Jana Plećaš, Vjeran Hrpka and Igor Martinović are this year’s recipients of the prestigious award for cinematography for 2016. The awards were presented at the Arena, as part of the 64th Pula Film Festival.
This year’s three laureates of the Nikola Tanhofer Award for cinematography were selected by the jury, which consisted of Stanko Herceg, Mirko Pivčević and Darko Šuvak.
“The cinematography by Jana Plećaš in Quit Staring at My Plate is artistic work of the highest category. With her photography, Jana made the film better, which is the starting motive of all DOPs,” states the explanation of the jury that awarded Jana Plećaš with the Nikola Tanhofer Award for cinematography in the feature film Quit Staring at My Plate, directed by Hana Jušić.
The Nikola Tanhofer Award for the short film A Two Way Mirror, directed by Katarina Zrinka Matijević, was presented to cinematographer Vjeran Hrpka, who “used the modest production conditions to his advantage, convincingly showing considerable skills in recognising the beauty of natural light,” and to cinematographer Igor Martinović for TV series House of Cards, because “with systematic use of his expressive means of cinematography, he contributed to the impression that the show makes, from acting performances to the convincingness of the set, and the fluency of film interpretation.”
The Nikola Tanhofer Award is presented for the best accomplishments in art and the artistry of film cinematography with the goal of evaluating the author’s attributes and cinematography excellence, and promoting film photography, visual and film culture.
The annual award for cinematography is presented in three categories: feature film, TV series and short film.