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Göteborg launches cinematography award

The award is in memory of Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist [pictured].

The Göteborg International Film Festival is introducing a new award for its 2014 edition, in memory of Oscar winning cinematographer Sven Nykvist who worked with Ingmar Bergman and Roman Polanski among others.

The award, worth €5,800, is being funded by the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Foundation. It will be presented to innovative cinematographers, especially those working in the vein of Nykvist.

Renowned cinematographer Nykvist, who died in 2006, worked on over 120 films, collaborating with directors including Woody Allen and Andrei Tarkovsky. 

He won two Oscars for Cries and Whispers and Fanny and Alexander.

The Göteborg International Film Festival 2014 will take place from Jan 24-Feb 3 in Sweden. 

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