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Canadian cinematographer, born in 1958 in Montreal. Member of ASC. Winner of the BAFTA Award and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for his cinematography in “Collateral" by Michael Mann. His credits include also “Man on Fire" and “Deja Vu" by Tony Scott, “Total Recall" by Len Wiseman or “Dead Man Down" by Niels Arden Oplov. His cinematography in Tonny Scott`s “Beat the Devil" was screened in New York`s Museum of Contemporary Arts. Paul Cameron participated in the 20th and 24th edition of the Camerimage festival. In 2012 he was member of the Polish Films Competition jury. His cinematography in Malcolm Venville`s “Henry`s Crime" was presented as part of the special screenings in 2010. In 2016 his cinematography in "Westworld: The Original" was shown in TV Pilots Competition, and Cameron himself led the workshops for cinematographers.
Belgian cinematographer, born in 1956 in Léopoldville. He has collaborated with Belgian and French directors. His body of work encompasses over a dozen feature films and television productions. He has worked with such filmmakers as Alain Tasma, Olivier Smolders, Marie-France Collard, and Olivier Peray. Louis-Philippe Capelle has participated in six editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2005, he received the Bronze Frog award for his work on Black Night, directed by Olivier Smolders. He has also acted as juror four times. In 2006, he served on the jury of the Polish Films Competition, in 2007 that of Nokia Mobile Movie Competition, and in 2009 and 2016 the Documentary Feature Films Competition.
British film critic. Hi is deputy chairman of British Federation of Film Societies. For many years, he has worked for the British Film Institute. Member of BAFTA, and two international critics associations - Fedora, and The Critics` Circle. Cargin is also secretary of the British branch of FIPRESCI, and publisher of Film magazine. He was on the jury of numerous prestigious film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice or Pula. Peter Cargin attended the Camerimage Festival in 1997, where he was on the jury of the Main Competition.
American productions designer, born in 1952 in Los Angeles. He began his career in film as a member of the art department, and very soon became an independent production designer, working with such recognized directors as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron or Robert Zemeckis. His production designs include Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Avatar or Lincoln. Several times Oscar nominee, he has won the Academy Award for his work in Avatar and Lincoln. He was also recognized with several BAFTA awards as well as with many other prestigious prizes. Rick Carter attended the 21st edition of the Camerimage festival, where he received the Special Camerimage Award for Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity.
Spanish cinematographer, born in 1978. He studied in Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya n Barcelona and the British National Film and Television School. His credits include such films as Third Star by Hattie Dalton, Lucky by Chance and Running with the Bulls by Zoya Akhtar or Song of Marion by Paul Andrew Williams. Carlos Catalan Alucha has attended nine editions of the Camerimage festival. In 2001 he received a Silver Tadpole award for his cinematography in Marc Monje`s etude Prey. In 2014 his cinematography in Richard Raymonds' Desert Dancer was presented in the Main Competition.
Brazilian cinematographer born in 1947, in João Pessoa. His credits include several dozen films, mostly South American. He has collaborated with such filmmakers as Walter Salles, and Héctor Babenco. Walter Carvalho has participated in three editions of the Camerimage Festival so far. In 1998, he won the Golden Frog award for his work on Central Station, directed by Walter Salles. His cinematography in Behind the Sun (directed by Walter Salles) was selected for the Main Competition in 2002. In 2004, the Festival audience could see Carandiru (directed by Héctor Babenco) with his cinematography.
Italian photographer, filmmaker and writer, born in 1973 in Florence.Represented by Agence/Galerie VU'. As a photographer he has been working in Europe, USA, India and Cuba. Winner of the Mario Giacomelli Award and Leica European Publishers` Award. He has published two books: “Nero" and “Paradiso". His film debut was a documentary “No Peace Without War" presented on Vision du Reel Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Lorenzo Castore attended the Plus Camerimage festival in 2012 and 2013. During his first visit together with Adam Cohen he received the Golden Frog in Short Documentary Films Competition for “No Peace Without War". The year after he was a member of the Short Documentary Films Competition jury.
American producer and 3D expert. He is the chairman of the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society, and was also the president of Academy of Television Arts and Science, which awards Emmy. He is the organizer and producer of many international film events in the US and around the world. Jim Chabin attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014 and 2015, as a chairman of the 3D Films Competition jury.
Polish producer, screenwriter and documentary film director. She graduated from the Theatre Studies Department at the Jagiellonian University and Film Production Department at the National Film School in Łódź. As a journalist she collaborated with a number of Polish theatre magazines. Working for the Kraków branch of Polish Television, she was in charge of theatrical productions. Later on she served as deputy director of the TVN Feature Production Department until 2011. Dorota Chamczyk has attended four editions of the Camerimage Festival so far. In 2013 she sat on the jury of the Advertising Spots Competition, and the year later she was among the jurors of Directors' Debuts Competition. During the 22nd edition she was also one of the Talent Demo experts. In 2015 she was among the jurors of the newly established First Look: TV Pilots Competition.
French cinematographer, born in 1954 in Paris. Member of AFC. For her cinematography in “Of Gods and Men" by Xavier Beauvois she received The César Award and European Film Award nomination. Her body of work encompasses several dozen films, such as “Terror's Advocate" by Barbet Schroeder, "The Young Lieutenant" by Xavier Beauvois, “Promised Land" by Amos Gitai or “Alice and Martin" by Andre Tachine. Caroline Champetier has attended two editions of the Plus Camerimage festival. In 2012 she received the Silver Frog award for her cinematography in Leos Carax`s “Holy Motors".
Chinese cinematographer, born in 1957 in Xi`an. He began his career by working with Chinese directors, such as Chen Kaige or Zhang Yimu. Since 1990s he has worked also in the USA, shooting such films as The Gingerbred Man by Robert Altman, All the Invisible Children by Spike Lee or Autumn in New York by Joan Chen. Gu Changwei attended the Camerimage festival in 1994. The year before he was awarded with the Silver Frog award for his cinematography in Farewell My Concubine by Chen Kaige.
American cinematographer, born in 1935 in Wellesley. Nominated for the Academy Award for The Fugitive directed by Andrew Davis. He has collaborated with Martin Scorsese on The Last Waltz and Raging Bull. In 2003, American Society of Cinematographers recognized him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Chapman has also worked as an actor and director. Michael Chapman has attended the Camerimage Festival five times already. In 2004, he chaired the Student Etudes Competition jury, and in 2006 he was a member of the Main Competition jury. In 2008 and 2010, he also evaluated the films selected for the Documentary Films Competition. In 2016 he was distinguished with the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award.
Brazilian cinematographer of Uruguayan origin, born in 1958 in Montevideo. He studied in Sao Paulo. Initially worked on commercials and documentary films. In the 1980s he lectured at the International Film School in Cuba. He has collaborated with director Fernando Meirelles, creating City of God. This film brought him the Academy Award nomination in 2004. César Charlone has attended the Festival four times so far. He has received the Festival award twice: in 2003, he won the Golden Frog for his work on City of God, and in 2007, he won the Silver Frog for Blindness (both directed by Fernando Meirelles). He has also acted as juror. At the 13th edition of the Festival, he sat the Main Competition jury, and in 2007, he evaluated films selected for the Polish Film Competition.
Vietnamese cinematographer, born in 1977 in Hanoi. Studied at the German Film and Television Academy. The list of his collaborators includes such cinematographers as Michael Ballhaus or Mike Leigh. Winner of Michael Ballhaus Award, German Television Award, and German Kamera. His cinematographic credits include such films as Traffic Affairs (dir. Nicolai Albrecht), Tatort: Sheherazade (dir. Peter Henning, and Claudia Prietzel) or According to the plan (dir. Franziska Meletzky). He also contributed to documentary films, commercials, and music videos. Ngo The Chau attended the Camerimage in 2002, where he was distinguished with a Golden Tadpole for his cinematographic work in The Shadow (dir. Robin von Hardenberg).
French cinematographer, born in 1963. President of the French Association of Cinematographers. His movies were selected for César, and competed at Locarno, and San Sebastian film festivals. The list of films with his cinematography includes François Dupeyron's Monsiuer Ibrahim, David and Stephane Foenkinos' Delicacy or Christophe Honoré's Love Songs. Remy Chevrin attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2008, where he served on the jury of the Polish Films Competition.
Slovak cinematographer, born in 1976 in Bratislava. Graduate of Film and Television School of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. His cinematographic work on The Last Bus brought him Grand Prix at Stuttgart Film Festival. His camerawork in Dům (dir. Zuzana Liová) won him a nomination for the British Film Institute award, and a distinction at Palm Springs IFF. His output encompasses many advertising videos for well-known brands, e.g. Gucci, O2, McDonalds, Orange, Coca-Cola, or Skoda Auto. He also did camerawork on several music videos. Juraj Chlpik attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009, where he was distinguished in the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition for his cinematography in Blind Loves (dir. Juraj Lehotsky).
Cinematographer, born in 1960. Collaborated with Bertrand Tavernier on films such as L.627, Fresh Bait, Captain Conan, It All Starts Today, Holy Lola, and John Berry on Boesman and Lena, Captive in The Land. His output includes short films, series, commercials, and music videos created in collaboration with Serg Gainsbourg, Enki Bilal, or Alain Fraichet. He attended the Camerimage Festival in 2004, where he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. At the 12th edition of the Festival, Holy Lola, containing his cinematography, was shown during special screenings.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1981 in Rzeszów. Graduate of the University of Silesia in Katowice. His first widely acclaimed works were student etudes - for his cinematography in “Last Train" by Weronika Tofilska received an award at Open St. Petersburg Students Film Festival “Beginning", whereas “Another Day" by Tofilska brought him the Kodak Award at the Polish Films Festival in Los Angeles. Awarded also in Leipzig or Nyon, among others. He often shoots documentaries - his credits include “Mój dom" by Magdalena Szymków, “Decrescendo" and “Kawałek lata" by Marta Minorowicz or “Krajobraz nizinny z kołyską" by Arkadiusz Biedrzycki, among others. Paweł Chorzępa has participated in eight editions of the Camerimage festival. In 2012, together with Jacek Bławut, he received The Special Mention in the Short Documentary Films Competition for “Loneliness of Sound". Two other films with his cinematography : “Kawałek lata" and “Decrescendo" were featured in the Short Documentary Films Competition in 2010 and 2011. Both “Last Train" (in 2010) and “Another Day" (in 2008) were selected for the Student Etudes Competition. The 24th edition of the festival featured two films with his cinematography: "Polonaise" in Documentary Short Films Competion and "ZUD" among Documentary Features.
American cinematographer, director, and producer. Her numerous collaborations with Nick Broomfield include such films as Juvenile Liaison, Soldier Girls, Tattooed Tears, Aileen: Life & Death of a Serial Killer, and Emmy-winning series American High, and The Residents. Her body of work encompasses such productions as Punishment Park, Gimme Shelter, Pumping Iron, and documentaries Kurt&Courtney, Biggie&Tupac, The Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing. Her films won nominations for Sundance Award or the European Film Award. She attended the Camerimage Festival in 2011 for the first time. She was on the jury of the Short Documentary Films Competition. Who Needs Sleep?, which she photographed, was presented as part of the special screenings in 2006. In 2013 Joan Churchill was awarded with the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award for Documentary Filmmaking. She was also the president of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition jury. The same position she held also in 2015.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1985 in Warsaw. Graduate of the Cinematography Department at PWSFTviT in Łódź, and FAMU in Prague. He works on feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. His credits include such films as Mojca Tirs' Terra Rosa, Krzysztof Pietroszek's Agape, Borys Lankosz's Obcy VI. He directed, and did camerawork on the etude Gravediggers, which won him an Independent Short Films Competition Award at Two Shores Festival, and a nomination for Polish Short Films Competition at New Horizons Festival. His achievements include a KODAK Award for his cinematography in a commercial. He has attended the Festival nine times. In 2008, his etude Gravediggers won him a Silver Tadpole.
American director and screenwriter, born in 1939 in New York. He won international acclaim for The Deerhunter, a film for which he received the Academy Award for Best Director in 1979. He has also directed such films as Year of the Dragon and Heaven's Gate. Michael Cimino attended the Camerimage Festival in 2000. He was chairman of the Main Competition jury, and Student Etudes Competition. That year, The Sicilian was presented during a special screening. In 1997, Heaven's Gate with Vilmos Zsigmond's cinematography was presented as part of the Hungarian cinematographer's retrospective.
British editor, born in 1931 in Boston. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Editing for Roland Joffe's Killing Fields, nominated for Oscar Mission by the same director. In 2005, the American Cinema Editors society granted him a lifetime achievement award. His body of work encompasses such films as Mike Leigh's Vera Drake, Richard Loncraine's The Gathering Storm, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man István Szabó's Meeting Venus. Jim Clark attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006. He was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. He also conducted film editing workshop. Martha Fiennes' Onegin edited by Clark was selected for the Main Competition in 2000.
Chilean cinematographer, born in 1970 in Santiago. The list of directors he collaborated with includes Christoffer Boe (Reconstruction, Everything Will Be Fine), Dagur Kari (Dark Horse), Erik Gandini (Videocracy), Lars von Trier (Melancholy). His camerawork for Melancholy won him European Film Award, and Robert - Danish Academy of Film Award. He also received Amanda (Norwegian IFF Award) for Maria Sødahl's Limbo and a Robert for Christoffer Boe's za Allegro. Manuel Alberto Claro attended five editions of the Festival. His cinematography in Reconstruction won him a Bronze Frog in 2004 in the Main Competition, and the Frog of Frogs in 2007. Films he worked on were featured in the Main Competition, Directors' Debut Competition, and the Danish Cinema Review in 2006. Claro was on the jury of the Polish Films Competition (2006), the Student Etudes Competition (2001), and the Main Competition (2014).
British photographer. Specializing in film photography, Close collaborated with such figures as Clint Eastwood or Steven Spielberg. Begin his career by working on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Studied photography in Los Angeles and Prague. One of the pioneers of digital photography. Recognized with several prestigious exhibitions, e.g. in London. Murray Close attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2007, where he was on the jury of Student Etudes Competition. He also took pictures of Festival guests.
Italian film critic, film expert, and publicist. He contributes to numerous European film magazines, such as Positif, International Film Guide, or Urania. He also wrote the screenplay for the documentary The Nine Lives of Korean Cinema. Codelli has wrote and translated books about history and the most eminent figures of world cinema. He also holds the position of Cannes festival advisor. Lorenzo Codelli attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009, where he served on the jury of Student Etudes Competition.
American directors, producers, and scriptwriters. The elder of two brothers, Joel, was born in 1954, and the younger, Ethan, in 1957. They come from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are one of the most recognized and critically acclaimed American filmmakers. Nominated for the Academy Awards several times, they have won Oscars for Fargo (Best Screenplay) and No Country for Old Men (Best Director, Best Screenplay). They have also received many other distinctions, such as the Golden Palm and the Golden Globe awards. Their best-known films, beside the ones recognized with Oscars, are The Big Lebowski, The Man Who Wasn't There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Barton Fink. At the 2001 Camerimage Festival, Joel Coen received the Polish Film Award given by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. Both brothers, together with Roger Deakins, have been recognized with the Special Award to a Team for Outstanding Achievements in the field of the Art of Cinematography. Roger Deakins, who was present at the Festival, claimed the award on behalf of the whole team. The Coen brothers' films have been featured in several editions of the Festival, in World Panorama cycle, and special screenings.
Adam Cohen is a New York City born Filmmaker and Photographer. His films have been screened around the world at numerous museums and festivals including Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC, Rotterdam Film Festival, Sao Paolo Museum of Image and Sound, London Film Festival, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, The Dia Center for the Arts, and the Whitney Museum NYC. His films have been screened on the Sundance Channel, WDR TV Germany and Public Broadcasting Service-USA. In addition his print work has been exhibited at various institutions including Gallery Vu Paris, L'Espace Photo St. Cyprien Toulouse France and the FNAC Galleries throughout Italy. At the 20th edition of the Plus Camerimage festival Adam Cohen, together with Lorenzo Castore, was awarded with the Golden Frog award in the Short Documentary Films Competition for his film No Peace without War.
British-American cinematographer, born in East England and is currently living in Los Angeles. He has been working in the music and film business since the 1970s and eventually became one of the most wanted gaffers and cinematographers working on music videos. He made music videos for the most popular artists in the music business, such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Metallica, Jay Z, Kylie Minogue, Seal, Will Smith or Christina Aguilera. He is also an acclaimed author of cinematography for commercials. Martin Coppen has attended the Camerimage Festival three times. In 2009 he was a Music Videos Competition jury member, a year later – a member of Cinematographers Debut Competition jury and in 2015 he chaired the Music Videos Competition jury. That year he also received the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Music Videos and conducted a workshop on music videos: Music Videos: The Master Class Series.
Dutch photographer, cinematographer, and director. Born in 1955 in Strijen. He started his career as a photographer for Vogue and Rolling Stone Magazine. He has gained recognition as music video director - having created clips for such artists as U2, Nirvana, Depeche Mode, Metallica, and Brian Adams. He has also directed documentary and feature films, such as Control (2007), and a 2010 thriller The American, starring George Clooney. Anton Corbijn participated in the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2007. He was recognized with the Special Award for Director for Exceptional Achievements in the Field of Music Videos. Control, a film he directed, was selected for the Main Competition in 2007.
American sound editor and university lecturer. She is the Kay Rose Professor in the Art of Dialogue & Sound Editing at University of South California. Two of the films, Tony Scott's Crimson Tide and Michael Bay's Armageddon, for which she edited effects and dialogue, received Academy Award nominations for Sound Editing. Several of the films Costin has sound edited have received nominations for the Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Award. She also worked on such films as Kenneth Branagh's Dead Again, David Wolper's Imagine: John Lennon, or Tony Scott's Days of Thunder. Midge Costin attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, where she was on the jury of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition.
German cinematographer, screenwriter, director, and lecturer, born in 1945. Works in Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, member of bvk. Creator of numerous documentary films, his interests lie chiefly in economic, and political issues, as well as the cultures of South America, Africa, Asia, and history of music. His credits include such documentaries as Elvis, Reggae Music, or Sacy Perere. The last of the aforementioned films won him an award at the London Film Festival. Coulanges has also done camerawork for features, e.g. Harald Bergmann's Scardanella, and experimental films. Rolf Coulanges attended the Camerimage Festival three times so far. In 2006 he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition, and in 2012 he served on the jury of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition. In 2015 he was among the jurors of the Documentary Short Films Competition.
American motion picture editor, born in 1941 in Los Angeles. Member of ACE. Fascinated by the world of film, he began working at Warner Bros. in 1961, running errands at first. In time, Cox started cutting, first as an assistant and soon as one of the leading editors employed by the studio. He is famous for his close collaboration with Clint Eastwood, with whom he worked on 30 films, including The Bridges of Madison County, Mystic River and Letters from Iwo Jima. Best Editing Academy Award winner for Unforgiven and Academy Award nominee for Million Dollar Baby. Joel Cox was a guest of Camerimage festival in 2013 where he received Special Award to Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity.
British screenwriter, born in 1942 in Norwich. Collaborated with Richard Attenborough on such films as Cry Freedom, Chaplin, Shadowlands, or In Love and War. His output also includes The Mission, The Avengers, and Notting Hill. He has designed all the sets on all of the Harry Potter film adaptations. Ten-time Oscar nominee, Craig won the Academy Award three times for Best Art Direction: for Gandhi, Dangerous Liaisons, and The English Patient. He has amassed 14 BAFTA nominations, and won the award twice. In 2004, the Royal Society of Arts awarded him Royal Designer for Industry distinction. In 2008, he has received the Art Directors Lifetime Achievement Award. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, where he was granted Special Award to the Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity. The Festival audience had a chance to admire his set designs in Chaplin (special screenings in 1993), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (special screenings in 2010), and The English Patient (2011, John Seale's retrospective).
American cinematographer born in 1946, in Alhambra, California. Member of the ASC. He has collaborated with Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future cycle, Romancing the Stone), Dan Aykroyd, Steven Spielberg (Hook, Jurassic Park), and Nancy Meyers (What Women Want). He won the Best Cinematography Oscar nomination for Zemeckis' Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1989. In 1996, he was nominated for BAFTA for cinematography in Ron Howard's Apollo 13. Dean Cundey was twice a member of the Main Competition jury: at the 1999 and the 2009 Festival edition.
Cinematographer of Croatian origin, currently working in USA. She has gained critical acclaim for her cinematography in documentary films, such as Red Army by Gabe Polsky (screened at Cannes IFF), Inequality for All by Jacob Kornbluth (awarded at Sundance festival) or Oscar-nominated short documentary film Facing fear by Jason Cohen. Her credits include also Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Kimberlee Acguaro or Untitled by Jonathan Parker. Svetlana Cvetko attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. She was a member of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition jury.
Polish cinematographer. Graduate of The Leon Schiller's Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. His filmography encompasses such films as Tomasz Bardorsch's Gazda świata, and Igor Chojn's Through Glass, and A Screening at the Tatry Cinema. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival five times. In 2009, his etude Through Glass won him a Silver Tadpole.