German cinematographer born in 1934, in Osnabrück. A long-time cooperator of director Paul Verhoeven, with whom he made such films as RoboCop, Total Recall, Showgirls, or Hollow Man. Best known for his cinematography of Das Boot, which got him an Oscar nomination. Jost Vacano is one of the patrons of the Camerimage Festival, which he has attended twelve times already. In 1995, 2002, and 2010, he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2003, he evaluated films featured in Student Etudes Competition. He sat the Technical Award jury in 2004. In 2006, he was member of the European Debuts Competition jury, and in 2011, a member of the Directors' Debuts Competition jury. In 2013 he evaluated films in Polish Films Competition. 2007 Plus Camerimage Forum included Jost Vacano's presentation. Das Boot with his cinematography was presented at a special screening in 2000, and Volker Schlondorff's retrospective review at the 17th Plus Camerimage Festival featured The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum.
Chilean cinematographer. He works mainly in the field of documentary films. His productions include such titles as Ivan Osnovikoff and Bettina Perut’s Surire that was awarded at several film festivals, Paola Castillo’s Genoveva, Carola Fuentes and Rafael Valdeavellano’s Chicago Boys, and Maite Alberdi’s I’m Not from Here and The Once. For the cinematography in I’m Not from Here he received the Grand Prix – the Golden Frog in The Documentary Shorts Competition in 2016.
Finnish director and scriptwriter, born in 1977 in Porvoo. Graduate of the Department of Film and Television of the University of Art and Design, Helsinki. He is also known also for his work as an editor, a director of commercials and a storyboard artist. He first gained recognition for his student etudes: Eyes Closed Without Hands (2000) and The Fall (2003). In 2005 he was selected for Cannes Film Festival’s Residence du Festival programme to develop his feature debut, The Visitor. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2008. His latest feature is They Have Escaped (2014), screened at Toronto IFF and Venice IFF, among other festivals. Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the Student Etudes Competition jury and his film They Have Escaped was screened as a part of the Baltic Sea Region Cinema Review.
Cinematographer. Worked on such films as Jiska Rickel's Electriek, and Babaji, an Indian Love Story, Coco Schrijber's Freshly Skinned Dog, and Byambasuren Davaa's Two Horses of Genghis Khan. At the 17th edition of the Festival, he received the Discovery Networks Central Europe Award in Feature Length Documentary Films Competition for Two Horses of Genghis Khan.
Dutch-American cinematographer, born in 1947 in Tilburg. A member of ASC. He started his career as a cinematographer in the 970s, working in the Netherlands at the beginning (he made the cinematography for, among others, Fons Rademakers’ The Assault, awarded with a Golden Globe) and later in the US, where he created such films as Cruel Intentions, directed by Roger Kumble, Just Go with It, by Dennis Dugan or Blade, by Stephen Norrington. For his work in the television film Deliverance Creek he got the ASC nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography inTelevision Movie/Mini-Series/Pilot in 2015. Theo Van De Sande attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the first ever First Look – TV Pilots Competition and he conducted a Panasonic seminar.
Belgian cinematographer, born in Brussels in 1990. A graduate from the Cinematography Faculty of INSAS Film School in Brussels. She started her career working on short films, such as Jay parmi les hommes and Mouettes. Her feature debut was Harry Cleven’s film Angel, which brought her a Spotlight Award nomination, given by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). Juliette Van Dormael attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. For her work in Angel she received the Grand Prix of the Cinematographers’ Debuts Competition.
Dutch cinematographer, born in 1953 in Amsterdam. Specializes in television films, and series, which won him several nomination for Emmy, and ASC awards. The list of feature films with his cinematography includes Ronald F. Maxwell's Gettysburg, and Gods and Generals. Member of ASC, and AMPAS. Kees van Oostrum attended two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2005, he attended the international panel for professionals who evaluate the films selected for the Polish Films Competition. In 2006, his We fight to be free was seen as part of special screenings.
American director, screenwriter and producer, born in 1952 in Louisville. Acclaimed as one of the greatest Independent Film artists. Two-times Oscar Academy Award nominee - for best directing in “Milk" and “Good Will Hunting". He was also awarded at the festival in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. His credits include such films as “My Own Private Idaho", “Drugstore Cowboy", “Last Days", “Elephant", “Psycho", “Gerry", “Milk" or “Good Will Hunting". Gus Van Sant attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2012. That year he accepted the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award, which he received together with Harris Savides. The tribute for the late cinematographer included a selection of films they did together, such as “Elephant" or “Psycho".
American documentary filmmaker born in 1979 in Baltimore. Known for his involvement in the situation in the Middle East. He studied political science and the Arab world at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He had been traveling across the North Africa and Arab countries for several years, and got involved into a Libyan civil war joining the rebel force opposing the government of Muammar Gaddafi. Vandyke is an author of several non-fiction films based on his war experiences from Libya. His latest film Not anymore: A story of revolution was awarded with several international prizes. It tells the story of Syrian freedom-fighters and their reasons to become insurgents. Matthew Vandyke attended the Camerimage festival in 2013. That year his film Not anymore: A story of revolution won the special mention in the Documentary Short Films Competition.
Belgian director, born in 1966. Graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent. Co-founder of the international company CZAR, which produces commercials in Belgium, France, and Germany. In recent years, he has worked on special effects, which he employs in his projects. His films won recognition, and many awards at numerous prestigious festivals, including Cannes, and London. Together with Koen Mortier, he forms the director duo known as Lionel, which directs commercial videos. In 2009, The Hickey Underworld's music video Blond Fire brought him the main award in the Music Videos Competition.
South-American cinematographer, born in Lima. He is a member of the Mexican Society of Cinematographers AMC and the American Society of Cinematographers ASC. He spent many years shooting news coverage and documentaries within the major global hotspots of conflict. He is an acclaimed author of music videos and made videos for Prince, among others. In 2006 he was nominated in the “Best Cinematography” category at the MTV Video Music Awards. He worked on HBO’s vampire series True Blood and shot a pilot for Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain. In 2015 he worked on the cinematography for The 33, Patricia Riggen’s film based on a real-life story. Checco Varese attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015 and 2016. During his first visit he was a member of the Director’s Debut Competition jury, and The 33 with his cinematography was screened as a part of the Main Competition. In 2016 he evaluated the films in the First Look - TV Pilots Competition.
Columbian cinematographer, born in 1969 in Ibague. He has been working on short and feature films, as well as on documentaries and commercials. He often collaborates with South American directors, and was responsible for the visual side of such films as Vanished Elephant (screened at Sundance festival), Undertow by Javier Fuentes-León or Satanas by Andres Baiz. Mauricio Vidal has attended five editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2014 he received Special Mention in Documentary Feature Films Competition for his cinematography in Monte Adentro by Alonso Nicolas Macario. In 2010 Undertow by Javier Fuentes-León with Vidal’s cinematography was featured in special screenings.
Spanish cinematographer, born in 1978 in Barcelona. Graduate, and since 2006 lecturer of the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia in Barcelona. He shoots features and documentary films, as well as commercials and music videos. For his cinematography in short films he has received several awards at festivals in Barcelona or Palm Springs, among others. His credits include such films as Sunset Days by J.A. Duran, The Next by Lluis Quilez, Retruc by Frances Talavera or T is for Tiles by Victor Garcia. Isaac Vila has attended six editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2004 he received the Silver Tadpole award for his work in The Next. His cinematography in The best of me by Roser Aguilar could be seen in 2008 as part of European Panorama.
Columbian cinematographer, born in 1976 in Bucaramanga. Having studied photography at Concordia University in Montreal, Villegas also graduated from the Department of Cinematography of PWSFTviT in Łódź. He employs a variety of equipment in his work: 35 mm and 16 mm formats, as well as digital cameras. The list of his employers includes the award-winning studio Breakthru. His body of work includes both features, and documentary films. He attended seven editions of the Festival. In 2011, he was awarded a Silver Tadpole for his camerawork in Piotr Złotorowicz's Normal People.
American cinematographer, born in 1959 in Boston. Member of ASC. In 2005, she won an award at Sundance for her cinematographic work in Craig Brewer's Hustle and Flow. Vincent was also nominated for the Satellite Awards for Outstanding Cinematography in Kasi Lemmons' Eve's Bayou. Her cinematographic credits include Rory Kelly's Some Girl, and Elanie Proctor's Kin. Recipient of Kodak Vision Award granted by Women in Film. Amy Vincent attended the Camerimage Festival three times. In 2009 and 2014, she was on the jury of the Polish Films Competition. During the 16th edition she conducted the ARRI workshop.
American producer and film marketing specialist. She has been with IM Global since its inception in 2007, where she heads the Worldwide Marketing & Publicity efforts for the company’s seven divisions, as well as overseeing IM Global’s film festival and market participation and corporate publicity. Prior to joining IM Global, Bonnie Voland was the founder and CEO of B. Voland International, an international publicity, marketing, sales, and co-production consulting company. Her clients included First Look Studios, Palm Pictures, Live Entertainment, Fine Line Pictures, Artisan, and Grupo Novo. During her career she has been responsible for the promotion and distribution of many independent films from the US and around the word, often at the most renowned international film festivals, including Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Venice, and AFM. She has also run Golden Globe and Oscar campaigns for several films, including Germany’s nominee for Best Foreign Film, Sophie Scholl. Voland is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bonnie Voland attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. She was a member of the Student’s Etudes Competition’s jury.
German director, screenwriter and actress, born in 1942 in Berlin. Winner of several awards and nominations at the biggest European film festivals, including Berlin, Venice or Cannes. Her directorial credits include such films as The Women of Rosenstrasse, Rosa Luxemburg, Heller Wahn, Sisters, or the Balance of Happiness, The German Sisters or The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, directed together with Volker Schlöndorff. As an actress, she stared in Volker Schlöndorff`s and Rainer Werner Fassbinder`s films, among others. Margarethe von Trotta attended the Festival in 2003, where her film The Women of Rosenstrasse was presented in the Main Competition. The jury of the 3rd edition of the festival evaluated The Promise directed by von Trotta. In 2009 her achievements as an actress and screenwriter could be admired in such films as Coupe de grace and The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, screened as part of Volker Schlöndorff`s retrospective.