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American cinematographer and director. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series” for Mad Men and has been nominated for this award six more times. He worked as a cinematographer and a director on such TV show sets as The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and Daredevil. Phil Abraham attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the Music Videos Competition jury and the first episode of Daredevil: Into the Ring with his cinematography was screened as a part of the First Look – TV Pilots Competition.
British cinematographer, born in 1954 in Manchester. Since 2014 he is the president of the British Society of Cinematorgraphers. A long-term collaborator of director Ken Loach, with whom he has made more than a dozen films, including The Wind That Shakes the Barley, My Name is Joe, Sweet Sixteen, and Looking for Eric. He has also worked with other prominent filmmakers, such as Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award), and Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus). Winner of the BAFTA award and European Film Award. Barry Ackroyd attended the Camerimage Festival in 2002. He received the Cinematographer-Director Duo award for his collaboration with Ken Loach. He also conducted student workshops. Films with Ackroyd's cinematography have often been selected for the Main Competition, e.g. Carla's Song, Sweet Sixteen, The Hurt Locker, Green Zone, and Coriolanus. His work could be admired during special screenings and the World Panorama cycle.
Lebanese cinematographer born in Beirut. She is considered to be the first camerawoman in the Arab world. Her cinematography includes footage for a great deal of documentaries, such as The Oil Spill, Lesson in History, and Mercedes by Hady Zaccak, and feature films such as Michel Kammoun’s Falafel and George Hashem’s Stray Bullet. As a teacher and lecturer she created and led film workshops within the Cine-Jam film lab project. In 2014, she debuted as a movie director with the documentary series Zyara, produced by her own production studio Home of Cine-Jam, which she set up together with Denise Jabbour. In 2000, she got an award for Best Cinematography at the Arab Screen International Awards for the Michel Kammoun’s short The Shower. Muriel Aboulrouss attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. She was a member of the Student’s Etudes Competition’s jury.
Canadian musician and photographer, born in 1959 in Kingston. He started his career as a singer and guitarist in the 1970s, quickly gaining the status of an international pop-star. He is an author of numerous timeless hit songs, several solo albums and a three-time Best Song nominee at the Oscars. He has also a successful career as a photographer, he has worked with many prestigious magazines, like Harper’s Baazar or Vogue, has photographed notable fashion designers’ collections and he is co-creating a fashion magazine ZOO. His photos has been displayed in many prestigious galleries, for example National Portrait Gallery in London. Bryan Adams was a guest of the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He opened the exhibition of his work entitled Exposed. The exhibition was held in the Center of Contemporary Art in Toruń.
British cinematographer, born in 1948 in London. Winner of the BAFTA award for his work on Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age. He has collaborated with Woody Allen (Match Point, Scoop), Paul Weitz (Little Fockers, About a Boy), and Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors). He has worked on numerous feature films and television series. In 1999, he was nominated for an Oscar for Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Remi Adefarasin has attended the Festival three times. In 1999, he won the Golden Frog award for his work on Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and accepted the distinction at the next edition of the Festival. In 2000 and 2003, he was one of the instructors of the ARRI workshops. At the 11th Camerimage Festival he served on the jury of Student Etudes Competition. Onegin, a film by Martha Fiennes with his photography, was selected for the Main Competition in 2000, and in 2007, the jury evaluated his cinematography in Elizabeth: the Golden Age, directed by Shekhar Kapur.
Spanish cinematographer, born in 1948 in Elbar. His credits include Imanol Uribe's Running Out of Time, Fernando Trueba's Girl of Your Dreams, Others, and Alejandro Amenábar's The Sea Inside, David Trueba's Salamina Soldiers, Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her, or Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Aguirresarobe has also photographed two parts of the popular Twilight saga. His work on The Road earned him a nomination for the BAFTA Award. Winner of six Goya Awards. Two-time nominee for the European Film Awards in the “Best Cinematographer" category. Javier Aguirresarobe attended the Camerimage festival in 2004, where he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition, the same year The Sea Inside was featured in the Main Competition.
Swedish director, born in 1965 in Stockholm. He has won international acclaim as one of the best music video directors ever. Three times Grammy award winner, he was also recognized with the MTV Music Video Award. He was behind such famous and controversial music videos as those for Ray of Light by Madonna, Smack My Bitch Up by The Prodigy or Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi. He has also collaborated with many other music stars, including The Rolling Stones, U2, Metallica, Rammstein, Coldplay, Rihanna or Beyonce. Jonas Åkerlund attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. That year he received the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Music Videos and took part in the „Music Videos: The Masterclass Series”.
Iranian director, born in 1981 in Teheran. Graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne, Australia. He began his career with short films, and then was moving to directing documentaries. In his films he usually works not only as a director, but also as a cinematographer. His credits include such films as The Blind Owl Wedding Hall awarded at Fajr International Short Film Festival in Teheran, or documentary films such as Should Honour Death (awarded in Iran, Europe and Canada) or From Music into Silence. He won international acclaim for his documentary film Pain is Mine, for which he accepted the Special Mention of the |documentary Short Films Competition at Camerimage 2018.
French cinematographer, president of the French Society of Cinematographers (AFC). He has worked on such French films as Josiane Balasko's Cliente, Diane Kurys' Je reste!, and Thomas Gilou's Michou d'Auber. Robert Alazraki has attented the Festival seven times. In 1996, at the 3rd edition of the Festival, he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2005, he was one of the Polish Cinema Review jury members. He was also among the leaders of cinematography workshops organized in 2008, at the 16th Camerimage Festival. Films with his photography were featured in the world panorama - A Summer in La Goulette in 1996, and Born Romantic in 2000.
Cinematographer of French origin, born in 1954 in Langon. She was the first woman ever to be on the cover of American Cinematographer. Graduate of the American Film Institute. She was behind the cinematography of such films as Velvet Goldmine by Todd Haynes, Tape by Richard Linklater, The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky, Happiness by Todd Solondz or Crumb by Terry Zwigoff. She has also been working on many documentaries and commercials. Maryse Alberti attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. She was the president of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition jury.
American director and stereographer. As a 3D and stereography specialist he worked on such productions as The Amazing Spider-Man, The Great Gatsby and X-Men: Days of Future Past. He uses 3D technology also in broadcasting live music and sport events. Jeff Amaral attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the 3D Films Competition jury.
American editor. She is a member of the board of two prestigious organizations, Academy of Motion Picture Art And Science (AMPAS) and American Cinema Editors (ACE). She has gained recognition with her work on documentary films. She was behind the editing of two Oscar-winning documentaries by Mark Jonathann Harris - Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport and The Redwoods. Her credits include such award-winning documentary films as Beah: A Black Woman Speaks by LisaGay Hamilton or The Case Against 8 by Ben Cotner and Ryan White. Kate Amend attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. She was a member of the Documentary Short Films Competition jury.
American producer and digital technologies specialist. CEO of the Hollywood-based production company Creative Monster Productions. As a stereographer and 3D specialist he worked on such films as Beowulf 3D , Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Green Horn 3D or The Amazing Spider-Man. Grant Anderson attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014 as a member of the 3D Films Competition jury.
Spanish director, screenwriter and producer, born in 1979 in Madrid. One of the founders of Kinoskopik Film Production. His first film was a short titled “Les huelles", produced by Aki Kaurismaki. His credits include short films (like the internationally awarded “Koshoro") and documentaries (“El Abanico"). His feature length debut was “Ori" with Gorka Gómez Andreu`s cinematography, which was recognized at the San Sebastian film festival, among others. Together with Gorka Gómez Andreu he has also made his second feature length film “Chaika". Miguel Ángel Jiménez participated in the Plus Camerimage festival in 2012. For his film “Chaika" he received the Grand Prix of the Directors` Debuts Competition.
Chilean cinematographer and producer. A documentary feature titled “A Tale of Love, Madness and Death” (by Mijael Bustos) with his cinematography was screened at the Toronto Film Festival and it won the Best Short Fiction Award at the Krakow Film Festival. Alvaro Anguita attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015, where he received the Golden Frog in Short Documentary Films Competition for his work in “A Tale of Love, Madness and Death”.
British director, writer, producer and actor, born in 1941 in Aylesbury. He created his first feature film in Great Britain, but for over 30 years now he has been living and working in the US. Since 1963 he has been working on a widely known documentary project titled "Seven Up!" (every seven years another part of the project is produced). His impressive filmography comprises several dozen titles, including "Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey", "Chasing Mavericks", "Enigma", "The World Is Not Enough", "Enough", "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", "Nell", "Coal Miner's Daughter". He also creates socially engaged documentary films, such as "Incident at Oglala" and "Moving the Mountain". He received numerous awards and since 2003 to 2009 he was the president of the Directors Guild of America. Michael Apted attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing. He also chaired the Student Etudes Competition’s jury.
Australian cinematographer. Worked on David Michôd's Animal Kingdom, Justin Kurzel's Snowtown, and Nash Edgerton's Bear. He was nominated twice for the Australian Film Institute Award in the Best Cinematography category. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, where he was recognized with the Best Cinematographer's Debut award for Animal Kingdom. In 2015 the first edition of the First Look: TV Pilots Competition featured True Detective: The Long Bright Dark with his cinematography.
American director, born in 1962 in New York. His feature debut, Pi, on which he collaborated with cinematographer Matthew Libatique, won the Sundance Festival award for best direction, and received 3 nominations for the Independent Spirit award. The cinematic output of this duo includes such films as Requiem for a Dream, and The Fountain. The last project they worked on - Black Swan - was lavished with prizes, and Natalie Portman, who was cast in the main role, won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award. Wrestler, directed by Aronofsky, earned a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. He also received the American Film Institution distinction awarded to the most talented graduates of AFI studies - Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. Attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010. He was on the jury of Music Videos Competition. The screening of Black Swan opened the 18th edition of the Festival, during which Aronofsky and Matthew Libatique were distinguished with the Cinematographer - Director Duo Award. That year, a review of their films was organized.
Iranian cinematographer, born in 1973 in Kermanshah. Graduate of the Sooreh University in Teheran. He has worked on more than one hundred documentaries, shorts, animated and experimental films as well as several features produced in Iran, Iraq and Turkey. His credits include such films as Reza Dormishian`s “Hatred", Bahman Ghobadi`s “Rhino Season", Behruz Afkhami`s “Saint Petersburg" or Mehdi Naderi`s “Farewell Baghdad". For his cinematography in “Rhino Season" he received Annual Asia Pacific Screen Award and San Sebastian Film Festival Award, among others. Recognized at several film festivals, including those in Iran, Canada or Estonia. Touraj Aslani has already participated in two editions of the Plus Camerimage festival. During the 20th edition he received the Bronze Frog award for his cinematography in “Rhino Season". The same year, the film “Hatred" lensed by Aslani participated both in the Main Competition and the Directors` Debuts Competition. In 2009 "How Green Was Our Valley" by Fareshteh Joghataei with Aslani`s cinematography has been selected for the Short Documentary Films Competition.
Palestinian cinematographer and producer. He gained experience while working with such masters as Vilmos Zsigmond or Dante Spinotti (with Spinotti he had been working on the set of The Insider by Michael Mann). He was an assistant to Barry Markowitz on the set of Slinge Blade by Billy Bob Thornton. His credits as a DoP include internationally awarded Omar by Hany Abu-Assad. Ehab Assal is also the founder of the Yellow Dawn Productions company. Ehab Assal attended the 22nd edition of the Camerimage festival. That year he received the Silver Frog for his cinematography in Omar.
Greek cinematographer, born in 1941 in Dilofo. Initially collaborating with Greek directors, he was responsible for almost all of Theo Angelopoulos' films. He has been living in France since the 1990s, and is a member of the French Society of Cinematographers (AFC). He has cooperated with such prominent European filmmakers as Volker Schlöndorff (Homo Faber, 1991), and Agnieszka Holland (Total Eclipse). Recognized at numerous film festivals, including those in Venice and Chicago. Yorgos Arvanitis attended the Camerimage Festival in 2000, where he was on the Main Competition and Student Etudes Competition juries. Numerous films with his photography have been selected for the Main Competition: in 1996, Ulysses' Gaze, in 1998 Eternity and a Day (both directed by Theo Angelopoulos). The Volker Schlöndorff retrospective review at the 17th Camerimage Festival featured Homo Faber with cinematography by Arvanitis.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1977 in Krakow. Awarded at Gdynia and Avignon film festivals, among others. He was the cinematographer in Laurence Walsh`s short films “Cold Kenya", “Dlaczego tutaj jesteś" and “Tara". His credits include also Michał Gazda`s short film “Tuesday" and feature length films, such as “Zwerbowana miłość" by Tadeusz Król, “Man of East" by Oleg Pogodin or “The State Witness" by Jarosław Sypniewski, Jacek Filipiak and Michał Gazda. He worked in many music videos, documentaries and over one hundred commercials. Tomasz Augustynek has attended eight editions of the Plus Camerimage festival already. In 2012 he was member of the Music Videos Competition jury. Films with his cinematography were selected to the Student Etudes Competition three times: in 1998 in Carlos Kasuski`s “No water", in 1999 in Krzysztof Biernacki`s “The Picture" and the next year in Michał Gazda`s “Tuesday".