Guillaume Schiffman
Schiffman in 2011
Years active1970–present
PartnerEmmanuelle Bercot
ChildrenNemo 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 Artist with Hazanavicius. Schiffman shot The Artist in color and then monochromed it into black-and-white in the lab.[2]

On 24 January 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]


Year Title Notes
1989 Comme d'habitude Short film
1992 Les merisiers
1994 Pas si grand que ça! TV movie
1994 Le sourire
1994 Le tapis brûle Short film
1995 Arrêt d'urgence TV movie
1995 Montana Blues
1996 Bernie
1996 L'@mour est à réinventer TV mini-series
1997 Pardaillan TV movie
1998 La loïe Fuller Short film
1998 Class Trip
1999 Chasseurs d'écume TV mini-series
1999 Kennedy et moi
2000 La tartine Short film
2001 Les enquêtes d'Éloïse Rome TV series
2001 Young Blades
2001 Des anges Short film
2002 La bande du drugstore
2003 Brocéliande
2003 Ambre a disparu TV movie
2003 Quelqu'un vous aime... Short film
2004 Anatomy of Hell
2004 The Great Role
2004 The Red Notebook Short film
2004 93, rue Lauriston TV movie
2005 Chok-Dee
2005 Belzec Documentary
2006 OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies Nominated—César Award for Best Cinematography
2006 Les ambitieux
2007 Regarde-moi
2007 Lady Bar TV movie
2007 Un certain regard Short film
2008 A Simple Heart
2009 OSS 117: Lost in Rio
2009 Une dernière cigarette Short film
2010 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Nominated—César Award for Best Cinematography
2010 The Counsel
2010 Toi, moi, les autres
2011 Chez Gino
2011 The Artist BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
César Award for Best Cinematography
Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
2011 La collection - Écrire pour... 5 fois Nathalie Baye TV series
2012 The Players
2012 Populaire Nominated—César Award for Best Cinematography
2013 On My Way
2013 Turning Tide
2014 Une histoire banale
2014 The Search
2015 Standing Tall
2015 Jailbirds
2016 Amis publics
2016 150 Milligrams
2018 Return of the Hero
2019 The Translators
2019 The Best Is Yet to Come


  1. ^ a b Lodge, Guy (26 January 2011). "Oscar Guide 2011: Best Cinematography". HitFix. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ Cruz, Gilbert (19 January 2011). "What Is This Artist Movie That's Winning All the Awards?". Time. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Baftas 2012 the winners - the full list". The Guardian. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  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 (10 January 2011). "Contender – Director of Photography Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist". Below The Line. Retrieved 24 February 2012.