 2019 – Music Video

Winner
Dušan Husár – Yesterday’s Wake by Son Lux

Runners-up
Tomasz Wierzbicki – Panowie v kapeluszach by Sabina
Michal Babinec – Exil by Territorie

CAMERA 2019 – Student Film

Winner
Oliver Záhlava – Pura Vida

Runners-up
Lucia Kovaľová – Indian Summer
Lukáš Kačerjak – Zodiac Paradoxies

Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard Krivda

Award for Technological Contribution
Vlado Struhár

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