Guillaume Schiffman

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Guillaume Schiffman

Guillaume Schiffman is a French cinematographer who is known for the films he has made with director Michel Hazanavicius, including OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies in 2006 and OSS 117: Lost in Rio in 2009.[1] Schiffman is particularly known for his work on the The Artist with Hazanavicius. Schiffman shot The Artist in color and then monochromed it into black-and-white in the lab.[2]

On January 24, 2012, Schiffman received his first ever Academy Award nomination for his work on the silent film, The Artist.[1] Schiffman won the BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography in 2012 for The Artist.[3] He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012 along with 175 other individuals.[4]

Guillaume Schiffman is the son of the late French screenwriter and film director, Suzanne Schiffman.[5] His father was American.[5]


  1. ^ a b Lodge, Guy (2011-01-26). "Oscar Guide 2011: Best Cinematography". HitFix. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ Cruz, Gilbert (2011-01-19). "What Is This Artist Movie That's Winning All the Awards?". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Baftas 2012 the winners - the full list". The Guardian. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  4. ^ "Academy Invites 176 to Membership". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Egan, Jack (2011-01-10). "Contender – Director of Photography Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist". Below The Line. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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