Polish cinematographer born in 1945, in Katowice. Graduate of the PWSFTviT in Łódź, he has worked on several dozen films. He has also won recognition as screenplay writer and director. Idziak has cooperated with some of the most prominent figures of the Polish cinema. They include Andrzej Wajda (The Wedding and The Orchestra Conductor), Krzysztof Kieślowski (A Short Film About Killing, Three Colors: Blue), and Krzysztof Zanussi (Imperative, The Quarterly Balance and others). He has been successfully working in the United States. In 2002, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down. Sławomir Idziak is a frequent visitor of the Festival. In 1993, he was member of the Main Competition jury. He has been nominated for Golden Frog award several times: in 2002, for Black Hawk Down, and in 2004, for Krzysztof Zanussi's Paradigma. In 2007 and 2008, he presided over the jury at the Nokia Movie Competition. In 2012 he served on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. Since 2003 Sławomir Idziak has conducted the Festival's cinematography workshops several times (including Arri workshops). The films with his cinematography have frequently been featured in the Main Competition, as well as in retrospective reviews. In 2016 he led the seminar entitled "Charmed by Kieslowski". In 2013 he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Polish director, born in 1972. His most widely recognized film is Hamster, which was nominated for the Polish Short Film Competition at the New Horizons film festival. He directed the popular TV series Usta Usta. Enjoying recognition as a director of commercials, he was recognized at the Commercials Creators Club Festival two times. In 2010, the attended the Plus Camerimage Festival. He won the Best Music Video award for Kora's “Zabawa w chowanego".
British film, and theatre actor, born in 1948 in Cowes. He began his career on the stage of the Bristol Theatre, later on he joined the troupe of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in London. His filmography includes such productions as Karl Reisz's French Lieutenant's Woman, Roland Joffé's The Mission, David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, J.C. Chandor's Margin Call. Winner of Academy Award for Best Actor in Leading Role in Barbet Schroeder's Reversal of Fortune. His acting skills were also recognized with two Golden Globes, two Emmys, Screen Actors Guild Award, Film Independent Award, and nominations for BAFTA, and Golden Satellite. He attended the Camerimage Festival in 1997.
American director and scriptwriter, born in 1928 in Berkeley. A three-time Oscar nominee. The American Film Academy has recognized his directing skills in The Remains of the Day, Howards End, and A Room with a View. Ivory's films have won Oscars, and Oscar nominations in various categories, e.g. recognizing Ivory's long-time collaborator - screenwriter Ruth Jhabvala. James Ivory has also been nominated for awards at the festivals in Berlin, Cannes, and Venice. He has successfully adapted Henry James' novels: A Room with a View, The Bostonians, and The Europeans. His body of work encompasses approximately thirty films. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Bard's College in New York. The director attended the Camerimage Festival in 2003. That year he chaired the Main Competition jury, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for the Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. Howards End was selected for the Main Competition at the 1st edition of the Festival. Special screenings featured such films as Jefferson in Paris (1995), and Le Divorce (2003).