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
Iranian cinematographer, born in 1952 in Tehran. In 1980, The Times singled him out as one of the 15 world's best cinematographers. Debuted on the big screen with Jodehay Sard. His portfolio includes such films as Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Nun va Goldoon, and Gabbeh, and Abbas Kiarostami's Bad ma ra khahad bord. His output includes cinematography for films such as A Separation, that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as a Golden Globe, Golden Bear, César, National Society of Film Critics and Film Independent awards. He attended the Camerimage Festival three times. At the 7th edition of the Festival, his The wind will carry us was selected for the Main Competition. In 2000, he was on the jury of the Main Competition, and the Student Etudes Competition. In 2011, recognized for his cinematographic work on A Separation with the Silver Frog Award in the Main Competition.
Polish cinematographer and director, born in 1959 in Zębice. A two-time Best Cinematography Oscar winner: for Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993) and for Saving Private Ryan (1998). He has also collaborated with Spielberg on other films, such as A.I. Artificial Intelligence, War of the Worlds, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for his work on The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (directed by Julian Schnabel), and Spielberg's Amistad and War Horse. His directing credits include such films as Lost Souls and Hania. Janusz Kamiński has attended four editions of the Festival. In 2002, he received the General Sponsor - Atlas Award for the Promotion of Polish Culture Abroad. At the 15th Plus Camerimage Festival, he won the Golden Frog for his work on The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. That year, the opening ceremony featured Hania, a film directed by Kamiński. His cinematography for Saving Private Ryan was selected for the Main Competition in 1998, and in 2008, the audience of the special screenings could see Schindler's List. In 2015 the latest film by Steven Spielberg Bridge of Spies with Kamiński's cinematography was screened during the Opening Ceremony of the festival.
Polish graphic artist and designer, born in 1974 in Warsaw. Member of the elite group of European designers of concepts vehicles of the future. The only Pole designing for Ferrari and Pininfarina design company. He was a lecturer at Instituto Europeo di Design in Turin and Royal College of Art in London. “Forbes" magazine found him one of the most creative people in Poland. Curator of the Gdynia Design Days. He cooperated with the United Nations, he was also an advisor to the president of Gdynia. Died in 2015. Janusz Kaniewski attended the Camerimage festival in 2012 and 2013. He was member of the Advertising Spots Competition jury.
Polish documentary filmmaker. Born in 1930, in Bydgoszcz. Considered one of the greatest creators of the Polish documentary films, he has been a mentor and source of inspiration for many. A lecturer at the PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź. In 1992, he became a professor. The Musicians (1960), his best known film, won the film festivals of Venice and Krakow. He received the Golden Hobby-Horse at the Krakow Film Festival for The Year of Frank W. He has also directed feature films, including the Golden Lions-nominee A Looming Shadow. Recipient of several national distinctions, including the Gloria Artis Gold Medal for Contributors to Polish culture. Kazimierz Karabasz attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2008. That year he received the Award For Outstanding Achievements In Documentary Filmmaking. Several of his films have been featured in the special screening called “Milestones of Polish Artistic Documentary Film".
Belgian cinematographer. His oeuvre includes such films as Linkerover, Lost Persons Area, and The Extraordinary Life of Rocky. In 2009, Hickey Underworld's music video Blonde Fire with his cinematography won the Best Music Video award.
Finnish director, scriptwriter, and producer. Born in 1957 in Orimattila. Recognized at the film festivals in Cannes, San Sebastian, and Venice, he has also won the Finnish Jussi award. He debuted in the early 1980s with the film version of Crime and Punishment. Literary inspirations are also visible in such films as Hamlet Goes Business, The Match Factory Girl, or La Vie de Bohème. The director is also known for Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Juha, The Man Without a Past, Lights in the Dusk, and many others. He has also appeared in some of his films as an actor. He owns a production company with his brother Mika. Aki Kaurismäki has participated in two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2004, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award, for his collaboration with Timo Salminen. His productions have often been selected for the Main Competition. It was Juha in 1999, in 2002, The Man Without a Past, and in 2011, Le Havre. The European Panorama featured Bad Family in 2010, and Drifting Clouds in 1996.
American cinematographer working primarily on commercials and music videos. He began his filmmaking adventure with the Pink Panther series, but was not involved in any camera work until Stephen Frears' " My Beautiful Laundrette". As a music video artist he collaborated with Elton John, Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Spice Girls, Jamiroquai and U2. He shots spots for Amnesty International, being himself involved in charity work. Some of his commercials were commissioned by the world's leading brands. Stephen Keith-Roach was a guest of Camerimage festival in 2013. He sat on the jury of the Music Videos Competition.
American cinematographer born in 1927, in Newark, New Jersey. A long-time member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), he has been its president twice. He received an Emmy Award for his work on the popular television series, Kojak. He has been the cinematographer in several dozen films, cooperating with such directors as Arthur Hill and Tim Burton. Victor J. Kemper has attended the Camerimage Festival four times. He was a jury member during the 1st edition, as the president of the ASC. In 2000, at the 8th edition, he received the Special Medal for Immense Contribution to the Development of Camerimage Festival. In 1997, he was one of the film workshops' instructors.
Polish cinematographer born in 1949, in Warsaw. Graduate of the PWSFTviT in Łódź, lecturer at several arts schools in Poland and abroad. One of the co-founders of the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC). His body of work encompasses several dozen films, including Jerzy Hoffman's With Fire and Sword, Jacek Bromski's The Art of Loving, and Stanisław Różewicz's The Night Time Guest. His collaboration with Wojciech Jerzy Has has resulted in such films as The Tribulations of Baltazar Kober, Memoirs of a Sinner, and Write and Fight. Grzegorz Kędzierski has attended the Festival six times so far. In 1998, during the 6th edition, he was a member of the Main Competition and Student Etudes Competition jury.
Polish director and scriptwriter, born in 1957 in Łódź. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź. Recipient of the Golden Lion and the Eagle awards, and winner of numerous distinctions at the film festivals in Cannes and Berlin. She debuted in the early 1980s. Her credits include such films as Devils, Devils, Nothing, Crows, I Am, Time to Die, and Tomorrow will be Better. She has also acted as a scriptwriter and editor of her own films. Dorota Kędzierzawska has attended ten editions of the Festival so far. In 2005, I Am received Honourable Mention to the Polish Film from International Board of Professionals. Artur Reinhart, the cinematographer behind many of Kędzierzawska's films, received the Golden Frog award in 1994 for his work on Crows. Films by this duo have been selected for the Main Competition. It was Nothing in 1998; in 2005, I Am; in 2007, Time to Die. At the 18th Festival, Tomorrow Will Be Better was featured in the Polish Films Competition.
Icelandic special effects supervisor, art director, production designer. He started working at the Icelandic Broadcasting Service (the national television service) as a property master and worked there for about 5 years until he got his first independent film work as a special effects supervisor on the Icelandic feature Devil’s Island by Frederik Thor Fredriksson. After working for 10 years in the Icelandic film industry, he started studies at the Northern Film School, where he received his post-graduate degree in production design. His first features he designed for were 1.0 Paranoia (2004) and Drum (2005). He has worked on many UK and US productions both as an art director and a special effects supervisor, including Dunkirk, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Interstellar, Batman Begins and many more. He has also just finished working on an Icelandic TV series called The Flatey Enigma set in 1960s Iceland. Eggert Ketilsson attended Camerimage Festiwal in 2018. He was among the jury members of the Polish Films Competition.
Polish director, screenwriter, and producer, born in 1953 in Chorzów. Debuted in 1984 with Three Feet Above the Ground, that was recognized at numerous Polish cinematic reviews, and was nominated for The Golden Lions. His output includes such films as Man's Business, Destined for Blues, and Little Rose. Almost all of his pictures were selected for the main competition at Gdynia Film Festival, but it was in 2010 that he received the Golden Lions for Little Rose. The same movie has won him a nomination for the Eagle award. In 2010, he was distinguished with the Best Polish Film award at the Plus Camerimage Festival. He attended the 21st edition of the Festival, where Polish Films Competition featured his film “In hiding".
Polish director, and screenwriter, born in 1941 in Warsaw. Graduate of The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź, Kieślowski's accolades include European Film Award, Golden Lion in Venice, Golden Lion in Gdańsk. He also received awards at Mannheim, Moscow, Chicago, and Vancouver festival. He began his career as a documentary filmmaker, most prominent of them being Curriculum Vitae, From a Night Porter's Point of View. His feature filmography encompasses such productions as Camera Buff, Blind Chance, The Double Life of Veronique, Decalogue cycle, or the Three Colours trilogy. Died in 1996 in Warsaw. Krzysztof Kieślowski attended the Camerimage Festival in 1994, and 1995. In 1994, his Three Colours: Red was featured in the Main Competition. In 2008, three of his films - From the City of Łódź, Hospital, and Talking Heads - were screened as part of the Milestones of Polish Artistic Documentary Films presentation. That year, the Festival audience could also see his Three Colours: White during Edward Kłosiński's retrospective. Since 2002, a distinction bearing his name is awarded at the Festival. Its recipients include Irene Jacob, Ralph Fiennes or Charlize Theron.
American actor, born in 1959 in Los Angeles. He is one of the most popular Hollywood artists. Since his debut in the 1980s, he has played in several dozen films. Best known for his roles in such films as Tony Scott's Top Gun, Ron Howard's Willow, Oliver Stone's The Doors (as Jim Morrison), Michael Mann's Heat, Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever, and Shane Black's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Val Kilmer attended the Camerimage Festival in 2005. He received the Special Award from Cinematographers to an Actor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. In 2004, Oliver Stone's Alexander with his role was selected for the Main Competition. Special screenings featured Masked and Anonymous (2003), and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).
American production designer, born in 1950 in Providence. A two-time Academy Award for Best Art Direction nominee: for Edward Zwick's Legends of the Fall (1995) and The Last Samurai (2003). She has also created set decorations for such films as To Live and Die in LA (directed by William Friedkin), and City of Angels (directed by Brad Silberling). She has collaborated with the most prominent American cinematographers, including Roger Deakins, and John Bailey. Lilly Kilvert has attended the Festival seven times. She first visited us in 2006, when she was among the jurors of the Student Etudes Competition. She also performed that function for the three following years (2008, 2009, and 2010). In 2007, she received the Special Award for the Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity. That year she was member of the Main Competition jury - a function she performed again at the 19th Plus Camerimage Festival. In 2014 she was among the jurors of the Directors' Debut Competition. Our audience could admire her work in Legends of the Fall, selected for the Main Competition in 1995.
South Korean cinematographer, born in 1976. He graduated from the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. His credits include both feature films and commercials made for the world’s most valuable brands. He has shot all over the world, including the US, Mexico, Korea, Thailand, Japan, China, New Zealand, and Eastern Europe. He was behind the cinematography for such feature films as A Bittersweet Life, Secret Agent, The Last Stand (from the director Kim Jee-woon), A Day (dir. Sun-ho Cho), The Fortress (by Dong-hyuk Hwang). Ji-Yong Kim attended Camerimage festival in 2018. For his cinematography in The Fortress he received the Golden Frog that year.
Cinematographer. He has collaborated with such filmmakers as Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo (Pâté), Gregg Araki (Smiley Face), and Brian Averill (Simple Revenge). His credits also include numerous commercials and music videos. He has photographed clips for such artists as Depeche Mode, 50Cent, Greenday, Dave Gahan, and Katy Perry. Shawn Kim participated in the Plus Camerimge Festival in 2010 and 2012. At the 18th edition he evaluated entries to the Music Video Competition. The previous year, he won its main prize, for his work on Depeche Mode's Wrong. In 2008, together with Aaron Stewart-Ahn, he won The Audience Award for I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie.
American cinematographer, born in 1943 in Wichita, USA. Member of the ASC. Earned professional recognition working with director Tony Scott on such film as "Top Gun", "True Romance", "Revenge" and "Beverly Hills Cop II". He was also responsible for the visual side of two of John Woo's "Mission: Impossible" instalments. He later met Woo on the set of "Windtalkers" and "Paycheck", and he also worked with Sylvester Stallone on "The Expendables" and Adrian Lyne on "Jacob's Ladder". Jeffrey L. Kimball was a guest of Camerimage festival in 2013. He sat on the jury of the Main Competition and attended a special screening of "Top Gun" in 3D.
German actress, born in 1961 in Berlin. She began her career at age 13 in Wim Wenders' One False Move. When she was 19, Kinski won a nomination for Golden Globe for her role in Romana Polanski's Tess. Her credits include Francisa Ford Coppola's One from the Heart, Paul Schrader's Cat People, Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, Michael Winterbottom's The Claim, and David Lynch's Inland Empire. Her accolades include a nomination for Saturn Award, and two nominations for César Award. Nastassja Kinski attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011, where she was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition.
German cinematographer, born in 1958 in Munich. Since 1986, he has been photographing feature films, music videos, and TV productions. The list of his numerous collaborators include Reiner Kaufmann, Ulrich Zrenner, and Kathrin Anna Stahl. Johannes Kirchlechner attended sseven editions of the Camerimage Festival. He was on the jury several times - in 2009 and 2012 at the Short Documentary Films Competition, in 2010 and 2015 - Polish Films Competition, in 2011 - Cinematographers' Debut Competition, and in 2014 - Feature Lenght Documentary Films Competition.
Senior Strategic Planner at Euro RSCG Warsaw. Graduated from Warsaw University's Department of Sociology, and Polish Open University (marketing programme). His professional tasks included devising brand strategies, as well as communication strategies for cities (Gdańsk, Łódź, Augustów, Radom), and Podkarpackie, and Pomorskie Voivodeship. He worked for the following brands: Bakoma, Bobovita, Vichy, PKN Orlen, BP Gas, Citroen, and Hortex. Maciej Klaś attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011, where he was on the jury of the Advertising Spots Competition.
Swiss cinematographer born in 1949, in Wettingen. He works in Germany and the USA. His body of work encompasses approximately thirty films, such as Head-On and The Edge of Heaven (directed by Fatih Akin), Lemon Tree (by Eran Riklis), and Downfall (by Oliver Hirschbiegel). Rainer Klausmann has attended two editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. In 2008, his cinematography on Uli Edel's The Baader Meinhof Complex was recognized with the Bronze Frog award. His work has been presented to the Festival audience several times. In 2004, special screenings featured Downfall, in 2006, the European Panorama screened Happy As One, and the 2011 German Cinema Review featured three films with his cinematography (Head-On, Soul Kitchen, and The Edge of Heaven).
Russian cinematographer, born in 1946 in Moscow. President of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation. Winner of the Russian Nika film award. Worked on such productions as Yuriy Pavlov's Dikarka, Valeri Fokin's Metamorphosis (earning him a second nomination Nika), or Pavel Chukhray's A Driver for Vera (nominated for Crystal Globe). Igor Klebanov attended the Camerimage Festival twice. In 2006, he was on the jury of European Debuts Competition. His camerawork on A Driver for Viera was screened at the 13th edition of the Festival, as part of the European panorama.
Polish cinematographer born in 1943, in Warsaw. He worked with the greatest Polish directors, including filmmakers representing the so-called cinema of moral concern. He cooperated with Andrzej Wajda (Man of Marble, Man of Iron, The Promised Land, The Maids of Wilko), Krzysztof Kieślowski (Decalogue II, Three colors: White), and Krzysztof Zanussi (Illumination, Camouflage). He also collaborated with Lars von Trier, as a director of photography in Europa. He received numerous awards at the national and international film festivals, including Gdańsk and Houston. A two-time nominee for the Eagle - Polish Film Academy award. He died in 2008. Edward Kłosiński attended four of the Festival's editions. At the 5th Camerimage Festival he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2008, he received the Award for the Contribution to the Art of Cinematography for his achievements. That year, a retrospective review of Edward Kłosiński was held. A special screening featured selected films with his cinematography.
Austrian cinematographer, born in 1972 in Schwatz. She graduated from Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her credits include such films as Hans Weingartner's The Edukators, Sven Taddicken's Emma's Bliss, My Brother the Vampire, or Chris Kraus' The Poll Diaries. The latter film won her a German Film Award in 2011 for Best Cinematography. Daniela Knapp attended three editions of the Festival. In 1999, she and Kathinka Minthe received a Bronze Tadpole for Sven Taddicken's etude Counting Sheep. The Edukators, on which she worked as cinematographer, was selected for the Main Competition in 2004. The Festival audience had a chance to admire her cinematographic work in The Poll Diaries (2010), and Emma's Bliss (2006) during the European films review.
British journalist, publisher, and producer. He is the publisher and publicist for Promo Magazine, and the Promonews.tv service. The list of magazines he contributes to includes Music Week, and Televisual. He also produces programs for MTV2, and C4 documentary. He heads the team responsible for the preparation of UK Music Video Awards. David Knight attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010 and 2012, where he served on the jury of the Music Videos Competition.
British cinematographer. Winner of BAFTA Award for his camerawork in Kevin Hall's The Final Passage, recognized at Sitges Film Festival for his cinematographic work in Quay brothers' Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life. His body of work encompasses more than 60 cinema, and television films, as well as commercials. The list of films he has worked on includes Quay brothers' The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes, Ben Hopkins' Simon Magus, and the famous musical Cats, directed by David Mallet. Nic Knowland attended the Festival four times. In 2005, he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. Simon Magus, with Knowland's cinematography, was selected for the Main Competition in 1999. At the 15th edition of the Festival, Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life was shown as part of the special screenings, and Duo was screened during the Quay brothers' animated films review.
Polish cinematographer and director, born in 1983. His documentary “21 days” was shown during the Koszalin Debut Film Festival “The Young and Cinema”. He is also a successful author of music videos. Damian Kocur attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. His cinematography in “What I Want”, which he also wrote and directed won a Bronze Tadpole of the Student Etudes Competition. That year the video for Fisz Emade Tworzywo’s “Pył” with his cinematography was shown in the Music Videos Competition.
Polish film critic, journalist, and academic lecturer. A long-time contributing author to the Film magazine. Editor-in-chief of the Kino magazine since 1994. Author of numerous publications on film history and film analysis. He lectures film history at the Warsaw University, and at the Academy of Film and Television in Warsaw. He has translated Woody Allen's books into Polish. Andrzej Kołodyński participated in the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, as member of the Main Competition jury.
Polish director, and screenwriter, born in 1981 in Poznań. His output includes such pictures as Nice to See You, Ode to Joy, Spływ, and Suicide Room. In 2004, he was second runner-up for the Cinefondation Award at Cannes Film Festival for the etude Nice to See You. Suicide Room won him an Eagle Award in the Discovery of the Year category, and three nominations in Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay categories. "Film" magazine recognized Suicide Room with two Golden Ducks, and the jury of the New Horizons festival distinguished the picture with Best Debut award. In the 2011 Plus Camerimage edition he received the grand prix for direction in the Polish Films Competition.
Russian director and scriptwriter born in 1937, in Moscow. Winner of distinctions at the film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Karlovy Vary, and San Sebastian. Since the 1980s he has also worked in the US. As a scriptwriter he has collaborated with Andrei Tarkovsky on such films as The Steamroller and the Violin and Andrei Rublov. He has also written scripts to his own films. His scriptwriting credits include such titles as Siberiade, Runaway Train, Shy People, House of Fools, The First Teacher, Tango & Cash, and Maria's Lovers. He has gained critical acclaim with his film versions of Russian literary classics, such as A Nest of Gentlefolk based on the novel by Ivan Turgenev, and Uncle Vanya, based on the play by Anton Chekov. Andriei Konchalovsky has participated in two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2005, he received the Special Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. House of Fools was included in special screenings held in 2002 and 2005.
Polish film critic, essayist, and author of books on film born in 1935, in Warsaw. Former lecturer at PWSFTviT in Łódź. Contributing author to such prominent film magazines as "Film" or "Kino". Author of monograph of Federico Fellini, and the extended interview with Agnieszka Holland (“Magia i pieniądze", 2002), and many other books on the history and poetics of cinema. Her star is included in the Walk of Fame in Łódź. Died in 2011. Maria Kornatowska participated in nine editions of the Festival. She was member of the Main Competition jury in 1998, when she also evaluated films selected for Student Etudes Competition.
Polish director, and screenwriter, born in 1972 in Olsztyn. She began her career as an author of television programs, and documentary films. She collaborated with her husband, Krzysztof Krauze, on several of his films: My Nikifor, and Saviour Square. Joanna Kos-Krauze attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006. Together with her husband, Krzysztof, she received the award for best director in the Polish Films Competition. In 2005, My Nikifor was featured in the Main Competition.
Polish cinematographer, director, and scriptwriter. Born in 1970, in Krakow. He debuted in 1999 with a controversial documentary film Such a Beautiful Son I Delivered, recognized with numerous distinctions at the film festivals in Kazimierz Dolny and Krakow. He received the Golden Lions of Gdynia and the Eagle award nomination for his cinematography in The Welts (directed by Magdalena Piekorz) . His credits include such films as Jacek Bromski's The Lovers of the Year of the Tiger and Entanglement, and Drowsiness directed by Magdalena Piekorz. He has been recognized with the Golden Duck award and the Golden Lions, as well as the Eagle nomination for his work on The Reverse (directed by Borys Lankosz). Marcin Koszałka has attended five editions of the festival so far. He was a jury member of the Documentary Films Competition in 2010. The year before he won the Golden Frog award for his cinematography in The Reverse. Films he has directed or photographed have often been featured in the Documentary Films Competition and the Polish Films Competition. In 2015 his feature lenght debut The Red Spider was presented in the Main Competition.
Polish marketing specialist, coach and writer. He is a PhD graduate of the University of Gdansk. He is and author of numerous publications on competitiveness, innovation and marketing. He published several books, including Sztuka Marketingu and Sztuka Rynkologii, which quickly became bestsellers and found its place in the classic Polish marketing literature. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. He publishes with Harvard Business Review Polska and writes an awarded blog about marketing. Jacek Kotarbiński attened the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the Advertising Spots Competition. He also conducted a workshop on the contemporary marketing communication tools, connected to the competition.
Estonian cinematographer, born in 1965 in Raasik. A graduate of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (VGIK). He has a wealth of experience in feature films, documentaries and television commercials. His most prominent films include 1944 by Elmo Nuganen or Somnambulance by Sulev Keedus. In 2015 Zaza Urushaze’s Tangerines with Kotov’s cinematography was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and Kotov himself received a nomination for the European Film Awards. Rein Kotov attended the Camerimage festival for the first time in 2002. In 2015, in the 23rd edition he was a member of the Cinematographer’s Debut Competition jury. Tangerines with his cinematography was then screened as a part of the Estonian Cinema Review, and 1944 – as a part of the Baltic Sea Region Cinema Review.
Hungarian cinematographer, born in 1933 in Cece. Since the end of the 1950s, he lived and worked in the USA. Kovács worked on such classic films as Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, and Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces. His body of work encompassed almost seventy films, the result of collaboration with such directors as Robert Altman (That Cold Day in the Park), Martin Scorsese (New York, New York), Peter Bogdanovich (Paper Moon), and Hal Ashby (Shampoo). He was the cinematographer behind such Hollywood hits as Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, and My Best Friend's Wedding. Died in 2007, in Beverly Hills. László Kovács attended eight editions of the Camerimage Festival. He was member of the Festival's juries: the Main Competition jury (1997, 2004), and Student Etudes Competition jury (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005). He received the Golden Frog Lifetime Achievement Award at the 5th Camerimage Festival. To celebrate that, a retrospective of his work was organized, presenting such films as New York, New York, Shampoo, Five Easy Pieces, and Radio Flyer. László Kovács was also the presenter of workshops and seminars, including Panvision workshops in 2003, and 2005. Since 2007, the Golden Tadpole award for winners of the Student Etudes Competition bears his name.
Polish film director, screenwriter, actor and journalist, born in 1977 in Wrocław. He is known for his close association with independent cinema, be it as a director ("Nie panikuj!", 2007), or an actor ("Ugór", "Krew z nosa" - both performances recognized with Independent Polish Cinema Jan Machulski Awards). He is also the author of several award-winning etudes and short films, including "Marco P. i złodzieje rowerów", "Księżycowa rzeka" and "Opera z mydła". Kox gained considerable fame for his 2012 feature film "The Girl from the Wardrobe" featuring Magdalena Różańska, Wojciech Macwaldowski and Piotr Głowacki. He has initially attended Camerimage as a journalist, making his festival debut as a filmmaker in 2013 and winning, together with the cinematographer Arkadiusz Tomiak, the Polish Film Competition.
Polish director, and screenwriter, born in 1953 in Warsaw. Graduate of PWSFTviT in Łódź. Two-time winner of the Golden Lion Award, recipient of several Eagle Awards, Krauze was also distinguished at Kraków and Karlove Vary film festivals. He worked for Se-ma-for studio an Karol Irzykowski Film Studio. His most well-known films are Saviour Square, My Nikifor (co-directed with her wife, Joanna Kos-Krauze), Street Games, or Debt. Died in 2014. Krzysztof Krauze attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006. Saviour Square has brought him and his wife, Joanna, an award for Best Director in the Polish Films Competition. A year earlier, My Nikifor was featured in the Main Competition.
Danish cinematographer, born in 1962, in Zurich. He has worked on numerous Danish feature films and television productions. He has collaborated with Peter Flinth on The Knight Templar and The Fakir, and with Niels Arden Oplev on the BAFTA-awarded Millenium: Men Who Hate Women. He has been nominated for the Golden Beetle award twice, and is the winner of a Robert - the Dannish Film Academy award. Eric Kress has attended the Festival twice. In 2000, he received the Special Award from the President of the Polish Film State Institute for his work on A Place Nearby. That film was selected for the Main Competition. Kress had another chance to win the Golden Frog in 2011. The jury evaluated his work on Nothing's All Bad directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals.
Russian cinematographer, born in 1967 in Moscow. Collaborated with director Andrey Zvyagintsev on such films as The Return, The Banishment, and Elena. Nominated for the European Film Award in the Best Cinematographer category for his work on The Banishment. Mikhail Krichman has attended four edition of the Camerimage Festival so far. At the 11th edition of the Festival, Return - with his cinematography - was competing for the Golden Frog award. In 2010, he was recognized with a Silver Frog for Best Cinematography in Silent Souls. At the 20th edition he served on the jury of the Students Etudes Competition, and his cinematography in Andrei Zvyagintsev Elena could be seen in the special screenings. In 2014 he was awarded with the Golden Frog for his cinematography in Leviathan by Andrei Zvyagintsev.
Norwegian cinematographer, born in 1946 in Oslo. He worked on some forty films, released in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, France, England, and the US. He was nominated for the Da Vinci award at Palm Springs Festival. His collaboration with Norwegian directors Knut Erik Jensen (Burnt by Frost), and Petter Næss (Mozart and the Whale) won him recognition. Krøvel was the cinematographer on the Oscar-nominated Elling, directed by Næss. Died in 2011. Svein Krøvel participated in the Camerimage Festival in 2004, where he was a member of the Main Competition jury.
Czech film and television producer and a graduate of the famous Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). As a production manager and co-producer he has worked on over 50 films shot in the Czech Republic, including such international productions as Brian De Palma's "Mission: Impossible" and Bernard Rose's "Immortal Beloved". Since 2006 he has also lectured at the Academy of Film and Television in Pisek. Jaroslav Kučera was a guest of Camerimage festival in 2013. He sat on the jury of the Directors' Debuts Competition.
Polish public relations specialist. He is a PR specialist working mainly in the technology industry, collaborating with the Remarkable Ones agency. Based on their accumulated experience, together with Robert Tarnowski they created a blog acknowledged by the industry – “PR bez krawatów”, aimed at people involved with communication, i.e. public relations, marketing, branding and advertising. They also organise regular “No tie PR” meetings dealing with various industry-related topics – from PR tools to social campaigns and PR technology. Marcin Kuchno attended Camerimage festival in 2018, as a member of the Advertising Spots Competition “European Funds in Focus” jury.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1958 in Bydgoszcz. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź. He has been living and working in the Netherlands since the 1980s. Member of the Dutch Society of Cinematographers. He has worked for Dutch television, creating cinematography for series and commercials. His credits include many feature films. He has collaborated with such filmmakers as Ben Sombogaart (Isabelle, Bridge Flight, Twin Sisters), Dick Maas (Quiz), Wiesław Saniewski (The Winner), and Ralph Ziman (The Zookeeper). He was nominated for the Golden Duck award in 2011, for his work on The Winner. Piort Kukla has participated in four editions of the Festival. In 2006, he sat the European Debuts Competition jury. He acted as a juror again in 2013, when he evaluated films in Cinematographers` Debut Competition. In 2003, he received the Silver Frog award for his work on Twin Sisters. In 2009, Bridge Flight was selected for the Main Competition. Films with Kukla's cinematography have been featured in the World Panorama cycle: at the 9th Camerimage Festival it was The Zookeeper, and at the 18th edition, The Storm (directed by Sombogaart).
Macedonian editor, film critic, and publicist. For many years, he has worked as an editor, film critic and publicist at MRT (Macedonian Radio Television). He is also a long-standing artistic director and Main Competition selector at the Manaki Film Festival in Bitola, Macedonia. In the Ex-Yugoslavian period, he used to write for the leading film magazines: “Sineast”, “Film Culture” and “Filmograf”. He is co-founder of the CineDays Festival of European Film and the Skopje Animation Festival, Animax. He is a co-author of the book Rain–The World Media about Milcho Manchevski’s famous film Before the Rain. As a member of FIPRESCI he has participated in juries at more than 25 film festivals worldwide. He is also member of the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean, FEDEORA. Blagoja Kunovski visited Camerimage festival in 2018 as the member of the FIPRESCI jury.
American cinematographer and director, born in 1959 in New Jersey. She is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers ASC. She gained international acclaim working on both, documentaries and feature films. In 2009, together with Thavisouk Phrasavath, she was nominated for an Oscar in the “Best Documentary Features” category for The Betrayal – Nerakhoon. As a cinematographer she has worked on numerous valued feature films, such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind directed by Michel Gondry and A Little Chaos by Alan Rickman. Ellen Kuras has attended the Camerimage Festival four times so far. In 2008 she presented her documentary feature titled The Betrayal – Nerakhoon to the festival audience as a part of Special Screenings. Alan Rickman’s film A Little Chaos with her cinematography was screened during the 22nd edition and in 2015 she was a member of the Student Etudes Competition jury.
Serbian director and screenwriter, born in 1954 in Sarajevo. One of the most acclaimed contemporary European directors. His films Do You Remember Dolly Bell?, When Father Was Away on Business, Time of the Gypsies, Arizona Dream, Underground or Black Cat, White Cat won him international acclaim. Winner of several awards in Venice, Cannes and Berlin. In 1986 his film When Father Was Away on Business won a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Emir Kusturica attended the Camerimage festival in 1999. In 1995 his film Underground was selected to the Main Competition.
Polish director and scriptwriter born in 1929, in Szopienice. Winner of the Golden Lions award, the Golden Duck award, and the jury of the Karlovy Vary Festival award. Nominated for the Golden Palm of Cannes for Pearl in the Crown. His credits include over twenty feature films, as well as several plays for the Theatre of Television. He debuted in 1958 with Cross of the Brave. His films centre around the problems of Silesia, which is the case with his so-called Silesia Trilogy: The Salt of Black Earth, Pearl in the Crown, Beads of One Rosary. He has also made such films as Colonel Kwiatkowski, From Nowhere to Nowhere, I Shall Always Stand Guard, and The Line. He was elected for the Sejm and the Senate. In 1975, he was recognized with the Commander's Cross - Order of Polonia Restituta. Kazimierz Kutz participated in the Camerimage Festival in 2005. That year he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award for his collaboration with Wiesław Zdort. Nobody's Calling was featured in the 50 years of the Polish Film School Project of 2007.
In 2002-2011 he was the program director of Tribeca festival. Originator of the Tribeca All Access initiative, which builds relations between filmmakers from USA, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain. David Kwok attended the Plus Camerimage Festival thrice- in 2010, 2011 and 2012. At the 18th edition of the Festival, he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition, the year later - Short Documentary Films Competition, and in 2012 - Directors` Debut Competition. At the 20th edition he was one of the Talent Demo experts.
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