HONORARY PATRONAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND ANDRZEJ DUDA
CO-FINANCED BY: THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND, THE CITY OF TORUŃ AND KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE REGION
Dutch cinematographer, born in Amsterdam. Her work includes short films and TV productions, as well as documentary films. She was the cinematographer in the 2015 feature film Parnassus by Robin Boissevain. She also shot two documentary films focusing on the problems of Syria by Reber Dosky – Radio Kobani and The Sniper of Kobani. Nina Badoux attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. She received a Special Mention in the Documentary Shorts Competition for The Sniper of Kobani.
American cinematographer, born in 1942, in Moberly, Missouri. He amassed cinematographic experience while working with Vilmos Zsigmond, and Nestor Almendros. In 1985, together with Eiko Ishioka and Phillip Glass, he won honorable mention at the Cannes Festival for his work on Mishima. He has also tried his hand as a director.
In 1994, John Baily was member of the jury at the 2nd Camerimage Festival. He also attended the Festival in 1999. He was nominated for Paul Schrader's Forever Mine in the Main Competition at the 7th Festival. In 2019
In 2019 at Camerimage, John Bailey retrospective took place, during which films with his participation were shown: "In the Line of Fire" by Wolfgang Petersen, "The American Giant" by Paul Schrader and "Ordinary People" by Robert Redford among others.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1966 in Cieszyn. A two-time Golden Lion winner: for his work on Andrzej Jakimowski's Squint Your Eyes (together with Paweł Śmietanka) and Tricks. He has also been nominated for the Golden Duck and Eagle awards. His credits include numerous feature films and several television series. He has worked on such films as Andrzej Kotkowski's City of the Sea, Janusz Majewski's Little Baccalaureate 1947, and Krzysztof Zanussi's And A Warm Heart. Adam Bajerski has attended five editions of the Festival. In 2007, Tricks with his cinematography won the Polish Films Competition, and at the 20th edition Andrzej Jakimowski`s Imagine with Bajerski`s cinematography was screened in Polih Films Competition. In 2003, Squint Your Eyes with cinematography by Bajerski and Paweł Śmietanka, was selected for the Main Competition.
German cinematographer, born in 1965 in Baden-Baden. He began his career in America at the age of 16. He started working as a second camera assistant for his father, the renowned cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, and worked his way up in the industry to second unit cinematographer with directors like Martin Scorsese and Mike Nichols. He began his own career as a cinematographer in 1997, shooting his first American feature films with directors such as Alan Rudolph (Secret Lives of Dentists) and Adam Brooks (Definitely, Maybe). He enjoys close collaborations with director David Frankel (5 films together, including The Devil Wears Prada), as well as Robert Schwentke (7 films together including Flightplan and The Captain). For his work in The Captain he received Jury Prize in Best Cinematography category at San Sebastian Festival and German Camera Award in Best Cinematography category. Florian Ballhaus attended the EnergaCamerimage festival in 2018. He was among the jury members of the Main Competition.
German cinematographer, born in 1935 in Berlin. Known for his collaborations with such directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Mike Nichols (Working Girl, Postcards from the Edge), Francis Ford Copolla (Dracula) or Volker Schlöndorff (Death of a Salesman). His long-standing collaboration with Martin Scorsese bore picture such as After Hours, Age of Innocence, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, and The Departed. He is also known for his work on music videos - he worked with such stars as Bruce Springsteen or Madonna. Three-time Oscar nominee, Ballhaus also competed for the BAFTA. He was the first German cinematographer to be distinguished with the American Society of Cinematographers' International Award. Died in 2017. He has attended five editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. At the 2010 edition, he was the chairman of the Cinematographers' Debut Films Competition jury. Films with his cinematography were showed as part of Main Competition screenings and retrospectives (e.g. Volker Schlöndorff's or his own). He conducted workshops and seminars. In 2010, he received The Lifetime Achievement Award.
American sound engineer, and cinematographer. He graduated from UCLA's Film Television and Digital Media Department. He began his career as producer, and director of educational films for his company - Ramsgate Films. His body of work encompasses such documentary films as Taken for a Ride, Who Needs The Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing or Snowblind. Alan Barker attended the Camerimage Festival three times so far. He was on the jury of Feature Length Documentary Films Competition in 2011 and 2013, and during the 23rd edition in 2015 he was among the jurors of the Documentary Short Films Competition. His documentary Who needs sleep? was screened as part of special screenings in 2006.
American cinematographer, born in 1970 in Riverside. Winner of ASC award for the pilot episode of CSI: Miami, Barret was nominated twice for this award for his work on CSI: Las Vegas. He also did cinematographic work on Shane Black's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Emillio Estevez's Bobby, You Don't Mess with the Zohan or Seth MacFarlane's Ted. Michael Barrett attended the Plus Camerimage Festival twice. In 2008, he was on the jury of the Polish Films Competition. Bobby with Barrett's cinematography was selected for the Main Competition, and at the 13th edition, the Festival audience had a chance to see his Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
American art critic, professor, university teacher and writer, born in 1945. He has been a visiting scholar in universities and art schools all around the world, in cities like Los Angeles, New York, Singapore or Amsterdam. He has wrote many books on the criticism and interpretation of modern art (Why Is It Art? and Criticizing Photographs, among others), he is also a journalist and editor of art magazines (Studies in Art Education, International Journal in Education and the Arts). Terry Barret was a guest of the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the Polish Films Competition jury. He was also a moderator of the meeting with Sandro Miller, whose project Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters was exhibited in Toruń as a part of the festival. Terry Barret wrote an essay about the exhibition titled What Am I Looking At? published in the exhibition catalogue.
German film expert and university lecturer, born in 1956 in Munich. Teaches history, film rhetoric, and documentary film theory at several German film schools, and universities. Since 1985, he has acted as consultant, and curator of the International Documentary Films Festival in Munich. Currently, he holds the position of creative director, and financial manager of the festival. Hermann Barth attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2008, where he served on the jury of the Documentary Films Competition.
Polish cinematographer and director born in 1950 in Łódź. He has worked in Hollywood since the 1980s. His credits include such films as Prince of the City, The Verdict (both directed by Sidney Lumet), Terms of Endearment (by James L. Brooks), Prizzi's Honor (by John Huston), Speed (by Jan de Bont), The Mirror Has Two Faces (by Barbara Streisand), The Devil's Advocate (by Taylor Hackford), and Dante's Peak (by Roger Donaldson). He has directed Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds. Andrzej Bartkowiak has participated in several editions of the Festival so far. In 2006, he received the Special Award for the Polish Cinematographer for Immense Contribution to the Art of Film. At the 17th Festival, he sat the Music Videos Competition jury, and the following year, that of the Student Etudes Competition. The results of his collaboration with Joel Schumacher could be admired twice. In 1993, Falling Down was selected for the Main Competition, and in 2011, Trespass was presented during special screenings.
American-Canadian cinematographer born in 1947 in Wellington in New Zealand. He is a member of CSC, ASC and ICG. His debut as a cinematographer in a feature was Beyond the Stars, directed by David Saperstein. He is a valued author of cinematography for TV series – he worked on such television hit series as Charlie’s Angels, The X-Files (he was nominated for the ASC Award three times and won the Primetime Emmy Award), Vikings and Lost. John Bartley attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He chaired the First Look: TV Pilots Competition jury.
Born in 1965 in upstate New York. Known primarily as a music video director, he has also worked on a number of commercials and the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series. His debut music video for the band Nirvana ("Smells Like Teen Spirit") became one of the most important videos in the history of music, launching Bayer's glittering professional career. He has worked with The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz, The Crannberries, Metallica, Justin Timberlake and Aerosmith. During the 21. edition of Camerimage International Film Festival, Samuel Bayer received the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Music Videos. He also led a music video masterclass.
Brazilian cinematographer born in 1941, in Rio de Janeiro. Since the 1970s, he has been working in the USA. Member of the ASC, as well as the co-founder and president of the Brazilian Society of Cinematographers. His body of work encompasses numerous feature films, commercials, and short films. He has gained recognition thanks to his collaboration with Pedro Almodóvar on such films as All About My Mother (in 1999, he was nominated for the Goya Award for cinematography in this film), Live Flesh, and The Flower of My Secret, has won him international recognition. He has worked on Stephen Frears' The Queen, and Mike Newell's Love in the Time of Cholera. Affonso Beato has participated in four editions of the Festival. In 2005, he was chairman of the Main Competition jury. In 2007 and 2014, he sat on the Polish Films Competition jury, and in 2010 the Directors' Debuts Film Competition jury. Films with his photography have often been nominated for the Golden Frog award. In 1999, All About My Mother was entered into the Main Competition, in 2006 it was The Queen, and in 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera.
Australian cinematographer born in 1968, in Brisbane. Member of the ASC and the ACS, working in the USA and Australia. His cinematography for Rob Marshall's films has won him international acclaim. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Award for cinematography to Chicago, and in 2006, he won an Oscar for Memoirs of a Geisha. He has collaborated with the same director on Nine. He has also been responsible for cinematography in John Curran's Praise, Jane Campion's In the Cut, and Michael Mann's Collateral. Recipient of the BAFTA, ASC, and Satellite awards. Dion Beebe has attended the Plus Camerimage Festival three times. In 2010, he sat the Main Competition jury. In 2003, he was nominated for the Golden Frog for In the Cut directed by Jane Campion.
German cinematographer, born in 1978 in Kempten. Graduate of Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. His credits include such films as Grzegorz Muskała's My Father is Sleeping, Robert Anjari-Rossi's The Wolfchild, and Ana Felicia Scutelnicu's Backyard. At the 2007 edition of the Plus Camerimage Festival, he was awarded Silver Tadpole for his cinematogrphy in My Father is Sleeping.
Cinematographer, born in 1960 in HaHotrim kibbutz in Israel. As a student, he received the Israeli Film Academy award for Best Cinematography for his work on Etian Binon's short film For the Sake of Appearance. He has photographed feature films, television series, and music videos. He has been nominated for the Israeli Film Academy award several times for such films as The Debt (directed by Assaf Bernstein), and Comme ton père (by Marco Carmel). He has received two Ophir awards: for Out of Sight (directed by Daniel Sirkin), and Lebanon (by Samuel Maoz). He participated in the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009 and 2012. In 2009 he received the Golden Frog award for Lebanon, and three years later he served on the jury of the Directors` Debut Competition.
Polish cinematographer. During his studies in the National Film School in Łódź he directed and shot such etudes as Anaesthesia, Kimeria or I am. He also did cinematographic work on Kilka prostych słów by Maciej Migas and Anna Kazejak, as well as on documentary film Obcey by Iwona Siekierzyńska. Sławomir Bergański attended five editions of the Festival. In 2001 he was recognized with the Golden Tadpole award for his cinematography in his own etude Kimeria. At the 11th edition of the Camerimage Festival his Anaesthesia was selected to the Student Etudes Competition.
Austrian cinematographer, born in 1945 in Innsbruck. Nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for cinematography in Michael Heneke's The White Ribbon. That movie has also brought him the ASC Award. Berger has also collaborated with Heneke on such films as The Piano Teacher or Caché (Hidden). He is a lecturer at the film school in Vienna. Christian Berger attended four editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2010 and in 2015, he was on the jury of the Cinematographers' Debuts Competition, and during the 22nd edition he sat the Main Competition jury. He also conducted seminars for students. During the 9th edition of the Festival, The Piano Teacher with his cinematography was selected for the Main Competition. In 2010, The White Ribbon, and Caché (Hidden) with Berger's cinematography were screened as part of the Austrian cinema review. In 2015 his cinematography could be seen in Angelina Jolie's By The Sea, one of that year Special Screenings.
Swedish director and scriptwriter, born in 1918 in Uppsala. Considered one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of the cinema. A six-time Oscar nominee, winner of all major film festivals in the world, including those in Venice, Cannes, and Berlin. His best known films are Persona, Fanny and Alexander, Cries and Whispers, The Seventh Seal, and Wild Strawberries. His body of work encompassed several dozen films, mostly considered classics. Died in 2007. Unfortunately Ingmar Bergman did not attend the Plus Camerimage Festival, but his films have been presented to the Festival audience, mostly thanks to Svenn Nykvist. They were both recognized with the Director-Cinematographer Duo of All Times. Bergman's films could be seen during their retrospective of 2006.
Swedish director and screenwriter, born in 1982 in Stockholm. For his documentary film “Maggie in Wonderland" he received The Guldbagge - Swedish Film Institute Award. His other internationally acclaimed documentary work titled “She Male Snails" was recognized with Nordic Vision Award and awarded at Goeteborg and Karlove Vary film festivals. Ester Martin Bergsmark participated in the Camerimage festival in 2012. That year he won a Special Mention in the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition for “She Male Snails". In 2014 his feature debut Something Must Break was screened in the Directors' and Cinematographers' Debut Competitions.
Mexican cinematographer, born in 1955. Member of the BSC, and the ASC. He worked in Great Britain for many years, making commercials, documentary films, and feature films. Member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Since the 1990s he has worked in the USA, creating cinematography for such films as David S. Goyer's Blade II, and Blade: Trinity, Franc Roddam's K2, and Carl Reiner's Fatal Instinct. Gabriel Beristain has participated in the Plus Camerimage Festival twice. In 2008, he was on the Main Competition jury.
Mexican cinematographer, and photographer, born in Mexico in 1982. Graduate of Photography Art Centre in Mexico, Bermudez studied cinematography at Concordia University in Montreal. He does camerawork for features, shorts, and documentary films, in Mexico, Canada, USA, France, and other locations. His films were screened at films festivals in Montreal, San Francisco, Toronto, and Cannes. He received awards at Sao Paulo, and Barcelona festivals. His body of work includes such pictures as Sudden flashes of light, La Cicatrice or Death Valley Superstar. He has attended the Plus Camerimage Festival twice. In 2008 his camerawork in Ex-voto for Three Souls (dir. Diego Rivera Kohn) won him a Golden Frog in the Documentary Films Competition. At the 20th edition of the Plus Camerimage festival his cinematogaphy in The Scarf was presented in the Cinematographers` Debut Competition.
American writer, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and media advisor. Author of Documentary storytelling, and Archival Storytelling (with Kenn Rabin). Winner of Emmy for the script for the documentary Eyes on the Prize, Bernard's body of work includes a Peabody Award. His scripts were selected for numerous international competitions, and festivals. She works for HBO, Lifetime, and PBS. Her filmography includes such productions as the series I`ll Make Me a World, or the documentary film screened at Sundance Slavery by Another Name. She conducts workshops, and seminars on creative writing, in Norway, Poland, USA, and other places. She cooperates with many universities, including Harvard, Berkeley, and Boston. Sheila Curran Bernard attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011, where she was on the jury of the Short Documentary Films Competition.
Polish director, cinematographer, documentary filmmaker, photographer, born in 1973. Worked as a war journalist for Gazeta Wyborcza. Paparazzi brought him nominations for the European Film Award (Best Short Film), Polish Short Films Competition Award at the New Horizons Festival and the Polish Short Films Competition Award at the Two Shores Festival in Kazimierz Dolny. The same film also won him a Special Award in the international film competition at the Krakow Film Festival. In 2011, at the Plus Camerimage Festival, he and Łukasz Żal earned the Grand Prix in the Short Films Competition for Paparazzi.
Swiss cinematographer, born in 1945 in Bellinzona. Winner of the César award for cinematography in Louis Malle's Au revoir les enfants (1987). He also received the Italian David di Donatello award for his work on Noi credavamo (directed by Mario Martone). Initially working with Italian and Swiss directors (e.g. Daniel Schmid), since moving to Paris in the 1980s, he has collaborated with the most prominent French filmmakers, including Alain Resnais (Smoking, No Smoking), and Louis Malle. Renato Berta attended the Camerimage Festival in 2004, as a member of the Main Competition jury. Smoking, No Smoking with his cinematography was selected for the Main Competition in 1994. At the 16th Plus Camerimage Festival, Renato Berta's cinematography could be admired in some of Manoel de Oliviera's films presented during the Portuguese director's retrospective: Voyage to the Beginning of the World, Magic Mirror, and Anxiety.
Italian director, and screenwriter, born in 1941 in Parma. Winner of two Oscars - for best script, and best direction of The Last Emperor. The list of his accolades includes two Oscar nominations, and a BAFTA, Golden Globe, a jury award at Berlin Festival, the Italian David di Donatello Award, and many other prestigious distinctions, and nominations. His filmography includes such pictures as The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, Little Buddha, Stealing Beauty, The Dreames, or Besieged. He directed over twenty films, that gained international praise. Though he didn't visit the Plus Camerimage personally, Bernardo Bertolucci has won two Festival awards. In 1997, he received the Award for the Director with Special Visual Sensitivity. That year, together with Vittorio Storaro, who received the statuette, Bertolucci was distinguished with the Award for Duo: Director - Cinematographer. In 1994, a retrospective of his works, includes films such as Nineteen Hundred, The Conformist, The Last Emperor, Little Buddha, or Last Tango in Paris was organized. His Stealing Beauty was featured in the Main Competition at the 4th edition of the Festival.
German cinematographer, a member of the German Society of Cinematographers BVK and the German Documentary Assocition (AG Dok). He collaborated with such cinematographers as Franz Rath and Henning Stegmüller and such directors as Margarethe von Trotta, Peter Heller or Rainer Kaufman. He has supervised a number of workshops about camerawork on documentary film in various destination, including Mali, where he also shot a couple of his films. Jan Betke attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the Documentary Features Competition jury.
British actor, born in 1971 in London. In 2004 he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for his role in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, directed by Peter Weir. He became internationally famous after his roles in such films as A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code, both directed by Ron Howard, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Tourist, Wally Pfister’s Transcendence, Jean-Marc Vallee’s Young Victoria and Scott Stewart’s Legion. In 2014 he directed his first own film titled Shelter. Paul Bettany attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. His film Shelter was screened as a part of the Director’s Debut Competition.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1980 in Gdynia. A student of Lodz Film School and the Faculty of Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice. As a cinematographer he has worked on numerous polish productions, both feature films and documentaries, such as “Traffic Department” and “Gods”(picture by Piotr Sobociński Jr.). His work also includes TV series and short films. Bartosz Bieniek attended the festival several times. Form his cinematography in “Święto zmarłych” he was awarded with a special prize, founded by Mastershot Film School and Polish Film Institute and in 2015 the film “America” with his cinematography won the Golden Tadpole in Student Etudes Competition.
Dutch cinematographer, born in 1969. One of the founders and former president of the Dutch Society of Cinematographers (NSC). He has worked on such films as Am I Beautiful?, and Dying to Go Home. In 1991, he was recognized as the best cinematographer at the Chicago Film Festival. He has attended the Camerimage Festival four times. In 1999, he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 1998, he was one of the instructors of student cinematography workshops. In 2006, the Festival audience had a chance to see Impossibly Yours with Theo Bierkens' cinematography during the European Cinema Review. In 2007, the Benelux Cinema Review featured two films with his cinematography: The Discovery of Heaven, and The Preacher.
Polish journalist, born in 1967 in Płońsk. She began her career in Polish Radio, and moved to TVP (Polish National Television) in the 1990s. Later on, she held the position of deputy programme director of TVP2. Since 2007, she has been working for Discovery in the capacity of programme manager (at first, in the Polish region, presently - the whole Central Europe). Both in TVP, and Discovery, she has dealt with production and promotion of documentary films. Barbara Bilińska attended two editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. On both of these occasions, in 2009 and 2010, she was on the jury of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1983 in Wrocław. She graduated from University of Silesia's Faculty of Radio and Television, and finished a course in documentary filmmaking at Wajda School. Winner of numerous awards, including the “Warto" Award granted by Gazeta Wyborcza, Kodak Award at Advertising Videos Student Festival, or jury award at “OFF jak gorąco" Independent Cinema Festival. Her filmography encompasses both documentary films, and commercials, as well as feature etudes, including Whistle, Nasza zima zła (Bad Winter), Portier z hotelu Mewa (Porter from Mewa Hotel), 7109 km, or Warszawianka (Varsovian). Weronika Bilska participated in four editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. In 2007, she received OSRAM's “Light for Art" Award. In 2009, she was awarded a Golden Tadpole, and Polish Filmmakers Association Award for her camerawork in Marcin Maziarzewski's etude Dirty Words.
Swiss cinematographer, graduate of Zürcher Hochschule der Künste - Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His credits include commercials, music videos, and short films. He was also behind the cinematography for the feature film Out of Paradise directed by Batbayar Chogsom . During the 26. edition of the Camerimage festival he received the Silver Tadpole of the Students Etude Competition for his cinematography in Almost Everything directed by Lisa Gertsch.
British cinematographer, born in 1944 in Wales. Member of the BSC. He has won an Oscar for Mississippi Burning directed by Alan Parker, with whom he collaborated on Pink Floyd The Wall and Bugsy Malone. His credits include such films as Peter Weir's The Truman Show, Richard Loncraine's Richard III, Roland Joffe's City of Joy, and Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. He has also collaborated with Terry Gilliam, and is the author of cinematography for Life of Brian. Another Country has earned him a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. Peter Biziou participated in the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, when he was member of the Main Competition jury. His cinematography for Richard III competed for the Golden Frog award in 1996. The Festival audience could admire the effects of his collaboration with Alan Parker during the 2008 retrospective review of this British director.
Danish cinematographer, born in 1972 in Århus. He graduated from the Danish Film School in Copenhagen. Two-time recipient of the Danish Robert award for his cinematography in Kenneth Kainz's Pure hearts, and Anders Thomas Jensen's The green butchers. His cinematographic output includes such films as Henrik Ruben Genz's Excuse me or Pernille Fischer Christensen's Dancer. The project he has worked on include shorts, documentaries, and TV series. He is also a photographer. Sebastian Blenkov attended the Camerimage Festival in 2005. That year, Jacob Thuesen's Accused, photographed by him, were selected for the Main Competition. At the 8th edition of the Festival, he was awarded a Bronze Tadpole for his camerawork in Kenneth Kainz's etude A rare bird.
New Zealand cinematographer. As a camera and Steadicam operator he has been working on many international productions, including such hits as The Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Peter Jackson, Avatar by James Cameron or Master and Commander: The Far side of the World by Peter Weir. His credits as a DoP include Black Sheep by Jonathan King or Second Hand Wedding by Paul Murphy. He was also responsible for the visual side of the 3D documentary film „Beyond the Edge” by Leanne Polley. Richard Bluck attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014 for the first time. That year he was awarded with Grand Prix of the 3D Films Competition for his cinematography in documentary film „Beyond the Edge”.
Polish director, screenwriter and cinematographer, born in 1950 in Zagórze Śląskie. Graduate of the famous Lodz Film School in Poland. Member of the European Film Academy. He was a lecturer at film schools in Berlin, Hanover and Warsaw. He also teaches at Wajda Film School. As a cinematographer he has collaborated with Marek Koterski (“The Day of a Freak") and Krzysztof Kieślowski (“Decalogue X"), he has also shot many of his own documentary films. His body of work as a director include both features and documentaries, such as “Man at War", “The Warrior", “Your Native Country" or “Before the Twilight". The last of the aforementioned films was recognized with the Silver Lions as well as with Golden Duck and Eagle Award nominations. He was also awarded at Krakow and Gdynia Film Festivals. Jacek Bławut has attended two editions of the Plus Camerimage festival. In 2012 “Loneliness of Sound" with his cinematography received The Special Mention in the Short Documentary Films Competition. The same year his “Man at War" was featured in the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition. His films “Kostka cukru" (“A Cube of Sugar") and “The Abnormal" were screened in 2008 as part of the Milestones of Polish Artistic Documentary Films review. During the same edition his film “Before the Twilight" was selected for the Polish Film Competition.
British cinematographer, born in 1958 in Corpus Christi, USA. Member of the BSC. He has worked with Steve McQueen on Shame, and Hunger. Nominated for the Emmy Award for his cinematography in the Sense and Sensibility television series. His body of work encompasses over a dozen feature films and numerous television productions. In 2013 he received an Oscar nomination for his cinematography in McQueen`s Tvelwe Years a Slave. Sean Bobbitt has participated in five editions of the Festival so far. In 2011, he was member of the Main Competition jury, and in 2013 he was in the jury of Polish Films Competition. He has also run the ARRI workshops several times. The films made by the duet Sean Bobbitt-Steve McQueen was selected for the Main Competition twice - in 2011 it was Shame and in 2013 - Tvelwe Years a Slave. During the 19th edition the festival audience also saw his work in Tanya Wexler's Hysteria.
Polish film and stage actress, born 1978 in Cracow. She graduated from the Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Cracow. She has worked in Teatr Nowy in Łódź and Teatr Narodowy in Warsaw. Her big screen debut was a comedy by Konecki and Saramonowicz titled Testosteron, but the real popularity came with Little Rose directed by Jan Kidawa-Błoński, in which she played the lead. The role brought her the Golden Lion for Best Actress at the Gdynia Film Festival and a number of other awards and nominations. She also played in such films as How to Get Rid of Cellulite by Andrzej Saromonowicz, W Ukryciu by Jan Kidawa-Błoński and popular Polish TV series titled Days of Honor. Magdalena Boczarska attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. She was a member of the Student Etudes Competition jury.
Canadian cinematographer, born in 1973 in Montreal. He works both in short and features films. His credits include such films as “War Witch" and “City of Shadows" by Kim Nguyen, “Fatal" by Michael Youna, “Die" by Dominic James or “Eve and the Fire Horse" by Julia Kwan. Nicolas Bolduc attended the Plus Camerimage festival in 2012. That year he received the Golden Frog award for his cinematography in “War Witch".
Norwegian cinematographer, born in 1980 in Oslo. Graduate of the Cinematography Department at PWSFTviT in Łódź. His credits include short, commercial, feature and documentary work for which he received several prizes and nominations. He has, so far, attended six editions of the Festival. In 2008 his etude "Ballard's Land" earned him a nomination in the Student Etudes Competition and in 2012, he was awarded the Bronze Tadpole for his cinematography in Magnus von Horn's "Without Snow". His cinematography in Kebab&Horoscope was presented in Polish Films Competition during the 22nd edition of the Festival.
Australian cinematographer born in 1944, in Victoria. Winner of the Best Cinematography Academy Award for his work on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, directed by Peter Weir. He has received numerous Australian Film Institute awards. A long-term collaborator of Peter Weir, with whom he made such films as Picnic at Hanging Rock (he received the BAFTA award for Best Cinematography), Gallipoli, The Last Wave, and The Year of Living Dangerously. He has also worked with other Australian filmmakers, including Peter Faiman (Crocodile Dundee), and Stephen Wallace (Prisoners of the Sun). He has also worked in the US, making such films as Dr. Dolittle (directed by Betty Thomas), Ghost Rider (by Mark Johnson), and Forever Young (by Steve Miner). His body of work encompasses a total of several dozen feature films. Russell Boyd participated in the Camerimage Festival in 2003. He received the Cinematographer-Director Duo award for his collaboration with Peter Weir. Their film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, was selected for the Main Competition that year. Russell Boyd's cinematography has also been presented during special screenings. In 1998, it was Dr. Dolittle, and next year, The Year of Living Dangerously.
Austrian actor, born in 1944 in Bad Aussee. Gained world-wide renown as a theatre actor, performing on German and Austrian stages. The international audience had a chance to see him in István Szabó's Mephisto, which won him a BAFTA Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles. His credits include Never Say Never Again, Hanussen, Quo Vadis?, The French Revolution, White Fang, and Tetro. Earned acclaim with his supporting role in Out of Africa, a performance that won him a Golden Globe, as well as Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He also tried his hand at directing, creating, among others, Seven Minutes. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011, where he received the Special Award to an Actor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. The Festival audience could see him in Colonel Redl, Hanussen, Manipulation (retrospective of the Szabó-Koltai duo, 2005) or Manipulation (special screenings, 2011).
Cinematographer. Tuba Atlantic with his cinematography was nominated for Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action. His portfolio includes commercials and music videos, e.g. So Hot (DU), Dance All Night With You (Sissy Wish), and Norsk Dansk (Sprutbass). Attended the Camerimage Festival in 2011, where he received the award for Best Cinematography in a Music Video for DU's So Hot.
Danish cinematographer, born in 1942 in Kopenhagen. He is the author of the cinematography in several dozen films, both TV and features, mostly produced in Denmark. He collaborated with the most notable Danish directors. His work includes, among others, several films directed by Bille August, such as Honeymoon, Return to sender, Marie Krøyer, and Silent Heart. He also gained recognition for his work in such films as Spring Tide, (dir. Eddie Thomas Petersen), The Magnetist's Fifth Winter (dir. Morten Henriksen) and Lost Generation” (dir. Charlotte Sachs Bostrup). Two-times Robert Award winner, the award given by the Danish Film Institute. Dirk Brüel attended the Camerimage Festival for the first time in 1999. In the 23rd edition in 2015 he was a member of the Cinematographer’s Debut Competition jury. The film Silent Heart (dir. Bille August) with his cinematography was screened as a part of the Baltic Sea Region Cinema Review.
Polish coach, marketing researcher, blogger and writer. He works in marketing and research & development, he is a certified social intelligence coach. He is a teacher at the WSB University, at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology and at the University of Gdansk. He supports many online businesses and enterprises, e.g. Travel World Passport and publishes in number of magazines on psychology and lifestyle, such as Charaktery and Dolce Vita. Piotr Bucki attened the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the Advertising Spots Competition. He also conducted a workshop on advertisement creation, connected to the competition.
Polish film and TV director and screenwriter, born in 1943 in Warsaw. Graduate of Warsaw University Faculty of Philosophy, and the Direction Department at the National Film School in Łódź. His feature debut was „A Woman and a Woman”, a film representing the cinema of moral concern. His most recognized film is „Interrogation”, the distribution of which was strictly forbidden by the communist regime in the middle 80’s in Poland. In 1985 he decided to emigrate to Canada, where he directed many episodes of popular TV series, such as „Alfred Hitchcock presents”. After returning to Poland he directed such films as „Generał Nil” or „The Closed Circuit”. His credits also include many documentaries and TV dramas. For „Interrogation” he received the awards at MFF in Gdynia and Golden Duck Award. He also received several civilian distinctions, such as the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal for Contributions to Polish Culture. Ryszard Bugajski attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014 and 2016. During his first stay he was one of the Main Competition Jurors, and one of the special events that year was a screening of his „Interrogation”. In 2016 Polish Films Competion featured his film Blindness.
American cinematographer, born in 1956 in Santa Monica. Nominated for Oscar, BAFTA, and ASC awards for his cinematographic work on Robert Zemeckis' Forrest Gump. Burgess collaborated with this director on such films as Cast Away, and Contact. His credits include Billy Crystal's Forget Paris, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, or Doug Liman's The Bourne Identity. In his career, Burgess has photographed more than 40 American films. Don Burgess attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009, where he served on the jury of Student Etudes Competition.
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