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Hungarian cinematographer, born in 1969 in Budapest. In 2005, he was nominated for the European Film Award for his work on Fateless (directed by Lajos Koltai). His credits include such films as The Duchess (directed by Saul Dibb), Basic Instinct 2 (directed by Michael Caton-Jones), Kontroll and Predators (directed by Nimrod Antal), and Evening (directed by Lajos Koltai). His body of work encompasses cinematography for over a dozen feature films. Gyula Pados has attended the Festival twice. In 2005, he received the Golden Frog for his work on Fateless. The Dutchess was selected for the Main Competition of the 16th Festival. 2004 Special screenings featured Kontroll with his cinematography. That year Gyula Pados sat the Polish Films Competition jury.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1980. Graduate of the renowned Łódź Film School in Poland. He gained his professional experience while working as a camera operator in Jan Jakub Kolski`s “Venice" and many TV series. His credits as a DoP include “To Kill the Beaver" by Kolski and documentary films - “Martijn and Zoe" by Kryspin Pluta and “Za szczerość" (“For the Frankness") by Jagoda Madej. Michał Pakulski has attended four editions of the Plus Camerimage festival. In 2012, together with Jan Jakub Kolski he was recognized with the Grand Prix of the Polish Films Competition. During the 19th edition, documentary special screenings featured “Martijn and Zoe" lensed by Pakulski.
Swedish documentary filmmaker and photographer, born in 1967 in Uppsala. Long time collaborator of director Asa Blanc and editor Petter Brundell. He is the director of such documentary as The Persson Family (co-directed by Asa Blanck), Tales of Slussen or Endless love (also with Asa Blanck). His credit as director and cinematographer includes more than ten non-fiction films. One of the latest Johan Palmgren`s films, Grandpa and me and the helicopter to heaven, was awarded with the Golden Frog in the Documentary Short Films Competition during the 21st edition of the Camerimage festival.
American cinematographer and director of Greek descent. Born in 1962, in Athens. Member of the ASC. He has worked on nearly thirty feature films, as well as commercials, and music videos. The list of his collaborators includes such filmmakers as Nick Cassavetes, Wim Wenders, Gore Verbinsky, and Oliver Stone. Phedon Papamichael has attended the Festival nine times. In 2001, he sat the Main Competition Jury. The following year, as well as in 2013, he was member of the Student Etudes Competition jury. In 2005, he was one of the jurors of the Polish Cinema Review, and in 2011, he evaluated the Music Videos Competition entries. He has also conducted the ARRI Lighting workshop in 2002. Films with his cinematography have often been featured in the Main Competition of the Camerimage Festival. Wim Wenders' Million Dollar Hotel, and Nana Jorjadze's Summer. 27 Missing Kisses at the 8th edition, and James Mangold's Walk the Line at the 13th edition. He has also received the Golden Frog nomination in 2013 for his cinematography in Alexander Payne`s Nebraska. Our audience could also admire Papamichael's work in numerous films presented during special screenings. This was the case with Oliver Stone's W., screened in 2008. In 2014 he was among the jurors of the Student Etudes Competition.
Mexican cinematographer. Known for his work on documentaries. He frequently cooperates with such directors as Tatiana Huezo and Abril Schmucler Iñiguez. His work includes the cinematography for The Naked Room, The Tiniest Place and Alice Beyond the Abyss. Ernesto Pardo attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. He received the Golden Frog for the Best Documentary in the Documentary Features Competition for his work in Tatiana Huezo’s Tempestad.
British director and scriptwriter, born in 1944 in London. A two-time Best Director Academy Award nominee, for Mississippi Burning and Midnight Express. He has also been nominated for distinctions at film festivals in Cannes, Venice, and Berlin, as well as César awards. Winner of Karlovy Vary award, and the BAFTA award. His best known films include Midnight Express, Birdy, Fame, Pink Floyd The Wall, Mississippi Burning, The Life of David Gale, and Evita. He was a renowned director of commercials at the beginning of his career. Alan Parker has attended the Camerimage Festival six times. In 2007, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo award, and the following year he was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. To celebrate that fact, a retrospective review of his work was organized, featuring top ten of his films. In 2009, he was on the Student Etudes Competition jury and in 2012 he was a president of that jury. In 2016 he chaired the jury of the Main Competition.
PR specialist working for the film industry. She was responsible for the promotion of such films as Martin Scorsese's Departed, Gangs of New York, Aviator, Sylvester Stallone's Expendables, Jodie Foster's The Beaver, and Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends With Kids. She entered more than 40 films in world's most prestigious festivals, such as Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and Venice. She was involved in many important festivals, including Aruba IFF, Doha/Tribeca IFF, as well as those in Edinburgh, and Zurich. She attended the 19th edition of the Plus Camerimage Festival, where she was on the jury of the Polish Films Competition.
British director, screenwriter of Polish descent, born in 1957 in Warsaw. Winner of the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer for Last Resort. Involved with the film industry since 1980s, Pawlikowski began his career in BBC. He created documentaries that won numerous accolades, most notable being From Moscow to Pietushki, Dostoyevsky`s Travels or Serbian Epics. My Summer of Love is another highly regarded film that won Pawlikowski his second BAFTA award. Since 2009, he has been a member of the European Film Academy, and in 2011, he was jury chairman of the Polish Feature Films Festival in Gdynia. His film Ida has gained international acclaim and won many awards, including OSCAR Academy Award for the Best Foreign Film. Paweł Pawlikowski attended the Camerimage Festival three times. In 2008, he conducted workshops for students, and in 2009, he served on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. In 2013 Pawlikowski's Ida won the Golden Frog award for the cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski and Łukasz Żal.
Polish director, documentarian and writer. She is the author of multiple award-winning documentaries, including End of the World and When I Am a Bird, and the co-writer (with Katarzyna hat won Pawlikowski his second BAFTA award. Since 2009, he has been a member of the European Film Academy, and in 2011, he was jury chairman of the Polish Feature Films Festival in Gdynia. His film Ida has gained international acclaim and won many awards, including OSCAR Academy Award for the Best Foreign Film. Monika Pawluczyk has attended the Camerimage Festival two times. In 2013 her film When I Am Bird was screened as a part of Documentary Shorts Competition. In 2016 she was a member of the Documentary Feature Competition’s jury.
Polish graphic artist, poster designer and illustrator, born in 1953 in Warsaw. Frequent recipient of the awards at Chicago and Los Angeles film poster competitions. Author of over thousand posters and illustrations, he is also involved in production designing for theaters and TV. His works could be seen in New York Contemporary Art Museum as well as at many others exhibitions all over the world. He is the founder and creative director of the Kreacja PR company. Andrzej Pągowski participated in Plus Camerimage festival in 2012. He was member of the Advertising Spots Competition jury. In 2008 he created the poster for the 16th edition of the Festival.
American cinematographer, born in 1951 in New York. He has worked on Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Marcus Nispel's remake of the film, and Greg and Colin Strause's AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator. He has also made commercials, and is well known for his music videos. His credits in that respect include Every Breath You Take for The Police (he received the MTV Award for that video), and music videos for U2, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Huston. His body of work encompasses over 400 video clips. Daniel Pearl has participated in six editions of the Festival. In 2006, he received the Special Award for Creator of Music Videos and Commercials with Unique Visual Sensitivity. He has acted as juror several times. In 2008, he was on the jury of Nokia Mobile Movie Competition, in 2010, 2011 and 2013 - Music Video Competition, and in 2012 - Cinematographers` Debuts Competition.
Belgian cinematographer. Graduate of Institut National Superieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion in Brussels. His body of work encompasses such short films as Anton Iffland Stettner's Dear mom, to read if I don't wake up, Sofia Babluani's Rendez-vous aux cieux, and Rodolphe Viémont's Que puis-je te souhaiter avant le combat. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2008, where he was distinguished with a Golden Tadpole for the etude Dear mom, to read if I don't wake up.
Italian cinematographer born in 1957, in Milan. He spent a large portion of his career as the steadicam operator. He is considered a master of the craft, and has shared his experience conducting lectures all over the world. His body of work as a steadicam operator encompasses such films as Little Buddha, The Last Emperor, and Stealing Beauty (all directed by Bernardo Bertolucci), and Roman Polański's Death and the Maiden. Pecorini has also collaborated with Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Brothers Grimm), William Friedkin (Rules of Engagement). He is one of the co-founders of the Steadicam Operators Association (SOA). In 2000, he was recognized with the Best Cinematography award for Harrison's Flowers at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Nicola Pecorini has attended the Plus Camerimage Festival four times. In 2008, he was one of the jurors of the Main Competition, and in 2009, the Music Videos Competition. Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with his cinematography was selected for the Main Competition in 2010. In 2006, the Festival audience had a chance to see another product of this duo's collaboration: Tideland.
Spanish-American cinematographer. He won an MTV Video Music Award for Empire State of Mind by Jay Z and Alicia Keys and has got several nominations for this prestigious award. He graduated the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1991 and has since been actively working in the film industry as a cinematographer, mostly on music videos and commercials. A long-time associate of director Hype Williams, with whom he has created many amazing music videos, mainly in the Hip Hop and RnB genres. He has worked with artists such as Maroon 5, Coldplay, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Kanye West, Usher, John Mayer, and Eminem. John Perez attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. He was a member of the Music Videos Competition’s jury.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1948 in Poznań. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School) in Łódź. He has been working for the BBC. In 2000, he received the Gloria Artis Gold Medal for Merit to Polish Culture. Nominated for the Golden Duck award for his work on Black Thursday. Janek Wiśniewski fell. He has collaborated with such prominent filmmakers as Agnieszka Holland (Europe, Europe, Julie Walking Home), Krzysztof Kieślowski (Camera Buff, documentary films), and Marcel Łoziński (Lekcja). In 1997, he was nominated for the Felix European Film Award for cinematography in Journey to the Sun. He is also a director and a scriptwriter. Jacek Petrycki has attended the Festival six times. In 2000, he was member of the Main Competition, and the Student Etudes Competition juries. In 2005, Robert Gliński's The Call of the Toad with his cinematography was featured in the Polish Cinema Review. At the 18th Camerimage Festival, in 2009, he was one of the speakers during the discussion panel entitled “The Conflict of Words and Images in Documentary Films". Jacek Petrycki is a two-time Festival award recipient. In 2008, together with Kasia Adamik he received the award in the Polish Film Competition, organized under the patronage of Plus network operator, for Offsiders. In 2009, he was awarded the Discovery Networks Central Europe award for his work in Marcel Łoziński's Poste restante.
American cinematographer, born in 1961 in Chicago. Academy Award winner for his cinematographic work in Christopher Nolan's Inception, and nominated for Oscar for Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and The Prestige. He was also nominated for ASC, and BAFTA awards. He regularly collaborates with director Christopher Nolan - their credits include Insomnia and Memento. Wally Pfister attended the Plus Camerimage in 2010, where he served on the jury of the Music Videos Competition. That year, his cinematographic work for Inception earned him a nomination for the Golden Frog. In 2006, the audience had a chance to see The Prestige with his cinematography as part of the special screenings.
British cinematographer, born in 1945 in Birkenhead. Member of the BSC. Jerzy Skolimowski's Moonlighting was his cinematographic debut. He has been nominated for the Academy Awards twice: for his work on James Irvin's A Room with a View, and Howards End. He has been nominated for the BAFTA, and the ASC awards several times. Tony Pierce-Roberts has participated in five editions of the Festival so far. In 2003, he was member of the Main Competition jury, in 2009 of Polish Films Competition jury, in 2014 - of Documentary Feature Lenght Films Competiton, and in 2016 - Director's Debut Competition jury. Howards End with his cinematography was selected for the Main Competition at the 1st Camerimage Festival, in 1993.
Marketing, and advertising specialist, photographer. Business Development Director at the Polish branch of Saatchi and Saatchi group, responsible for prestigious advertising campaigns around the world. He explores new ways of employing innovative technologies in marketing communication. Marcin Płassowski attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, where he was a juror of the Advertising Videos Competition.
Born in 1924, in Siedlce. One of the prominent Polish film historians and film critics. Author of numerous books on film analysis and history. Long-time cooperator and contributing author of the "Cinema" magazine. He was a jury member at the biggest international and national film festivals, including those in Cannes, Berlin, San Sebastian, Moscow, Acapulco, Locarno, Karlove Vary, Gdynia, and Krakow. Died in 2015. Jerzy Płażewski has participated in 22 Festival editions. He was member of the jury during the 1st edition in 1993. He also described festival events in film magazines.
Polish cinematographer. Graduate of the National Film School in Łódź. He shoots short films, commercials and music videos. He worked on several short films by Cezary Iber, including Exactly There, Wherever I Am or Neverending Story, as well as on Birthday by Maciej Sobieszczański. He was a second camera operator on Yuma by Piotr Mularuk, and did the cinematographic work on music videos by Maria Peszek and Myslovitz. Jacek Podgórki has attended six editions of the Festival. In 2004 he was awarded with the Bronze Tadpole award for cinematography in his own etude Ciało moje. The year before his etude What else was also selected to the Student Etudes Competition.
Polish director, scriptwriter, producer, and actor. Born in 1933 in Paris. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź, and since 2000, holder of an Honorary Doctorate of the school. Academy Award winner for The Pianist, he has had four more Oscar nominations. Recognized with the Golden Globe, the BAFTA awards, distinctions at the film festivals in Cannes, Venice, and Berlin, as well Césars, European Film Awards, and many other prestigious prizes. He has worked in the USA, Great Britain, and France. His feature length-debut was the Oscar-nominated Knife in the Water. His directorial portfolio include such titles as Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Tenant, Tess, Pirates, The Ninth Gate, Ghost Writer, and Carnage. Roman Polanski attended the 15th anniversary Plus Camerimage in 2007. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. In 2003, his early film The Lamp was presented as part of the retrospective review of etudes by directors of the Łódź Film School of 1959-1989. The 2010 European Panorama screened Ghost Writer, and special screenings in 2011 featured Carnage. At the 17th edition, a special screening of a documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, directed by Marina Zanovich was organized.
British cinematographer, born in 1947 in Bromley. Best known for his collaboration with director Mike Leigh, which whom has made such films as Vera Drake, Secrets and Lies, All or nothing, Topsy-Turvy or Naked. In 2007 he was nominated for the Academy Award and ASC Award for The Illusionist by Neil Burger. His credits include also documentaries and short films. Dick Pope has attended the Festival twelve times. He has received the Golden Frog twice - in 1996 for his cinematography in Secrets and Lies, and in 2004 for Vera Drake. He was also awarded the Silver Frog for The Illusionist, and, together with Mike Leigh, the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award in 1999. Dick Pope was also a member of the Main Competition jury (1997 and 2011) and Polish Films Competition Jury (2006 and 2010). He has also conducted the workshops and seminars several times. In 2014 Mr.Turner by Mike Ligh with Pope's cinematography was screened in the Main Competition. For this film Pope was again nominated for both Academy and ASC awards, and also for the 2015 BSC Cinematography award which he won. A t the 2014 Cannes Film Festival h e was awarded ' Le Prix Vulcain de l’Artiste Technicien'
Polish cinematographer. Graduate of the National Film School in Łódź. He works on feature and documentary films as well as tv series and tv plays for the Polish Teatr Telewizji. His credits include such documentary films as Planet Kirsan by Magdalena Pięta, Incantatio by Tomasz Wysokiński, My Father, Iron Curtain and Me and W sprawie ducha by Krzysztof Rączyński or Na Piwnej by Krzysztof Wierzbicki. As a camera operator he worked on 80 million by Waldemar Krzystek. Michał Popiel-Machnicki attended the Plus Camerimage festival in 2009, where Incantatio with his cinematography was presented in the Documentary Short Competition. In the year 2000 he was awarded with Silver Tadpole for the cinematographic work in his own etude Scream.
Born in 1941 in Munich. Engineer by education, he graduated from the Technical University in Munich. Associated with ARRI since 1955, he has worked for the company in various capacities, including the Director of Sales (since 2003). He personally worked on such ARRI technological solutions like ARRITECHNO, ARRIPRO and ARRIFLEX. Board member of the Cine Technik Bayern e.V. (CTB) since 2008. Thomas Popp attended fourteen editions of the Festival. He led numerous ARRI workshops and equipment presentations. He is a laureate of the Special Friend of the Festival Camerimage Award.
American cinematographer, born in 1944 in Chicago. Former president of the ASC, he is currently the chairman of the International Cinematographers Guild. He began his career by working on commercials and documentaries, and gained his shooting experience while working with Vilmos Zsigmond on the set of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. As a director of photography he has shot several dozen features, including Donnie Darko by Richard Kelly, Stuart Little 2 by Rob Minkoff, Daddy Day Care by Steve Carr, Rocky V by John Avildsen, The Cemetery Club by Bill Duke or Half a Chance by Parice Leconte. Steven Poster has attended two editions of the Camerimage Festival so far. In 2014 he was a member of the Student Etudes Competition jury.
British costume designer, born in 1960 in London. She has been nominated for an Oscar nine times, won three – for her work in Shakespeare in Love by John Madden, Aviator by Martin Scorses and Young Victoria by Jean-Marc Vallée. Her work includes costumes designed for dozens of productions, she has worked with such prominent directors as Martin Scorsese, Neil Jordan, Stephen Frears or Todd Haynes. Costumes by her design wore actors in Wolf of Wall Street, Far from Heaven, Gangs of New York, The Departed or Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. Sandy Powell attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. She was awarded with a Special Award to Costume Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity.
Mexican cinematographer, born in 1965 in Mexico City. In 2006, nominated for the Academy Award for his work on Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee. He has won distinctions at film festivals in San Sebastian and Venice, and has been nominated for the BAFTA award twice. His credits include such films as 8 Mile (by Curtis Hanson), Frida (by Julie Taymor), Alexander (by Oliver Stone), and Lust, Caution (by Ang Lee). He has also collaborated with Spike Lee and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Rodrigo Prieto has attended three editions of the Festival so far. In 2004, he won the Golden Frog award for his work on Alexander, and in 2000, the Silver Frog award for Iñárritu's Amores Perros. In 2007, Lust, Caution (directed by Ang Lee) with his cinematography, was selected for the Main Competition. At the 12th Camerimage Festival he was one of the instructors of workshops and seminars.
Cinematographer, born in 1967 in Warsaw. His rich cinematographic portfolio includes such Polish films as Robert Gliński's Love Me and Do Whatever You Want, Piotr Wereśniak's Station, Roland Rowiński's Say it, Gabi, Xawery Żuławski's Chaos, and Mitja Okorn's Letters to M. He was recognized with the Golden Duck award and nomination for the Eagle award for his cinematography in Xawery Żuławski's Snow White and Russian Red. Marian Prokop has participated in three editions of the Festival so far. Film photographed by him - Chaos and Snow White and Russian Red - were featured in the Polish Films Competition. In 2009 togehter with the director Xawery Żuławski he received Grand Prix of the Polish Films Competition for Snow White and Russian Red, and in 2015 his cinematography in Miasto 44 could be seen in the Main Competition.
German university lecturer, media expert, and journalist. Since 1994, he has taught media studies at the University of Marburg. Author of numerous books on the history of literature, film, and media, including cinematography. He is one of the initiators of the cinematography discussion panels organized at the University of Marburg, as well as its award for cinematographers. Professor Karl Prümm attended the Camerimage Festival in 2005, where he was on the Main Competition jury.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1954 in Sulejów. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź. Lecturer at the film colleges in Denmark and Great Britain. Two-time winner of the Eagle Polish Film Award. He was one of the first Polish cinematographers to employ digital techniques in his work. The list of his collaborators includes such prominent filmmakers as Jan Jakub Kolski (History of Cinema in Popielawy, Pornography, Jasminum), Krzysztof Krauze (My Nikifor), Wojciech Smarzowski (The Dark House), and Piotr Trzaskalski (Edi). He has been nominated for the European Film Award for his work on Maciej Dejczer's 300 Miles to Heaven. Died in 2016. Krzysztof Ptak has attended nine editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival so far. He is also a two-time winner of the festival`s award - in 2009 he received the Silver Frog for his cinematography in The Dark House, and in 2002 the Golden Frog for Edi. Also some other films with his cinematography has competed in the Main Competition - in 2003 in Pornography, in 2005 in My Nikifor and in 2006 in Jasminum. Hope and My Nikifor have competed in the Polish Films Competition, and Manipulation (directed by Pascal Verdosci) with Krzysztof Ptak's cinematography was featured in special screenings in 2011.