Published: 22 December 2022 at 14:20
Recent ARU graduate wins the Bill Vinten University Award for Cinematography
Recent Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) filmmaking graduate Agata Kazmierczak has won a prestigious national honour at the Guild of Television Camera Professionals Awards.
Agata, who graduated this year from the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course in Cambridge, received the 2022 Bill Vinten University Award for Cinematography for her work on Roots, a film produced as part of her ARU course. In addition to Agata, two other recent ARU graduates, Lidia Bieniarz (for A Film about My Dad) and Chloe Kelly (for Therapy), were also in the running for the Cinematography award.
Roots, directed by Ugne Jurgaityte, tells the story of a young woman and her mother living alone in rural isolation. The young woman wakes one morning to discover her mother has died. It is a moment in time that marks both an ending and the potential of a new beginning.
Roots was screened at the Arts Picturehouse in October as part of the Cambridge Film Festival, and footage from Roots can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL9btw9OZ5s
Sophie Jackson, Agata’s tutor on the BA Film and Television Production course at ARU, said:
Roots was directed by Ugne Jurgaityte and co-produced by Joana Neves-Brito, while Mihai Alexandru Filipache was the writer and associate producer. Director of photography Agata was assisted by camera operators Marc Jackson and Yegor Chmilewsky, and camera assistant Luke Redup.