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German cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. She learned the tricks of the trade while working as a technician for ARRI Berlin, later perfecting her skills at the New York University. She works both on non-fiction ("Saving Face" by Daniel Jung and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, "Hot Coffee" by Susan Saladorff or "Poetry of Resilience" by Katja Essen) and feature films (Gideon Raff's "Train" and "The Killing Floor", Anne Norda's "Red is the Color"). Nominated for an Emmy award for her cinematography in "Saling Face", she also received a special mention from the jury of the Palm Springs festival for her camera work in "Rain" by Maria Govan. She is a director of several documentaries referred to as “politically involved". Martina Radwan was a guest of Camerimage festival in 2013. She sat on the jury of the Feature Documentary Films Competition.
German cinematographer, born in Darmstadt. Graduate of Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. In 2002, he received an award at the Film Schools Festival in Munich for the etude Am See. Films he has photographed were screened at Cannes, Venice, and Berlin film festivals. His credits include Birgit Möller's Valerie, Birgit Grosskopf's Prinzessin, and Ulrike von Ribbeck's Charlotte. Raschke has also photographed documentary films, and music videos. Kolja Raschke attended two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2006, he received a Bronze Tadpole for his cinematography in Axel Koenzen's etude Firn.
German cinematographer born in 1932, in Eltville am Rhein. He has collaborated with such filmmakers as Volker Schlöndorff (Young Törles) and Margarethe von Trotta (Rosa Luxemburg). He has worked on more than twenty feature films, and several TV series. In 1969, he received the German Film Award for Volker Schlöndorff's Degree of Murder. He first attended the Camerimage Festival in 1998, when he served on the jury of the Main Competition, as well as that of Student Etudes Competition. He acted as a juror again in 2005. In 2007, Franz Rath was one of the Polish Films Competition jurors. A film with his cinematography, Margerethe von Trotta's Rosenstrasse, competed for the Golden Frog award. Franz Rath has attended the Festival eight times so far.
American director and producer, born in 1969 in Miami Beach. He directed music videos first, cooperating with such artists as Madonna, and Mariah Carey. His feature film career began with Rush Hour (1998). He has also directed two sequels to that blockbuster. Ratner is also known for such films as The Family Man, and After the Sunset. Brett Ratner has attended our Festival twice. At the 15th edition, he chaired the Main Competition jury, and in 2009, he was member of the Music Videos Competition jury. Red Dragon, which he directed, was presented during Dante Spinotti's retrospective in 2009.
Canadian-American actor, born in Beirut in 1964. Remains one of the most popular, and best-paid Hollywood actors. The list of his achievements includes numerous MTV Awards and Saturn nominations. Reeves began his career in Canadian television, his debut being a role in Youngblood. He also performed in Stephan Frears' Dangerous Liaisons, Bernard Bertolucci's Little Buddha, Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula or Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break. He gained international renown thanks to Jan De Bont's blockbuster Speed, and confirmed his position with the role of Neo in Andy and Lana Wachowski's three-part superproduction Matrix. Also successful was his performance in Taylor Hackford's Devil's Advocate. His credits include more than 70 film roles. Keanu Reeves attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010 and 2012. At the 18. edition Henry's Crime ¬was screened, a film he was involved in as actor, and producer. He also recorded interviews with Festival participants that were used in his documentary Side by Side. This film inaugurated the 20th edition of the Festival, with Keanu Reeves as one of participants.
Polish cinematographer, editor, and producer. Born in 1965, in Kluczbork. A long-time collaborator of Dorota Kędzierzawska, for whom he photographed and edited such films as The Crows, Nothing, Time to Die, and Tomorrow Will Be Better. He has also worked on Jan Jakub Kolski's Venice. He has been nominated for some of the most distinguished Polish film awards, and has won the Golden Lions of Gdynia, and two Eagle awards. Artur Reinhart has participated in thirteen editions of the Festival. He has received the Golden Frog award twice - in 1994, for Dorota Kędzierzawska's The Crows, and in 2010, for Jan Jakub Kolski's Venice. His cinematography competed for the main prize also in 1998 (Nothing), 2005 (I Am), and in 2008 (Time to Die). Milestones of Polish Artistic Documentary Film featured his work on Marcel Łoziński's films: Anything Can Happen, and 89mm from Europe. In 2010, he was one of the guests of the Camerimage Winners Show in the USA. In 2012 and 2014 he served on the jury of the Main Competiton, and in 2015 he was among the jurors of the Directors' Debut Competition.
Cinematographer, born in 1973 in Budapest. Graduate of University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. His body of work encompasses such short films as Kornél Mundruczó's Afta, Balázs Simonyi Finale, and Declan Hannigan's Best Friend's Wife's Lover. He attended two editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. His etude Finale brought him a Golden Tadpole in 2011.
American film actor, born in 1974 in Los Angeles. He has been nominated for Emmy Awards, several Saturn Awards and Independent Spirit Award. He starred in such productions as Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan”, Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation”, James Cameron’s “Avatar”, Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” and Dominic Sena’s “60 seconds”. Giovanni Ribisi was a guest of the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the Main Competition jury and, together with Reed Morano, director and cinematographer, presented their film “Medowland” that participated in the Directors’ Debut Competition.
American cinematographer. His work includes short films and commercials, he makes also cinematography for music videos. His feature debut as a cinematographer was “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”, directed by Chloe Zhao. The film was screened at such festivals as the Cannes Festival and Sundance. Joshua James Richards attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was then awarded with the Grand Prix of the Cinematographers’ Debut Competition for “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”..
British actor and director, born in 1946 in London. He is known for theatrical roles, as well as big screen blockbusters appearances. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and worked on Broadway with considerable success. He was awarded with a Golden Globe for his role in Rasputin (directed by Uli Edel) and a BAFTA Award for the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (by Kevin Reynolds). He won the affection of the audience after such films as John McTiernan’s Die Hard, Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility, Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and in eight parts of the Harry Potter saga. He was also a director – The Winter Guest, his feature debut was awarded at the film festival in Venice, among others. In 2014 he directed A little Chaos, in which he starred with Kate Winslet. He died in 2016. Alan Rickman attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. He received the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for his outstanding achievements as an actor and presented his film A Little Chaos to the festival’s audience.
Russian cinematographer born in 1947, in Moscow. Member of the Russian Society of Cinematographers (RGC). Director of photography in several dozen films and TV series, mostly Russian. He has collaborated with a Polish director, Tomasz Wiszniewski, on Where Eskimos Live, as well as with various American filmmakers. He has attended the Camerimage Festival twice: in 1996 and 1997. At the 4th Festival edition he was member of the Main Competition jury.
Bulgarian-Columbian cinematographer, born in 1977 in Sofia. He graduated from the Cinematographic Department of National Academy of Theater and Film Arts in Sofia. Rodriguez does camerawork for feature length and short films, as well as music videos. Awarded at Next Reel IFF for his cinematography in Before Life, After Death (dir. Dragomir Sholev), Rodriguez is also winner of an award for best cinematography at IFF in Petersburg for his work on Robert Vukajlo's Diving. His body of work encompasses cinematography for films such as Shelter, directed by Dragomir Sholev or Emil Christov's The Color Of The Chameleon. Films photographed by him were featured several times in young talents presentations in Cannes. He did camerawork for approx. 150 advertising videos. Krum Rodriguez attended three editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2005, he was awarded a Golden Tadpole for his camerawork for Before Life, After Death.
Dutch Production designer, born in 1957 in Amsterdam. Best known for his outstanding work on Gattaca, Orlando, Alexander and recent Ghost in the Shell and Fast & Furious 6. A long-time collaborator of British director Peter Greenaway on such films as A Zed and Two Noughts, Drowning By Numbers, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Prospero's Books. Roelfs boasts creating breath-taking and memorable visuals, as well as detailed and accurate period set designs. During his career he has won many international awards, including two Oscar nominations (for Gattacaand Orlando), or nomination for European Film Award for Best European Production Designer of the Year for The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Jan Roelfs has attended four editions of the Camerimage festival so far. He was also a jury member three times – in 2015 in the Director Debuts Competition, in 2017 – TV Pilots Competition, and in 2018 – Polish Films Competition.
Polish director and scriptwriter, born 1970 in Warsaw. A graduate of Film and Television Direction Department at the Lodz Film School. His work includes scripts and direction of feature length films (“The Last Action”, “Summer Solstice”), documentaries (“Gdzie się podziało 80 milionów?”) and popular TV series (“Time of Honour”, “O mnie się nie martw”). Michał Rogalski attended the Camerimage Festival at 2015. He was awarded with Grand Prix of the Polish Films Competition, together with the cinematographer Jerzy Zieliński.
American cinematographer, born in 1936 in New York. His credits include such films as William Friedkin's The French Connection, and The Exorcist, Sidney Lumet's Network, Sydney Pollack's Tootsie, Barry Sonnenfeld's The Addams Family, and Lawrence Kasdan's Wyatt Earp. Winner of five Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography, Roizman has also received American Society of Cinematographers Award. Owen Roizman attended the Camerimage Festival in 2001. At the 9th edition of the Festival, he was distinguished with a Lifetime Achievement Award. During the retrospective organized on that occasion, the Festival audience had a chance to see films such as The Exorcist, Three Days of the Condor, Grand Canyon, True Confessions or Wyatt Earp.
Finnish cinematographer, born in 1964. He is the president of the Finnish Society of Cinematographers (FSC) and he teaches at the University of Helsinki in the Department of Film and Scenography. His work includes Frozen Land by Aku Louhimies (for which he received the Nordic Vision Award at the Göteborg Film Festival) or Purge by Antti Jokinen (which was an official Finnish contender at the Oscars in 2012). He met Jokinen on the set of The Midwife, awarded, among others, at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Rauno Ronkainen has attended the Camerimage Festival three times so far, in 2012 for the first time. During the 21st edition of the festival his cinematography in Purge could be seen as a part of European Panorama. In 2015 he was a member of the Director’s Debut Competition jury and he was nominated for the Golden Frog of the Main Competition for his cinematography in The Midwife.
American director, producer, and lecturer, born in New York. His output includes over 30 original films, showed at international festival (Toronto, Sundance). He specializes in short forms, and documentaries. Teaches at Stanford University. Programme director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. So far, Jay Rosenblatt has attended seven editions of the Camerimage Festival. Both in 2010, and 2011, he was jury chairman of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition. In 2012 he served on the jury of the Directors` Debut Competition. During the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th edition he evaluated the short documentary films. At the special screening in 2010, the Festival audience could see his The Darkness of Day. At the 19th edition, a retrospective of his work was organized, which included Afraid So, Human Remains, and Phantom Limb. In 2016 he was presented with Award for Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Filmmaking.
American film editor. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing three times: for Braveheart (1995), directed by Mel Gibson, and Glory (1989) and Blood Diamond (2006), both directed by Edward Zwick. He has also won two American Cinema Editors Awards (“Eddie"). A long-time collaborator of Edward Zwick (Legends of the Fall, Love and Other Drugs), he has also edited such films as Bryan Singer's X-Men, Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, and Adrian Grunberg's How I Spent My Summer Vacation. Steven Rosenblum attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2008, when he was member of the Main Competition jury. Films edited by Rosenblum - Legends of the Fall and Braveheart - were selected for the Main Competition in 1995 and 1996, respectively.
Italian film critic, journalist, and columnist. He collaborates for such periodicals as L`Unita, Cineforum, Film DOC or Cinemassesanta. His output includes texts on European and Middle Eastern cinema. His interest revolve around Iranian, Israeli, Georgian, Italian, and Hungarian cinema. Rossi serves as artistic advisor o film festivals in Setubal, and Karlovy Vary. Umberto Rossi attended the Plus Camerimage Festival twice - in 2009, he served on the jury of the Polish Films Competition, and in 2010 - Directors' Debuts Competition.
German film producer, production manager at Constantin Film. She was responsible for such films as "Perfume: the Story of a Murderer" by Tom Tykwer, "Pope Joan" by Sönke Wortmann or three Oscar-nominated works in the category "Best Foreign Language Film" - "The Nasty Girl" by Michael Verhoeven, "The Baader Meinhof Complex" by Uli Edel and "Downfall" by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Christine Rothe has attended three edition of Plus Camerimage festival. In 2012 she was member of the Main Competition jury.
Italian cinematographer born in 1923, in Rome. He has collaborated with Sydney Pollack, Terry Gilliam, and Luchino Visconti. He has won international acclaim working with Federico Fellini on such films as Rome, Open City, City of Women, and Orchestra Rehearsal. He was nominated for Academy Award for his work on Bob Fosse's All That Jazz. Giuseppe Rotunno was one of the Main Competition jury members at the 1998 Festival. In 1999, he received the Golden Frog Lifetime Achievement award. To celebrate that, a retrospective review of his works was organized. Federico Fellini's Casanova with his cinematography was presented during a special closing gala screening of that edition of Camerimage Festival.
German cinematographer, born in 1970. He works in Germany, United States and Great Britain, mainly in advertising and the music business. As an author of music videos he worked for such stars as Coldplay and Depeche Mode. He was also the one who created the cinematography for Anton Corbijn Control, a film that presented the story of Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division. His work includes also cinematography in Daniel Barber’s Harry Brown, Anton Corbijn’s The American and Ewan McGregor’s feature debut American Pastoral. Martin Ruhe has attended three edition of the Camerimage Festival. In 2016 he won the Special Mention for the best cinematography in the Music Video Competition for Mykki Blanco’s song Highschool never ends (ft. Woodkid).
Spanish cinematographer born in 1949, in Bilbao. Member of the ASC and the AEC. He has won the Goya Award twice - for his work on Blackthorn (2012), and Mararia (1998). He has collaborated with Christopher Caine (September Dawn, The Stone Boy), Mikael Salomon (A Far Off Place), and Mike Figgis (Liebestraum). Juan Ruiz Anchia has participated the Plus Camerimage Festival twice. In 2008, he was member of the Main Competition jury, and in 2010, the Polish Films Competition. Bunraku, a Guy Moshe's film with his cinematography, was selected for special screenings at the 18th Plus Camerimage Festival.
British director, scriptwriter, and producer. Born in 1927 in Southampton. In 1971, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Women in Love, which also earned him nominations for the Golden Globe and the BAFTA awards. His best known films include The Devils, Altered States, and Lady Chatterley. He also made biographical films, e.g. Lisztomania, The Music Lovers, and Savage Messiah. Died in 2011. In 2006, at the 14th Camerimage Festival, Ken Russell was recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. Women in Love was featured in special screenings in 1999 and 2000.
Polish director, screenwriter, and visual artist, born in 1949 in Łódź. Academy Award winner for the animated film Tango (1982), which also received accolades at Oberhausen, and Cannes film festivals. He graduated from PWSTFTviT in Łódź; in 2008, he was granted an honorary from his alma mater. A long-time collaborator of the Se-ma-for animation studio. Since the 1980s, he has lived, and worked in the USA. There, he worked on numerous animated, and experimental films, as well as music videos for stars such as John Lennon, and Mick Jagger. After his return to Poland, he created the first Polish school teaching 3D animation. Zbigniew Rybczyński attended the Plus Camerimage Festival twice. In 1997, he conducted seminars for students, and in 2010, he sat on the Music Videos Competition jury. In 2008, his Sceny narciarskie z Franzem Klemmerem (Ski Scenes with Franz Klammer) were screened as part of the Milestones of Polish Artistic Documentary Cinema presentation, and his earlier works - Take Five, and Dzień pracy (Workday) - were screened in 2003 as part of retrospective reviews of films created by the cinematographers, and directors from the Łódź Film School.
Cinematographer. His credits include cinematography for such films as Billy O'Brien's Isolation, Murilo Pasta's Carmo, Andrei Arnold's Red Road, Ken Loach's The Angels' Share. Also worked on Andrei Arnold's Fish Tank, earning nominated for British Independent Film Award in the Best Technical Achievement category. His cinematographic work on the Wuthering Heights by the same director won him a Golden Osella for Outstanding Technical Contribution at the Venice Film Festival, and a nomination for the IFTA Award in the Best Director of Photography (Film/TV Drama). Member of the BSC. He attended four editions of the Camerimage Festival. Films featuring his cinematography could be admired at the European Film Review and European Panorama in 2007, and 2008. At the 19th edition of the Festival, he was awarded with the Bronze Frog in the Main Competition for his work in Wuthering Heights by Andrea Arnold. In 2014 he gained the Award for the Best Cinematography in a Music Video for his work in Paolo Nutini's Iron Sky.
American director, producer, and actor, born in 1934 in New York. He is also a musician. In 1981, On Golden Pond, which he directed, was nominated for Oscar, and Golden Globe. He received nominations for BAFTA, Emmy, and César Award. He started his career working on Broadway. Debuting in 1964, since then he has been creating features, television films, and series. His filmography includes such productions as The Fox, Cowboy, Harry and Walter go to New York, The River, For the Boys. Member, and artistic director of Actors Studio. He attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006, where he was on the jury of the Polish Films Competition. His Even Money was featured in the Main Competition of the 14th edition of the Festival, and On Golden Pond was screened as part of a retrospective in 2000.