Marek Żydowicz, the President of the TUMULT Foundation and the Director of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE, was invited to join the European Film Academy as a voting member!
Marek Żydowicz © Sabine Felber
In the letter sent by the current chairwoman of the Academy, Agnieszka Holland, we read as follows: “We feel that your presence and contribution would help the European Film Academy to protect and strengthen European cinema as well as its artistic and commercial values.” This is yet another international distinction bestowed upon Marek Żydowicz, who has earlier been recognized by German Society of Cinematographers bvk and by European Federation of Cinematographers IMAGO, and has received honorary membership of the American Society of Cinematographers ASC.
The European Film Academy was founded in 1989 by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. Among its founding members were Pedro Almodóvar, Lord Richard Attenborough, Bernardo Bertolucci, Claude Chabrol, Federico Fellini, Isabelle Huppert, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Sir Ben Kingsley, Marcello Mastroianni, Jiri Menzel, Nikita Michałkow, Sven Nykvist, Eric Rohmer, Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Andrzej Wajda, Wim Wenders and Krzysztof Zanussi. European Film Awards, which are given by the Academy, are widely considered as one of the most important international film prizes, and they play a crucial part in promotion of European cinema on all of the continents.