American director, producer, and screenwriter, born in 1955 in New Jersey. Two-time winner of an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. The films that brought him these distinctions are Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, and The Times of Harvey Milk (shared with Richard Schmiechen). He also won awards at Berlin and Sundance film festivals. His body of work, apart from numerous documentary films, includes a feature film created with Jeffrey Friedman - Howl. Rob Epstein attended the Camerimage Festival in 2010 and 2014. During his first visit he was on the jury of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition. That year, a retrospective of his documentaries was held. At a special screening, the audience had a chance to see Howl. In 2014 he chaired the jury of the Student Etudes Competition.
Hungarian cinematographer, born in 1976 in Budapest. He has worked on feature films, TV films and commercials. His cinematography in James White (directed by Josh Mond) could be seen at film festivals in Toronto and London, among others. He received international acclaim thanks to the cinematography in Son of Saul, directed by Laszlo Nemes, which received Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes IFF. Mátyás Erdély has attended the Camerimage Festival two times already. The cinematography in Son of Saul won him the Bronze Frog in the 2015 Main Competition. The next year he led the Kodak masterclass based on that film.
Polish documentary filmmaker, journalist and producer, born in 1956 in Warsaw. She has worked with such prestigious foreign TV stations and news agencies as the Spanish EFE, the American CBS News, or the British BBC. Her non-fiction work repeatedly addressed the problems of Russia and Eastern Europe - the martial law in Poland, the dissolution of the USSR, the reigns of Yeltsin and Putin, and the Beslan school hostage crisis. She has also made movies and TV shows on, among others, labour camps in North Korea ("Gateway to Hell", 2004) or the civil war in Colombia ("Cocaine War", 2000). She is the author of television series "Documentaries by Ewa Ewart", recognized in 2009 with Wiktor Award. Ewa Ewart was a guest of Camerimage festival in 2013 and 2015. During her first visit she sat on the jury of the Feature Documentary Films Competition. She was also one of the experts on the Talent Demo program. In 2015 she presented her documenatry film Reclaim the city.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1958 in Łódź. He has collaborated with the most prominent Polish filmmakers, including Roman Polański (Carnage), Andrzej Wajda (Pan Tadeusz, Sweet Rush), and Jerzy Stuhr (Love Stories). He gained worldwide acclaim for his work on Roman Polański's The Pianist. That film won him an Oscar nomination in 2003, as well as the European Film Award. He has received many other prestigious distinctions, such as the César, the Golden Duck, or the Golden Lions awards. He has collaborated with American directors: Steve Zaillian (All the King's Men), and Vadim Perelman (The Life Before Her Eyes). Paweł Edelman has participated in seven editions of the Festival so far. In 2007, at the 15th Festival, he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 1997, he won the Bronze Frog award for Family Affairs, directed by Leszek Wosiewicz. The festival audience has had a chance to admire his work during special screenings and the World Panorama cycle. They featured such films with his cinematography as All the King's Men, Katyń, The Ghost Writer, and Carnage.
American cinematographer, born in 1953 in Portland. A long-time collaborator of director Gus Van Sant, with whom he has made such films as Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, To Die For or Elephant. He has also been behind the cinematography of such films as Knocked Up by Judd Apatow, The Break-Up by Peyton Reed or The Change-Up by David Dobkin. He is a renowned cinematographer of music videos and has collaborated with Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen or Red Hot Chilli Peppers, among others. Eric Alan Edwards attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. He was a member of the Cinematographers’ Debut Competition jury.
American cinematographer, born in 1946 in Mountain Lake. Winner of the Independent Spirit award for his work on Wild At Heart, and Night On Earth. A long-term collaborator of David Lynch, with whom he has made such films as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Wild At Heart. He has also worked with Jim Jarmusch on Night On Earth, Coffee and Cigarettes, and Broken Flowers. His credits include Ang Lee's Hulk, Christopher Reeve's In the Gloaming, and many other American productions. Frederic Elmes has attended the Festival twice. In 2000, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo award, for his collaboration with David Lynch. At the 17th edition, he sat the Polish Films Competition.
American cinematographer. Born in 1960 in California. An Oscar and the ASC Award winner for the cinematography in Paul T. Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his work in George Clooney’s Good Nigh and Good Luck. He also worked on such productions as Inherent Vice by Paul T. Anderson, Tomorrow Never Dies by Roger Spottiswood, The Men Who Stare at Goats by Grant Heslov and Salt by Phillip Noyce. Robert Elswit attended the Festival in 2005. Several years later, during the 24 edition of Camerimage, he got the Award in the Best TV Pilots Competition for his work in The Night Of: The Beach.
Australian cinematographer, born in Sydney. A member of the Australian Cinematographers Society ACS. He has worked with such esteemed cinematographers as William Fraker, Laszlo Kovacs and Dariusz Wolski. His filmography includes, among many others, The Matrix triogy, James Magold’s Wolverine and Simon Curtis’s Woman in Gold. Ross Emery was a guest of the Camerimage Festival in 2015 and 2016. During his first visit he was a member of the Director’s Debuts Competition and the following year he sat in the Polish Films Competition jury. Woman in Gold with his cinematography was screened as a part of Special Screenings in 2015.