Main Competition

The Main Competition with the Golden Frog Award has been the most important part of the Festival from its beginning. The Competition exists since 1993 i.e. since the first edition of the Festival. From the very beginning the idea behind the competition is to present the feature films where the image significantly contributes to the way a story is told. The visual value of these films results from the cooperation between a director and a cinematographer and the unusual sensitivity of the author of a film image. The Competition emphasizes the enormous contribution of the cinematographer to the film work.

The aim of the Main Competition is to present films with unique visual appeal which will then be evaluated by International Jury who will choose and award the authors of the best cinematography.

Also this year we will present the most interesting phenomena of world's cinematography, distinctive in terms of creative use of the image in film narration.


director: Łukasz Palkowski
cinematographer: Piotr Sobociński Jr.
country: Poland
year: 2014
director: Jean-Marc Vallée
cinematographer: Yves Belanger
country: USA
year: 2014
director: David Ayer
cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov
country: UK
year: 2014
director: Andrei Zvyagintsev
cinematographer: Mikhail Krichman
country: Russia
year: 2014
director: Xavier Dolan-Tadros
cinematographer: André Turpin
country: Canada, France
year: 2014
My Blind Heart
director: Peter Brunner
cinematographer: Franz Dude
country: Austria
year: 2013
Foreign body
director: Krzysztof Zanussi
cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski
country: Italy, Russia, Poland
year: 2014
director: Hany Abu-Assad
cinematographer: Ehab Assal
country: Palestine
year: 2013
Field of Dogs - ONIRICA
director: Lech J. Majewski
cinematographer: Lech J. Majewski, Paweł Tybora
country: Poland
year: 2014
director: Stephen Daldry
cinematographer: Adriano Goldman
country: UK
year: 2014
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
director: Alejandro González Ińárritu
cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki
country: USA
year: 2014
Get on Up
director: Tate Taylor
cinematographer: Stephen Goldblatt
country: USA
year: 2014
Mr. Turner
director: Mike Leigh
cinematographer: Dick Pope
country: France, Germany, UK
year: 2014
Desert Dancer
director: Richard Raymond
cinematographer: Carlos Catalan
country: Morocco, UK
year: 2013
Coming Home
director: Yimou Zhang
cinematographer: Xiaoding Zhao
country: China
year: 2014