A well-known polish stage and movie actress who used to perform at the National Theatre in Warsaw and debuted on the big screen with Agnieszka Holland’s movie Screen Tests. For many years she lived in the USA, where she played in movies directed by Woody Allen, Paul Mazursky and others. Back in Poland she appeared in movies such as Andrzej Wajda’s Danton, Krzysztof Zanussi’s From a Far Country and The Constant Factor, Janusz Morgenstern’s The Yellow Scarf, Leszek Dawid’s You Are God and Marcin Bortkiewicz’s Walpurgis Night. Recently she also appeared in the newest movie by Ryszard Bugajski – Blindness. She lectured at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw and the theater studio of the Jewish Theatre. She is also a successfull voice actress. Małgorzata Zajączkowska was a guest of the festival in 2016. She was a member of the Director’s Debut Competition’s jury member. In the same edition, Ryszard Bugajski’s Blindness where she acted was presented as a part of the Polish Films Competition.
Polish director, and cinematographer, born in 1981 in Koszalin. Graduated from The Cinematography and Television Production Department of PWSFTviT (Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź. His etude Mistrz Świata, created while he still was as student, won him the Jan Machulski Polish Independent Cinema Award for Best Cinematography, and a nomination in the Polish Short Films Competition at the New Horizons Festival. Attended nine editions of the Festival. Mistrz Świata was featured in the Student Etudes Competition in 2006. At the 19th edition of the Festival, he and Piotr Bernaś were awarded the Golden Frog Award in the Short Documentary Films Competition for Paparazzi. In 2013 together with Ryszard Lenczewski he was awarded with the Golden Frog for his cinematography in Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski. Two years later, in 2015, he was among the jurors of the Feature Lenght Documentary Films Competition, and his cinematography in Magnus von Horn's The Here After was presented in the Polish Films Competition. In 2016 the festival audience has a chance to see Żal's cinematography in two films, both directed by Wojciech Kasperski: The High Frontier in Polish Films Competition and Icon in Documentary Feature Lenght Films Competition.
American film producer, born in 1934 in Los Angeles. He began his career as an assistant of his father, Darryl F. Zanuck, who was then the president of 20th Century Fox. Four years after producing his first film - Compulsion, he assumed the reins of the studio. Witch Richard Zanuck at the helm, 20th Century Fox received more than 150 Oscar nominations, and won the Academy Awards (Best Picture) for The Sound of Music, French Connection, and Patton. In 1971, in cooperation with David Brown, he established a production company, whose first project was the Oscar-winning Sting. He also produced several of Spielberg films, including Jaws, Cocoon, and Sugarland Express. After setting up his own firm, he undertook the production of Driving Miss Daisy, a film that earned him an Oscar. His numerous collaborations with Tim Burton include such pictures as Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Died in 2012. He attended the 17th edition of the Plus Camerimage Festival. In 2009, he won the Special Award to the Producer of Visually Outstanding Films.
Polish director, screenwriter, and producer, born in 1939 in Warsaw. Graduate of Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University, and the Łódź Film School, Zanussi won awards at Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Locarno film festivals. He was also distinguished with the Golden Lion, and Eagle awards. His most acclaimed films as Camouflage, The Constant Factor, Illumination, Family Life, Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease, Persona non grata. He held many positions in institutions related to Polish film industry. Krzystof Zanussi also publishes books, and teaches at universities. Krzysztof Zanussi attended four editions of the Camerimage Festival. His Persona non grata was at the Polish Cinema Review in 2005, and during the special screenings Paradigma (2004), and In Full Gallop (1996) were presented. Zanussi was also the producer of The OFFsiders, a film that won the Polish Films Competition in 2008. His film Foreign Body was presented in the Main Competition 2014.
Polish film director born in 1947, in Warsaw. His portfolio includes the Soccer Poker, Panny i Wdowy, Szczęśliwego Nowego Jorku, The Mother of Kings. He has performed numerous functions in Polish film industry institutions. He was president of the National Council of Radio Broadcasting and Television, and chairman of the Polish Federation of Film Societies, and many more. Janusz Zaorski was member of the 1st Camerimage Festival jury, and has attended the Festival many times. His movie, The Mother of Kings, was screened in 2008 as part of the Edward Kłosiński retrospective.
Polish cinematographer born in 1931, in Warsaw. Graduate, and presently a professor, of the Cinematography Department of PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź. In 1995, he received the Golden Lion for his work on Temptation (directed by Barbara Sass). A long-term collaborator of Kazimierz Kutz (The Salt of Black Earth, The Beads of One Rosary), he has also worked with Janusz Majewski (Jealousy and Medicine), Barbara Sass (Scream), Krzysztof Kieślowski (Decalogue I), Jerzy Kawalerowicz (The Prisoner of Europe), Feliks Falk (Idol), Stanisław Bareja (Brunet Will Call), and many others. Wiesław Zdort has attended four editions of the Festival. In 2005, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award, for his collaboration with Kazimierz Kutz. Temptation with his cinematography was featured in the World Panorama in 1995.
Polish film, and theatre actor, born in 1945 in Kraków. Graduate of The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He has held the position of artistic director of Teatr Nowy in Łódź for several years. His filmography includes dozens of stage, and film performances. He gained acclaim among critics, and audiences with his rendition of Ramses in Jerzy Kawalerowicz's Pharaoh. He also starred in Andrzej Wajda's films, included Pilate and Others, The Promised Land, Landscape After the Battle, The Shadow Line. His body of work includes such productions as Walerian Borowczyk's Story of a Sin, Kazimierz Kutz's From Nowhere to Nowhere, Lech Majewski's Gospel According to Harry, or Wojciech Jerzy Has' Write and Fight. He also appeared in series, and teleplays. recipient of the Commander's Cross Polonia Restituta. Jerzy Zelnik attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006, where he was on the jury of the Nokia Mobile Movie Competition. The Festival audience could see him in Pavoncello, which was shown in 2008 as part of Andrzej Żuławski's retrospective.
Kazakh director, screenwriter, and producer, born in 1958. Received his film education in Moscow. Member of the Kazakh Filmmakers Society. His credits include more than 30 documentaries. His feature debut, The Lineman`s Diary, was awarded at Baku, Almaty, and Turin festivals. Zhanabek Zhetiruov attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2007, where he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. Also, his The Lineman`s Diary was shown during the special screenings.
Polish cinematographer born in 1950, in Szczecin. Graduate of the PWSFTviT in Łódź. He has collaborated with numerous Polish directors, such as Agnieszka Holland (Washington Square, Secret Garden), Andrzej Żuławski (On the Silver Globe), and Filip Bajon (Aria for an Athlete). A laureate of various awards, including Gdynia Film Festival or The President of the Cinematography Committee award. He has been working abroad since the 1980s, mainly in the USA. He is a member of ASC. Jerzy Zieliński has attended Festival nine times already. He sat in the Main Competition jury in 1997. In 2006, he was member of the Student Etudes Competition jury, as well as Nokia Mobile Movie Competition jury. In 2009, he was member of the Short Documentary Films Competition jury. At the 19th Camerimage Festival Jerzy Zieliński was one of the speakers at the panel celebrating the 10th anniversary of Andrzej Wajda School. His cinematography in Agnieszka Holland's The Third Miracle was selected for the Main Competition in 1999. Washington Square was presented at a special screening during the 5th edition. In 2015, together with the director Michał Rogalski, he was awarded with the Grand Prix of the Polish Films Competition for Summer Solstice.
Hungarian cinematographer born in 1930, in Segedy. He has been based in the USA since the 1960s. In 1978, he received an Oscar for Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Nominated for Best Cinematography Oscar for Michael Cimino's The Deerhunter, and Mark Rydell's The River. He has also cooperated with Brian de Palma, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and other prominent filmmakers. Died on the 1st of January 2016. Vilmos Zsigmond was one of the Camerimage Festival's closest friends. He has attended our Festival more than ten times already. In 1994 and 2004 he acted as the chairman of the Main Competition jury. He was also a jury member in 1996. At the Festival's 5th edition in 1997, he received a Golden Frog Lifetime Achievement Award. At the 2005 Festival Zsigmond chaired the "Polish Cinema Review" international panel. He was nominated for his cinematographic work on Brian de Palma's The Black Dahlia at the 14th edition of the Festival. In 2007, Vilmos Zsigmond was chairman of the Student Etudes Competition jury. His cooperation with young cinematographers continued in 2009, when he conducted the "Vilmos Zsigmond Master Class" workshops. In 2010, he was member of the jury evaluating short films featured in the Short Documentary Films Competitions, and in 2011 he chaired the Cinematographers' Debut Competition jury. In 2014 his cinematographic work in "God the Father" by Simon Fellows was evaluated in the Documenatry Feature Films Competition, and Vilmos Zsigmond himself was one of the Talent Demo programme experts.
Polish director, screenplay writer, and writer. Born in 1949, in Lvov, he has lived and worked in France most of his life. He has directed more than a dozen feature films, and wrote over 20 novels. His films, such as The Third Part of the Night, Possession, Szamanka, and Fidelity, have usually stirred debates among film critics, earning Żuławski the reputation of a controversial director. Andrzej Żuławski attended the 1st Camerimage Festival, as well as eleven other editions. In 1996, he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2004, he conducted student workshops at the 12th Camerimage Festival. Andrzej Żuławski is also a two-time recipient of the festival awards. In 2002, he was granted the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award for his cooperation with Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz. In 2008, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award to Polish Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. A retrospective review of his films featured The Third Part of the Night, The Devil, and On the Silver Globe.
Polish director, born in 1971 in Warsaw. Son of Andrzej Żuławski, a director, and Małgorzata Braunek, an actress. Graduated of the The Film and Television Directing Department of PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź. In 2006, his Chaos was recognized with the Golden Lion award at the Gdynia Film Festival for Best Directorial Debut. He also directed Snow White and Russian Red, which received the Grand Prize - Silver Lions. Other nomination included the Eagle award. He participated in the Plus Camerimage Festival thrice - in 2006, 2009, and 2011. At the 19th edition of the Festival, he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. In 2009, he was distinguished with an award in the Polish Films Competition for Snow White and Russian Red.
Danish cinematographer, born in 1979. Winner of two nominations for the European Film Award, Zyskin has also received the jury award for Best Cinematography at San Sebastian International Film Festival for Michael Winterbottom's 9 songs. He collaborated with this director on several other films, including In This World, Code 46, The Killer Inside Me, or Mighty Heart. His credits include Lukas Moodysson's Mammoth or Harmony Korine's Mister Lonely. Marcel Zyskind attended the Camerimage Festival in 2008 and 2016.During his first visit he was one of the jurors of Nokia Mobile Movie Competition, and in 2016 he sat the jury of the Polish Films Competition. At the 16th edition of the Festival, Genova by Michael Winterbottom with Zyskind`s cinematography was shown as part of the special screenings.