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
American cinematographer, born in 1948 in Morristown, New Jersey. Member of the ASC. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Far from Heaven, directed by Todd Haynes. The film earned him a special jury prize at the Venice Film Festival. He was nominated for an Emmy and the ASC award for Mildred Pierce (2011). He served as an assistant to such prominent cinematographers as Vittorio Storaro and Sven Nykvist. His feature credits include La Soufrière directed by Werner Herzog, Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion, Steven Soderbergh's Erin Brokovich, and Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. Ed Lachman is one of the frequent guest of the festival. He has also received three Festival awards. In 2002, he won the Silver Frog award for Far from Heaven, in 2007, the Bronze Frog for I'm Not There (both directed by Todd Haynes). In 2015 he won the Golden Frog for Carol, another film he made together with Todd Haynes. In 2009 and 2013, he sat the Main Competition jury, in 2010, that of the Short Documentary Films Competition, and in 2012 and 2014 - Music Video Competition. In 2002, he conducted the Arri Lightening workshops and a student seminar together with Phedon Papamichael.
German cinematographer, based in Berlin. He studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) and shot numerous features, commercials and music videos. After completing film school he spent three years working in China and moved on to settle in his home town Berlin. Coming back to Europe in 2016 he made his first feature film „Ronny & Klaid“ starring Fatih Akin, Jenny Elvers and Franz Dinda. In 2019 his feature film "The Witch and the Ottoman“ was released. At Camerimage 2014 Julian Landweer was awarded with the Golden Tadpole for his cinematography in Andrej Gontcharov’s film “Berlin Troika”.
American actress, born in 1949 in Cloquet, Minessota. She has received two Academy Awards – in 1982 for her supporting role in Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie and a few years later she got an Oscar for the leading role in Tony Richardson’s Blue Sky. Her work includes roles in movies like King Kong by John Guillermin (which was her big screen debut), All That Jazz by Bob Fosse, The Postman Always Rings Twice by Bob Rafelson, Big Fish by Tim Burton, Broken Flowers by Jim Jarmush and Bonneville by Christopher N. Rowley. She also starred on Broadway with some significant success - she was, for instance, in the cast of the famous adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire. For many years she successfully joined her acting career with her other passion – photography. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambsassador and frequently documents her experiences on photographs. Jessica Lange attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. She received the Krzysztof Kieślowski Award and opened the exhibition of her photographs, titled “Unseen”.
Canadian film producer with Hungarian roots, born in 1949 in Hungary. He produced over forty feature films and is the owner of a production company called Serendipity Point Films. He is one of the most influential people in the Canadian film and TV industry, he was a member of CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) board and TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). He frequently engages in independent and ambitious projects. He produced films for such prominent artists as David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, eXistenZ, Crash), Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Remember) and Istvan Szabo (Sunshine, Being Julia). Robert Lantos attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. He received a special Award to Producer with Unique Visual Sensitivity.
Stereographer, born in 1980 in Lilienfeld, Austria. Founder of the International Society of Stereographers. He has worked on many stereographic productions, such as “The Green Hornet" by Michael Gondry, The amazing Spider-Man by Marc Webb, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes by Matt Reeves or Transformers 4: Age of Extinction by Michael Bay. Markus Lanxinger attended the Camerimage festival in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was member of the 3D Films Competition jury.
German documentary filmmaker, and cinematographer, born in 1938. Member of bvk. Began his career in ZDF television. Recipient of Deutscher Kamerapreis award for his camerawork in Peter Reichelt's Sam Spade jagt den Malteser Falken. His output includes numerous television productions, e.g. series Wolffs Reviers, and Ein Fall fur Zwei. Rüdiger Laske attended three editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. In 2007, he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition.
Polish cinematographer, born in Warsaw in 1951. He graduated from the Cameraman Faculty of the PWSFTviT in Łódź and moved to the US. He started his career in New York as a documentary cinematographer and ended up working with the Oscar-winning director Zbigniew Rybczyński, with whom he created music videos. After moving to Los Angeles, he started working on feature films with directors Daniel Petrie (Square Dance, 1987), Robert Altman (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, 1988), and Michael Pressman (Frankie & Johnny Are Married, 2003). He worked on the Oscar-nominated (in 1998) documentary Colors Straight Up (1997). Shooting feature films and documentaries, he travelled all around the world. He is a lecturer at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, California Institute of the Arts, and The Maine Photographic Workshop. He is a senior lecturer at the American Film Institute. For Tom Donnelly’s The Garden of Redemption and Robert Altman’s The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial he was nominated for the ASC Award. Jacek Laskus has attended severaleditions of Camerimage. In 2013 he presented a collection of his photographs to the festival’s audience. In 2016 he was a member of the Cinematographer’s Debut Competition’s jury.
British cinematographer of German origin born in 1926, in Berlin. He has worked on several dozen films, including the classic Zorba the Greek directed by Mihalis Cacoyannis. He won an Oscar for Best Cinematography in 1965 for that project. Walter Lassally has attended the Festival four times. In 1995, 1997, and 2011 he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 1996 and 1997 he also conducted student workshops and seminars.
British editor, born in 1944 in London. Long time collaborator of the director Neil Jordan, with whom he has worked on such films like Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy, The End of the Affair, Breakfast on Pluto, Ondine or Byzantium. He also edited films by such directors as Stanley Kubrick (Barry London), Pater Hewitt (Laws of Attraction), Sam Peckinpah (Straw Dogs, Cross of Iron), Peter Kosminsky (Wuthering Heights) or Roger Donaldson (Bounty). His credit includes several dozens feature films. Tony Lawson attended the Camerimage festival in 2013. He was member of the Student Etudes Competition jury and one of the Talent Demo program experts.
Danish cinematographer, born in 1954 in Aalborg. A graduate of the Danish National Film School; he has been involved in the production of feature films, documentaries and advertisements. In Denmark he has collaborated with, among others, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen on the set of Rubber Tarzan, and Frode Højer Pedersen on the set of My Granny’s House – for which he received prestigious Danish film awards. In 1997 he met Mexican director Guillermo del Toro and made several films with him including del Toro’s American debut Mimic, the stylish Crimson Peak, The Shape of Water – acclaimed by critics (for this film he received nominations for Oscar, BAFTA Award and ASC Award, among others), and Nightmare Alley. He has also collaborated with directors such as Ole Bornedal, Lisa Ohlin, Sergey Bodrov, Christophe Gans, and Jonathan Liebesman. Dan Lausten has visited the Camerimage festival twice. In 2017, he came to present his cinematography in The Shape of Water (which was a closing gala film that year), and a year later he was among the jury members of the Main Competition.
American cinematographer. A graduate of Florida State University film school. His first notable movie was Barry Jenkins’ directing debut Medicine for Melancholy (2008), after which they teamed up again for the acclaimed and awarded Moonlight (2016) and the soon to be released If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). He photographed the Cannes-premiere The Myth of the American Sleepover, as well as Adult World, Camp X-Ray, Tusk and many other films, numerous commercials and music videos. For his work in Moonlight he received numerous awards, including Nomination for Oscar® in Best Achievement in Cinematography category and Independent Spirit Award in Best Cinematography category. James Laxton has attended two editions of Camerimage festival so far. In 2016 he came as a Golden Frog nominee to present his work in Moonlight, and in 2018 he was among the jury members of the Polish Films Competition. That year he also conducted the workshop for cinematographers.
American editor, born in 1953 in Redwood City. He is known for action movies, animated films, dramas, and musicals. Since 1991, he has edited all of Tim Burton's movies, including Batman Returns, Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes, Corpse Bride, and Alice in Wonderland. He also collaborated with Tony Scott on such projects as Public Enemy, The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3, Unstoppable. Responsible for the editing of Jerry Bruckheimer's films such as Dominic Sena's 60 seconds, Simon West's Con Air, and Michael Bay's Pearl Harbour and Armageddon. Two-time Oscar nominee for best editing of Top Gun and Crimson Tide, and two-time recipient of the American Cinema Editors award. Attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, and was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. At the 18th edition of the Festival, he was distinguished with the Lifetime Achievement Award to the Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. That year, he also conducted a student seminar based on Alice in Wonderland.
Italian film and theatre critic, born in 1986 in Genoa. For many years he had worked as an assistant director and production assistant. Since 2006 he has been intensively writing reviews and festival reports for Italian websites and magazines such as “FilmDOC”, “Il Ragazzo Selvaggio” and “Marla”. In 2012 he published his first book, the essay L’eresia del dolore – Il teatro di Antonio Tarantino – and became a freelance lecturer in film and theatre history. A member of the SNCCI and FIPRESCI, he has been a critic and jury member at many international film festivals. He was president of the FIPRESCI jury at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in 2014, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in 2015, and the Istanbul Film Festival in 2018. Massimo Lechi visited Camerimage festival in 2018 as the member of the FIPRESCI jury.
British director, born in 1971. Photographer by profession, he worked as a reporter for many years, including working in the Middle East. He quit photography for a career in film business and gained universal acclaim and received numerous awards (in Cannes, among others) by directing commercials for the largest international brands. He has his own production company called Rattling Stick, which has been named the best production company in advertising business five times already. His feature debut was Gone, made in 2006. He works in the music business as well, creating music videos for such artists as Massive Attack, Whale and Elbow. In 2016,the music video for the Massive Attack song Voodoo in My Blood directed by Ringan Ledwidge won the Music Videos Competition at Camerimage.
Director and screenwriter, born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan. For many years he has been living and working in the USA, where he began his career working with Spike Lee. He is one of the most acclaimed contemporary directors. Awarded with an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain, he also received several other nominations for the Academy Award. Winner of two Golden Bears - for Sense and Sensibility and The Wedding Banquet, Golden Lion for Lust, Caution and Brokeback Mountain, Golden Globes for Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and several other prestigious awards and nominations. Ang Lee attended the Plus Camerimage festival in 2007. That year his film Lust, Caution was selected to the Main Competition, as was Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000. His films could also be seen in special screenings - Taking Woodstock in 2009 and Life of Pi in 2012.
British director and screenwriter born in 1943, in Salford. He has released over twenty films, and wrote scripts for more than a dozen. Recipient of many prestigious awards, such as the Golden Lion for Vera Drake (2004), the Golden Palm for Secrets and Lies (1996), and the Best Director award which he obtained at the 1993 Cannes Festival for Naked. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Vera Drake in 2005. He has spent many years working as a stage director. He acted as chairman of the Main Competition jury in 1999. That year he was awarded the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award for his collaboration with Dick Pope. In 2004, Dick Pope received the Golden Frog award for cinematography in Vera Drake. The 16th Camerimage Festival's European Panorama featured Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, and his Mr. Turner was presented in the Main Competition 2014. The director also attended the Festival in 2002.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1948 in Miłków. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School) in Łódź, where he currently lectures. In 1997, he was nominated for the European Film Award for My Summer of Love directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. He has also been recognized with Bronze Lions at the Gdańsk Film Festival for the cinematography in Tadeusz Junak's Palace, and a nomination for the Golden Duck award for his work on God's Little Village, directed by Jacek Bromski. He has collaborated with such Polish and international directors as Krzysztof Zanussi, Janusz Morgenstern, Kenneth Lonergan, and David Blair. Ryszard Lenczewski has participated in ten editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2006, he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2008, the festival audience could see two films with his cinematography. Special screenings featured Spring 1941, directed by Nuri Barbash, and Milestones of Polish Artistic Documentary Film review included Bogdan Dziworski's Hockey. He was among the jurors of the Main Competition again in 2015, when he also conducted the seminar of the Lodz Film School.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1981 in Rzeszów. Graduated from The Cinematography and Television Production Department at PWSFTviT in Łódź, and Laszlo Kovacs', and Vilmos Zsigmond's master course in Budapest. He also works as lighting director, and trailers' director. Winner of the TVP Chairman Award at the 48th edition of the Kraków Film Festiwal, Kamera magazine award, and Golden Trailer Award. Lenkowski photographed many commercials. As cinematographer, he has worked on such films as I Am Yours (dir. M. Grzegorzek), Seeds (dir. W. Kasperski), or Bez wstydu (Without Shame) (dir. F. Marczewski). Member of PSC, and International 3D Society. Szymon Lenkowski attended eight editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. In 2002, he won a Silver Tadpole for his camerawork in Siena. Films with his cinematography were screened at several editions of the Festival - in 2003, it was Monika Kowalska's etude The Last Man, in 2008, Seeds and Just Like Heaven, shown as part of the documentary films screenings, and in I Am Yours, featured in the Polish Films Competition in 2009.
French cinematographer, born in 1949 in Paris. Member of ASC, and AMPAS. One of the founders of The French Society of Cinematographers (AFC). Winner of the ASC Award for the television film Uprising. Nominated for the Australian Film Academy Award, and Emmy. He also did camerawork for Olivier Assayas' Demonlover, Rolf De Heer's Dingo, or Robert Greenwald's Steal This Movie. He conducts courses and workshops at universities in USA, and Australia. His body of work encompasses dozens of feature films. Lenoir also shot music videos, and commercials. He also wrote a book about director John Cassavetes. Denis Lenoir attended four editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2006 as well as in 2013, he was on the jury of the Main Competition and during the 22nd edition he was among the jurors of Directors' Debut Competiion. His camerawork for Demonlover earned him a Bronze Frog at the 10th edition of the Festival. Chrisopher Hamption's Carrington with his cinematography was featured in the world panorama in 1995. The audience had also chance to admire his work in Eden by Mia Hansen-Løve (Special Screenings 2014)
Polish journalist, DJ and music critic, born in 1967 in Olecko. He was a chief editor of the “Laif" magazine, he has also cooperated as a music journalist with such polish newspapers as Wprost and Gazeta Wyborcza. In 2003 he hosted his own program in polish TV. He is also known for his work as a juror in popular tv music show “Idol". Died in 2015. Robert Leszczyński attended the Camerimage festival in 2013. He was member of the Music Videos Competition jury.
Australian cinematographer born in Sydney. Member of the ACS, and the ASC. His career in the US took off with Nightmare on the Elm Street 5. He received the Australian Cinematographers Society award for his work on Predator 2, directed by Peter Hopkins, with whom he has collaborated on 20 films. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers won him an Emmy Award. Peter Levy attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006. He was one of the Main Competition jurors. In 2000, the World Panorama cycle featured Under Suspicion (directed by Stephen Hopkins) with his cinematography.
American cinematographer of Filipino descent, born in 1968 in New York. He collaborated with such directors as Spike Lee (She Hates Me, Inside man), Joel Schumacher (Phone Booth, Tigerland), Live Schreiber (Everything is Illuminated), and Olivier Dahan (My Own Love Song). He worked with Darren Aronofosky on such films as Pi, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream. He has been nominated for the Oscar, BAFTA, ASC and other awards for cinematography in Black Swan. His portfolio includes John Favreau's Iron Man, and Iron Man 2. Also a respected music video cinematographer, Libatique has worked with Tracy Chapman, Erykah Badu, The Cure, Jay-Z, Moby, The Cranberries. Member of ASC. He has attended three editions of the Camerimage Festival so far. During the 18th edition, he was on the Music Video Competition jury. In 2010, together with director Darren Aronofsky, he was distinguished with the Cinematographer - Director Duo Award. In the same year, a review of their films was organized during the Festival. During the 22nd edition of the Festival he was among the jurors of two competitions - Music Video Competition and Polish Films Competition. That year Darren Aronofskys' Noah with cinematography by Libatique was feature as a special screening. In 2015 Matthew Libatique was among the jurors of the Main Competition.
French cinematographer born in 1930, in Boulogne-sur-Seine. Member of the AFC. Six-time César award nominee, and winner of the BAFTA Award for Jean-Paul Rapenneau's Cyrano de Bergerac. He has collaborated with James Ivory on such films as Jefferson in Paris, and Le Divorce. He has worked on several dozen films, and cooperated with the most acclaimed French filmmakers. Pierre Lhomme has attended seven editions of the Festival so far. In 2008, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Cinematographer. He was a member of the Main Competition jury in 2002, 2003, and 2007. In 2008, he acted as chairman of that jury. At the 12th Camerimage Festival, he evaluated films selected for the Student Etudes Competition, and ran the student workshops. The audience of our festival could appreciate his work in films presented during special screenings and World Panorama cycle, e.g. Homo Faber, Le Divorce, and Cyrano de Bergerac.
Norwegian documentary filmmaker, producer and journalist. Founder of the FILM Movement, a production company dealing mostly with documentaries. He is the head editor of "DOX" magazine, and cooperator of some others magazines. His credits as a documentary filmmaker includes "Dear Haiti, What Now?" or "The Seduced Human". He also works as a cinematographer, editor and producer. Truls Lie has attended the Plus Camerimage festival twice. In 2009 he went as a journalist, and in 2012 he was member of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition.
American cinematographer. In the years 2012-2013 he was the president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). He began his career as a cinematographer in CBS, and has also been successfully working on the set of many documentaries. His credits include such films as Berkley in the Sixties by Mark Kitchell or Gimme Shelter by Albert and David Maysles, a documentary film about the Rolling Stones famous concert tour. He has also been working on many popular TV series, including Nash Bridges or The Huntress. Stephen Lighthill has attended five editions of Camerimage since 2011. Each time he has been a member of the jury, evaluating Polish and documentary films and also the cinematographers’ debuts.
German cinematographer, born in 1957 in Bremen. Member of the German, as well as the American Society of Cinematographers. A long-time collaborator of Roland Emmerich, with whom he worked on such films as: Universal Soldier, Independence Day, and Stargate. His cinematography is also found in Jan De Bont's The Haunting, Wayne Wang's Maid in Manhattan, and Andrew Adamson's The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. He has worked on over thirty feature films. Karl Walter Lindenlaub has attended seven editions of the Festival. In 2007, he participated in the Main Competition jury's work, and was twice the juror of the Student Etudes Competition (2008, 2011). At the 17th Plus Camerimage Festival, he evaluated entries for the Documentary Films Competition, and in 2011, those of the Polish Film Competition. In 2012 he chaired the jury of the Cinematographers` Debut Competition.
American film and theatre director, born in 1940 in New York. Considered as one of the first music videos artists, known for his collaboration with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Elton John or Whitney Houston. His credits includes also feature length films and TV series, such as “The Object of Beauty", “Frankie Starlight" or “Let It Be". He is also recognized as the director of widely acclaimed Broadway performances, such as “Whose Life Is It Anyway" or “Agnes of God". Winner of the BAFTA Award and Tony Award nomination. Michael Lindsay-Hogg participated in Plus Camerimage festival in 2012. He was the chairman of the Music Videos Competition and he received the Music Video Pioneer Award. That year the special screening of his film “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" was organized and he took part in our programme “Music Videos: The Masterclass Series"
Cinematographer. Winner of the Kodak Award for his cinematography in short film “Misspelled Weather" directed by Raha Esfahani. His body of work includes such films as “Robot and Frank" by Jake Schreier, “The Green Blade Rises" by A.J. Edwards. He has also worked on Oliver Stone`s “Savages" and Tedd Cole`s short film “Rodarte: Curve of Forgotten Things". He is also known as a cinematographer of a number of music videos and commercials. Matthew J. Lloyd attended the Camerimage festival in 2012. For his cinematography in Flying Lotus`s music video “Until the Quiet Comes" he was awarded with the Best Cinematography Award in the Music Videos Competition. That year his work could also be admired in “Robot and Frank" presented as part of the special screenings. In 2015 his cinematography was presented in two TV series featured in the First Look: TV Pilots Competition - Fargo: The Crocodile's Dilemma and Daredevil: Into the Ring, as well as in Pharell Williams's music video "Freedom" presented in the Music Video Competition.
British film director, born in 1936 in Nuneaton. His films have been selected for all the major film festivals, winning awards in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, and Karlovy Vary. One of his best-known films is the winner of the Gold Palm award The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006). He is famous for exploring social issues in his films. His credits include such critically acclaimed films as Kes, Riff-Raff, Raining Stones, and Land and Freedom. Ken Loach attended the Camerimage Festival in 2002. That year, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo award for his collaboration with Barry Ackroyd. His films have often been selected for the Main Competition. In 1996, it was Carla's Song, and in 2002, Sweet Sixteen. My Name is Joe, and Land and Freedom have been presented during special screenings.
British documentary filmmaker, born in 1952 in London. Her documentaries, mostly dedicated to the problems of women around the world, won her many international awards, including those in Cannes and Berlin. Among her most recognized films are Salma (2013), Divorce Iranian Style (1998), Sisters in Law (2005), The Day I Will Never Forget (2002) or Rough Aunties (2008). She was behind the cinematography of most of her films. Kim Longinotto attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014, as the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Filmmaking. She has also led workshops based on her own achievements in documentary filmmaking.
Lonstar, or Michał Łuszczyński, is a Polish country musician, singer, guitarist, songwriter, translator, and master of ceremonies. Born in 1948 in Warsaw. He was one of the first Polish performers of country music. Founder of two bands: The Country Family, and Lonstar Band. He won awards at music festivals, both in Poland, and abroad; he also toured around the world many times. His discography encompasses more than a dozen albums, and many compilation albums. As one of three Poles, he performed on the stage of Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, USA. He co-organized several editions of the Warsaw International Country Music Festival, and created numerous publications, and television programs that promote this genre. Lonstar has been attending the Camerimage Festival for many years. Since 2001, he has been hosting galas, and screenings. He also works as a translator.
Estonian cinematographer, director, and screenwriter, born in 1981 in Tartu. A graduate of the film department of the Tallinn University. She completed several film courses in Estonia and abroad. She worked on the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and as a director, cinematographer and editor in different film studios. Since 2004 she has been working as an independent cinematographer. Over the period 2004-2007 lectured at Tartu Higher Art School, since 2007 she has been a lecturer at Baltic Film and Media School. Her achievements also include significant Estonian feature productions, such as: Demons (dir. Ain Mäeots), When You Least Expect (dir. Mart Kivastik), Kutsar koputab kolm korda (dir. Elo Selirand), as well as many documentary films and short movies. She is a president of Estonian Society of Cinematographers ESC, and a member of the IMAGO board. Elen Lotman visited several editions of Camerimage festival so far. Several times she took part in the „Focus on diversity in cinematography” panel, and in 2018 she was a jury member of the Polish Films Competition.
Polish historian of cinema and film critic, born in 1949 in Gliwice. A graduate of Polish language and literary studies at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. For many years professor of Jagiellonian University and during 2008-2012 president of Institute of Audiovisual Arts. Author of many acclaimed publications, among others: Film Encyclopedia (2003), Wajda (2006), A History of Polish Cinema (2009), Non-existent History of Cinema of People’s Poland (2012; for this book he received Nomination for Nike Literary Award), New Wave 60 Years After. Some Adventure of French Cinema (2017). During 1994-2006 he was a deputy chief of monthly film magazine „Kino”. During 1995-2001 and in 2006 programme director and since 2007 chairman of the Programme Council of Kraków Film Festival. Member of FIPRESCI and European Film Academy (EFA). Tadeusz Lubelski visited Camerimage festival in 2018 as the member of the FIPRESCI jury.
German cinematographer, born in 1967 in Fierburg. He was one of the first graduate of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He began his career shooting commercials and music videos all over the Europe. His debut as a director of photography was Land of Plenty by Wim Wenders, which whom Lustig collaborated also on the sets of such films as Palermo shooting or Don`t Come Knocking. Winner of European Film Award for his cinematography in Don`t Come Knocking. Franz Lustig has attended two editions of the Camerimage festival. During the 21st edition he was member of the Main Competition jury, he also took part in a special screening of How I live now.
German cinematographer, born in 1955 in Jena. A member of the German Association of Cinematography BVK. He started his career as a cinematographer in 1978 and for many years he has also been a steadicam specialist. His filmography includes more than 150 documentaries, but also features and TV productions. He is also a photographer and has had several individual exhibitions and contributed to a number of photography books. Hans Albrecht Lusznat was a guest of the festival in 2016. He was a member of the jury of the Documentary Features Competition.
Slovak cinematographer, born in 1942 in Banska Bystrica. He has worked in Germany, the USA, and Poland. He has worked on such films as Andrzej Wajda's Danton, Volker Schlondorff's The Tin Drum, and Rudolf van den Berg's In the Cold Light of Day. Recognized with the Best Cinematography award at the International Film Festival in Rome for Giacomo Battiato's Resolution 819. He has won the German Film Award twice (for Eins, and Die Eroberung der Zitadelle). He has also been nominated for the Czech Lion award for his work on The Bed. Igor Luther attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009. He was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2008, Resolution 819, a film with his cinematography, was presented during special screenings. In 2009, Volker Schlondorff's retrospective review featured The Tin Drum and Coup de Grâce.
American director, scriptwriter, and film producer. Born in 1946 in Missoula. He is considered one of the greatest and most controversial filmmakers in the history of cinema. He debuted as a director in the 1960s, but won critical acclaim with his Eraserhead of 1977. He later directed such movies as The Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and The Straight Story. His television series, Twin Peaks, has been very successful. David Lynch has been nominated for the Academy Award four times (Best Director for The Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet, and Best Script for The Elephant Man). He has been recognized at the film festivals in Cannes and Venice, received the European Film Award, and many other prestigious distinctions. David Lynch has been one of the greatest friends of the Plus Camerimage Festival. He is member of its Honorary Committee. In 2000, he received the Special Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. The same year he won the Cinematographer-Director Duo award for his collaboration with Frederick Elmes. At the opening ceremony of the 11th edition of the Festival, Minister of Culture, Waldemar Dąbrowski, presented David Lynch with the Order for the Contribution to Polish Culture. That year, the Festival featured an exhibition of the director's photographs. The Festival audience has had numerous chances to see his films. In 2001, Mulholland Drive was selected for the Main Competition. In 2002, his films were screened as part of the retrospective review of cinematographer Freddie Francis. In 2012 he opened the exhibiotion of his litographs.
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