The blog by Angénieux

EVENT 2019/06/04

Back on Angénieux ExcelLens 2019 Ceremony

On May 24, 2019, one day before the closing of the Cannes Film Festival, Angénieux paid tribute to the director of photography Bruno Delbonnel (AFC and ASC) and for the second consecutive year, also highlighted the work of a young cinematographer during the Ceremony.

TECHNOLOGY 2019/05/29

Angénieux goes prime!

After 50 years almost fully dedicated to high-end zoom lens design and production, Angénieux chooses the Cannes Film Festival to announce a complete set of high-end Full Frame prime lenses – the Optimo Prime Series, in partnership with Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc and Jebsen Industrial Technology Co LTD.

COMMUNITY 2019/05/24

Interview in Cannes of Bruno Delbonnel, AFC* ASC**, the seventh recipient of the Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography award

Just two days before receiving the 2019 ExcelLens award at Cannes, Bruno Delbonnel talked exclusively to Angénieux about a wide range of topics, including the various professions that make up a film crew, the role of directors of photography and the recognition they receive, the digital transition, equipment choices, and his advice for young people.

COMMUNITY 2019/05/23

Young Indian cinematographer Modhura Palit to receive the 2nd Angenieux “special encouragement” award at the Cannes Film Festival

Young Indian cinematographer Modhura Palit  EICA (Eastern India Cinematographers Association), IWCC (Indian Women Cinematographers Collective) will receive the 2nd Angénieux “special encouragement” award on May 24th, 2019 during the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival. This recognition will allow Modhura the opportunity to use the most sophisticated Angénieux lenses on an upcoming project. She told us more about herself and her vision of cinematography.

EVENT 2019/04/26


Since 2013, as an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival, Angénieux has been paying a tribute to a prominent director of photography during the « Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography » ceremony. This event turns the spotlight on worldwide masters of light, directors of photography, without whom cinema would not exist.

HISTORY 2019/04/09

in book stores “Angénieux and Cinema, from Light to Image”!

For quite some time, Angénieux has been thinking of doing a book to trace the incredible rise of the Angénieux brand, since the creation of the company in 1935 by Pierre Angénieux. The dream has actually come true and the 270-page book with a French and an English edition previewed at NAB 2019 before its international release in book stores.

COMMUNITY 2018/11/07


Contrary to the conventional belief, it is not always complicated or expensive to shoot in Anamorphic if you use an Angénieux lightweight lens, as expressed by Kathryn Brillhart in her testimonial. Kathryn defines herself as ‘a director, cinematographer, and innovator in experimental media. Her body of work explores deeper human issues by pushing the boundaries of visual poetry, movement, and mixed media’. [1]

COMMUNITY 2018/09/28

Only I asked to the production “Get the Monster Glass!”  says Shu Hirayama – Director of Photography ON BORN IN HEAVEN

A DP review of Optimo Anamorphic 42-420 A2S

"First of all, I’m very satisfied about what the Optimo Anamorphic 42-420 A2S brought to this movie Born In Heaven. It gave me, the DP, various creative options in preproduction and these came true on the set as well as in postproduction.

COMMUNITY 2018/06/28

“A Child’s Smile” deserved an Angénieux, A testimonial by Jérôme Dolbert, back from Cambodia

Jerôme Dolbert delivers us a testimonial about how the Optimo Style 48-130 was his best companion for an extraordinary human adventure in Cambodia, filming young girls who found their way back to life and smile through education.

Photo credit Jérôme Dolbert

EVENT 2018/06/08

Conversations with Cecile Zhang in Cannes

Young Chinese cinematographer Cecile Zhang has been the first recipient of the Angénieux special encouragement on the occasion of Angénieux’s Tribute to Ed Lachman ceremony on May 18th at 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Cecile Zhang who graduated with honors from the Beijing Film Academy –  got the opportunity to use an Angénieux zoom lens of her choice on her next project. She received this Angénieux special  encouragement from Severine Serrano’s – Angénieux Managing Director and famous Chinese actor Xu Zheng.

We got time to know more about her in Cannes.