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The Hurt Locker Shot On 16MM Fujifilm Stock Wins Six Academy Awards®

Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker was triumphant at the 82nd Academy Awards®, winning six Oscars® including best picture, director, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing and writing (original screenplay). The movie about a US Army bomb disposal squad in Baghdad was shot exclusively on 16mm Fujifilm ETERNA 500T 8673 and ETERNA 250D 8663 negative stocks and follows the success of last year’s best picture and cinematography winner, Slumdog Millionaire – also shot on Fujifilm motion picture film stock.

Fujifilm also received an Academy Award® from in the Scientific and Engineering category. The award was given in recognition of the significant picture quality and workflow improvements made possible in the moviemaking process through the development of Fujicolor ETERNA-RDI, the first motion picture film in the world designed specifically for use in converting digital image data to negative film.

THE HURT LOCKER has also won several other prestigious awards including six at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards where the film took the honours for best film, best director, original screenplay, editing, cinematography and sound and other international awards including the Signis Award at the 65th Venice International Film Festival, the Arca Cinemagiovani Award (Arca Young Cinema Award) for 'Best Film Venezia 65'; the Human Rights Film Network Award; and the 'La Navicella' - Venezia Cinema Award.

For more information on the 16mm Fujifilm stocks used to shoot THE HURT LOCKER please click here:

ETERNA 500T 8673 and ETERNA 250D 8663.

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