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
Spanish cinematographer, born in 1985 in Barcelona. Initiated his career as assistant camera for feature films. Hiis work as a DoP is centered on advertising campaigns, fashion films, documentaries, and short films at locations such as Spain, London, Los Angeles, And New York. He also shots music videos. His feature debut was 2018 film Obey by Jamie Jones. Albert Salas attended the Camerimage Festival in 2018. For his cinematography in Obey he received the Grand Prix of the Cinematographer’s Debut Competition that year.
Finnish cinematographer, born in 1952 in Helsinki. A long-time collaborator of director Aki Kaurismäki, with whom he has made more than twenty films, including The Man Without a Past, Le Havre, Bohemian Life, and Lights in the Dusk. He has been nominated for the European Film Award twice, and has won the Finnish Film Foundation award, Jussi. Timo Salminen has attended seven editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 1999, he won the Bronze Frog award for Aki Kaurismäki's Juha. At the 12th Camerimage Festival, he was recognized for his collaboration with this director with the Cinematographer-Director Duo award. The films of this duo were also selected for the Main Competition in 2002 (The Man Without a Past), and in 2011 (Le Havre). In 2010, Timo Salminen was member of the Directors' Debuts Competition jury, and in 2013 and 2015 he evaluated films in the Main Competition.
British cinematographer, engineer, and constructor. Born in 1924 in London. Two-time winner of the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award (1981, 2005). He is one of the designers of the Louma system. David Samuelson attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006. He received the Special Award for Innovative Achievements in Motion Picture.
American director, producer, and screenwriter, born in 1931 in New York. His artistic output includes more than 70 feature, documentary, and TV films. His documentary filmography includes such films as Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the Human Record, Return with Honor, Fighting for Life. He was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for Never Give Up: The 20th Century Odyssey of Herbert Zipper, Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember, and Four Stones for Kanemitsu. Won two Oscars for Time Out of War, and Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision. Sanders was also nominated for the Directors Guild of America award. He participated in the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Filmmaking Award. That year, several of Sanders' films were featured during a retrospective of his works. At the 17th edition of the Festival, he was on the jury of the Short Documentary Films Competition.
Founder of California-based Legend 3D, Inc., one of the most innovative 3D visual effects and conversion company. His company was behind a primary 2D-to-3D conversion of Oscar-winning films Hugo by Martin Scorsese and Transformers: Dark of the Moon by Michael Bay. As a colorist and visual effects specialist he has collaborated with the greatest motion picture studios. His credit includes over 250 films, such as Shrek or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Barry B. Sandrew attended the Camerimage festival in 2013 and 2014. He was member of the 3D Films Competition jury.
Canadian director and cameraman, born in 1959 in Toronto. Member of Canada's independent film community, Sanguedolce has been conducting workshops and giving lectures for many years. Many retrospectives of his works have been held, e.g. in Germany, and Canada. He shoots documentaries, features, and experimental films. His body of work encompasses over a dozen productions, including Blinding or Dead time. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011, and won a Special Mention for Binding in the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition.
Canadian cinematographer, born in 1963 in Barrie, Ontario. A long-time collaborator of Atom Egoyan, with whom he has made such films as Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, and Ararat. He is also responsible for the visual side of John Bailey's Mariette in Ecstasy, and a popular television series, The Borgias. He also directed Mr In-Between. Paul Sarossy has participated in the Camerimage Festival three times so far. In 2000, he was on the Main Competition, and the Student Etudes Competition juries. The World Panorama cycle has featured such films with his cinematography as The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Felicia's Journey (2000), and Ararat (2002). In 2016, together with Atom Egoyan, he was presented with Cinematographer-Director Duo Award. Their film Remember was presented in the Main Competition that year.
Spanish director and scriptwriter, born in 1934, in Huesca. Often awarded at the most prominent film festivals, such as those in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, and Montreal. His Mum is Celebrating 100 years, and Tango have been nominated for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. He debuted in the 1950s, and has since released several dozen films, including such classics as Raising Ravens, Taxi, Carmen, I, Don Giovanni, and Fados. Carlos Saura has attended the Camerimage Festival. He has been recognized with Festival awards twice. In 1998, he received the Special Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity, and in 2009, the Cinematographer-Director Duo award for his collaboration with Vittorio Storaro. Carlos Saura's films have been selected for the Main Competition six times. The jury has evaluated cinematography in Flamenco, Taxi, Tango, Goya in Bordeaux, The 7th Day, and I, Don Giovanni. Interestingly enough, all of the above-mentioned except The 7th Day (cinematographer: Eduardo Serra), have been made in collaboration Vittorio Storaro.
American cinematographer, born in 1957 in New York. He gained international acclaim for his collaboration with Gus Van Sant, with whom he worked on such films like “Elephant", “Gerry", “Last Days", “Milk" or “Finding Forrester". He has also collaborated with such prominent directors as Martin Scorsese (“The Key to Reserva"), Ridley Scott (“American Gangster"), Woody Allen (“Whatever Works") or Sophia Coppola (“Somewhere"). He was nominated for such prestigious awards as BAFTA, Independent Spirit or Satellite. Died in 2012. Harris Savides attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2007. That year his cinematography in “American Gangster" could be seen as part of the Golden Premiere cycle. In 2012, together with Gus Van Sant, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award, which, regrettably, he couldn't receive himself. His friends Gus Van Sant, Anthony Dod Mantle and Chris Doyle paid tribute to him during the Closing Ceremony of the 20th edition of the Festival.
Graphic artist, and producer, co-owner of Platige Image computer animation studio. Member of the Polish Filmmakers Association, he specializes in animation, 3D graphics and special effects. The list of films with his visual effects includes Katyń, The Antichrist, and Quo Vadis. Producer of Tomasz Bagiński's animated films, Sawko was also responsible for the visual aspect of Krzysztof Penderecki's Seven Gates of Jerusalem. Jarek Sawko attended the Plus Camerimage Festival twice. In 2010, he was on the jury of Advertising Spots Competition.
Italian editor, born in 1960 in Catania. He initially worked as Oliver Stone's assistant on Wall Street and Talk Radio. His credits include Little Buddha (directed by Bernardo Bertolucci), The Quick and the Dead (directed by Sam Raimi), Good Will Hunting (by Gus Van Sant), and The Gladiator (by Ridley Scott). A two-time Oscar winner: for editing in Oliver Stone's JFK, and Black Hawk Down (by Ridley Scott). He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2008. The films he has edited have competed for the Golden Frog award. In 1996, it was Stealing Beauty, and in 2002, Black Hawk Down.
Italian art director, born in 1941 in Potenza Picena. Production designer of several Bernardo Bertolucci's films, including Il Conformista, The Sheltering Sky, and The Last Emperor. That last film earned him the Academy Award in 1988. He was also nominated for an Oscar for his work in Toys, directed by Barry Levinson. His credits include Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice (BAFTA award nomination), and Andre Techine's Barocco (César award nomination). He died in 1994. In 1994, at the 2nd Camerimage Festival, Ferdinando Scarfiotti received the Special Award (posthumously).
American cinematographer born in White Plaines, New York. He has collaborated with Marc Forster on such films as The Kite Runner, Stay, and Machine Gun Preacher. In 2005, he was nominated for the BAFTA award for cinematography to Finding Neverland by Forster. He has cooperated with Martin Scorsese, Oliver Wood, and Néstor Almendros as a camera operator, and a steadicam operator. His body of work encompasses thirty films.
Roberto Schaefer has attended the Camerimage Festival six times. At the 21st edition in 2013, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo award for his collaboration with Marc Forster. In 2009, he was member of the Polish Films Competition jury, in 2010 - that of the Main Competition, in 2011 - Directors' Debuts Competition, in 2013 - Music Video Competition, and in 2016 - Student Etudes Competition. At the 19th Camerimage Festival he ran the master class workshop together with Oliver Stapleton. In 2016 his cinematography was featured in Don Cheadle's directorial debut Miles Ahead.
American producer and 3D specialist, considered as one of the pioneers of new technologies in cinema. He has been working on projects such as 3D live sports and music broadcasts. He was involved in production of such films as Titanic and Terminator 2: 3D by James Cameron, Apollo 13 by Ron Howard or The Fifth Element by Luc Besson. Founder and director of LA-based company 3ality Technica specialised in 3D production and live broadcasting. Steve Schklair attended the Camerimage Festival in 2010 and 2014. During the 22nd edition he was a member of the 3D Films Competition jury.
British film director, born in 1926 in London. Winner of the Academy Award for Midnight Cowboy (1970). Nominated for Oscars in 1966 (Darling), and in 1972 (Sunday Bloody Sunday). His films were recognized on the biggest European film festivals, including those in Venice and Berlin. His body of work encompassed more than twenty feature films, such as Marathon Man, Billy Liar, Far from the Madding Crowd, and The Day of the Locust. Died in 2003. John Schlesinger attended two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 1996, he received the Special Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. The Festival audience could see several of his films in 1995, when a retrospective review of Conrad J. Hall, a long-time collaborator of Schlesinger, was organized. Special screenings featured Midnight Cowboy, and The Falcon and the Snowman.
German director, born in 1939 in Wiesbaden. Recognized with the Academy Award for The Tin Drum. Awarded at film festivals in Berlin, Cannes, and Venice. He is considered one of the greatest German filmmakers. He has won critical acclaim for his film adaptations of literary classics: Swann in Love, The Tin Drum, and Homo Faber. His directorial credits include such films as Strike, The Ninth Day, The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Death of a Salesman, and many other productions, considered classics of the European and world cinema. Volker Schlöndorff has attended nine editions of the Festival. At the 10th anniversary edition of the Festival, he received the Special Award for the Idea Inspiring the Creation of Camerimage. In 2009, a retrospective review of his work was organized, presenting such feature films as The Tin Drum, The Ogre, and The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum. In 2004, The Ninth Day was selected for the Main Competition.
German cinematographer, born in 1939 in Königs Wusterhausen. Author of cinematography in numerous Werner Herzog's films, including Woyzeck, Nosferatu the Vampire, Heart of Glass. He has collaborated with Allan Greenberg on a documentary film Land of Look Behind. He has also worked with such filmmakers as Herbert Achternbusch and André Heller. Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein participated in the Camerimage Festival in 2001, where he was on the jury of the Main Competition.
Editor, born in 1940 in Algiers. Her collaboration with Martin Scorsese spans over four decades, and has brought her several Oscar nominations. She received three Academy Awards for editing work on Raging Bull, Aviator, The Departed. Her numerous nominations for the BAFTA award for best editing include films such as Hugo, Gangs of New York, Cape Fear. Her work was also recognized by the American Cinema Editors society. Apart from feature film editing, Schoonmaker has also worked on Scorsese's documentaries, including My Voyage to Italy, and A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies. She attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009, where she received the Special Award to the Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. Martin Scorsese's The Departed she edited was featured in the Main Competition in 2006. The fruit of her collaboration with Michael Ballhaus could be admired during a retrospective of his works at the 18th edition of the Festival; the screenings included Gangs of New York, and Last Temptation of Christ.
German cinematographer, born in 1975 in Tegernsee. Graduate of Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich. Member of bvk, Schönauer has won awards at Geneva, and Bratislava festivals. His cinematographic credits include The Cave of the Yellow Dog, directed by the Oscar-nominated Byambasuren Davaa, and films such as Christoph Baumann's Amok or Ysabel Fantou's One night station. He has also collaborated on documentaries with such filmmakers as Erich Asch or Jorg Adolph. Daniel Schönauer attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006. His cinematography in The Cave of the Yellow Dog earned him a Cinematographer's Debut Award.
American screenwriter and director, born in 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Author of screenplays for several Martin Scorsese`s films, including Bringing Out the Dead, The Last Temptation of Christ, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull. He also wrote screenplays for Peter Weir or Brian De Palma. His directorial credits include such films as Mishima, Aflliction, Light Sleeper or Light of Day. Two-times nominee for the Golden Globe. Films he written has been featured in Cannes, Berlin, Venice and San Sebastian. Paul Schrader attended the Camerimage festival in 1999, where his film Forever Mine was selected to the Main Competition. In 2002 his film Auto Focus was presented as part of the special screenings, and Michael Ballhaus`s retrospective in 2010 featured The Last Temptation of Christ with Schrader`s screenplay.
American cinematographer, born in 1949 in Detroit. Member of the ASC board. Won an award at Sundance for her cinematographic in Greg Harrison's November. Nancy Schreiber was also nominated for Emmy for her work in Jeffrey Friedman's and Rob Epstein's The Celluloid Closet. Her credits include Richard Levine's Every Day, Cheryl Hines' Serious Moonlight, or Joe Berlinger's Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. Nancy Schreiber took part in seven editions of the Festival. In 2010, she was on the jury of Feature Length Documentary Films Competitions and in 2014 she evaluated films in both Music Videos and Documentary Short Films Competition. Adam Dubov's Dead Beat with her cinematography was selected for the Main Competition in 1994. The following year, the festival audience had a chance to see Brian Cox's Scorpion Spring with her cinematography, and in 2010, Celluloid Closet was screened during Rob Epstein's retrospective. During the 22nd edition of the Festival she was one of the Talent Demo experts.
American director, screenwriter, and film producer, born in 1939 in New York. He began his adventure with cinema as costume designer in Woody Allen's, and Herbert Ross' pictures. He debuted on the big screen in 1981 with The Incredible Shrinking Woman. His filmography includes more than 24 features, including: The Lost Boys, Flatliners, Dying Young, 8MM, Falling Down, Tresspass. He worked on the adaptations of two of John Grisham's books (The Client, A Time to Kill), and produced two films from the Batman series (Batman Forever, Batman and Robin). He also created a cinematic adaptation of the musical Phantom of the Opera to receive three Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for it. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival thrice - in 2010, 2011 and 2012. At the 18th edition of the Festival, he chaired the jury of the Student Etudes Competition, and was distinguished with the Special Award to the Director. In 2011, he was on the jury of the Polish Films Competition, and in 2012 he chaired the jury of the Main Competition. His Falling Down was featured in the Main Competition in 1993, and Trespass could be seen as part of the special screenings in 2011.
Australian cinematographer, born in 1942 in Warwick. Collaborated with Peter Weir on such projects as Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, Witness, Dead Poets Society. From that time, he completed more than 40 films, working with directors such as Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley), Barry Levinson (Rain Man), Sydney Pollack (Firma), Rob Reiner (The American President) or Michael Apted (Gorillas in the Mist). His cinematographic work on The English Patient won him Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Satellite Award, European Film Award, and ASC Award. Moreover, he was nominated for Oscar and BAFTA awards three times, e.g. for Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain. In 2011 , he was distinguished with the ASC International Award. JOhn Seale has attended two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Films with his cinematography were screened as part of retrospective, including The English Patient, The Perfect Storm or Rain Man. He was a guest of the Camerimage festival also in 2015, when he served as a president of the Polish Films Competition.
American cinematographer, born in 1985. Graduate of the Emerson College in Boston. Known for his work in feature films and music videos. He has shot the music videos for such stars as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Childish Gambino, DJ Snake or Flying Lotus. His feature credits include such films as I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore by Macon Blair, Luce by Julius Onah, Swiss Army Man by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Cop Car by Jon Watts, Kin by Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker. He is the winner of the MTV Music Award for his work in Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Never Catch Me. Larkin Seiple attended the Camerimage Festival in 2018. For his cinematography in Childish Gambino: This is America he was awarded with The Best Cinematography in a Music Video Award that year.
French cinematographer, born in 1979 in Paris. He worked on such films as John Moore's The Omen, Max Payne, Gary Gray's "Prawo Zemsty". He has filmed more than 200 commercials, and music videos, including Green Day's Waiting, Beyonce's Irreplaceable, Price's Million days, Black Eyed Peass Pump It, and Katy Perry's E.T (feat. Kanye West). Alicia Keys` You don't know my name, and Justin Timberlake's Rock your body were nominated for MTV, and MVPA awards for best cinematography. The list of his collaborators includes directors such as Ray Kay, Francis Lawrence, Olivier Gondry, and Bryan Barber. Jonathan Sela participated in the 2011 edition of the Plus Camerimage Festival, where he was on the jury of the Music Videos Competition.
New Zealand cinematographer, born in 1942 in Wellington. Nominated for the BAFTA award for his work on Alan Parker's Angela's Ashes. His collaboration with this director resulted in such films as Birdy, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone, and The Life of David Gale. His other collaborators include Harold Becker (City Hall, Mercury Rising), and Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). He has directed Homeboy, starring Mickey Rourke. Michael Seresin has attended ten editions of the Festival. In 2007, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo award for his collaboration with Alan Parker. Most of their films were presented at the 2008 retrospective review. Seresin has acted as juror several times. In 2006 and 2009, he sat the Student Etudes Competition jury, in 2011, 2013 and 2014- the Polish Films Competition, in 2012 and 2016 - Main Competition, and in 2014 - also Music Video Competition.
Portuguese cinematographer born in 1943, in Lisbon. Two-time Oscar nominee: for The Wings of the Dove, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. In 2004, he received the European Film Award for the best cinematographer. He has collaborated with such filmmakers as Patrice Leconte, Claude Chabrol, and Vincent Ward. Eduardo Serra has been the guest of the Festival five times already, acting both as a laureate and a juror. In 1997, he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 1996, he received the Silver Frog for the visual side of Michael Winterbottom's Jude. In 2006, he was awarded the Bronze Frog for Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring. The world panorama has often featured films with his cinematography.
Polish stage and screen actor. Born in 1946 in Heilbronn. Graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Arts (PWST) in Warsaw, and presently also its lecturer. He has performed in Polish and French theatres, being one of the first foreigners to be hired in Comédie-Française. Winner of the Silver Bear for his role in Andrzej Wajda's Orchestra Conductor, and the Golden Duck for his performance in The Primate (directed by Teresa Kotlarczyk). His credits include several dozen roles in films by such prominent directors as Andrzej Wajda (Without Anesthesia, The Promised Land, Pan Tadeusz, Revenge), Jerzy Hoffman (With Fire and Sword), Andrzej Żuławski (On the Silver Globe), Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List), Agnieszka Holland (Total Eclipse), and Peter Greenaway (Nightwatching). He debuted as a director in 2006, with Who Never Lived. Andrzej Seweryn has participated in the Camerimage Festival three times so far. In 2004, he received the General Sponsor - Atlas - Award for the Promotion of Polish Culture Abroad. The Festival audience has had many occasions to admire his performance. The Primate was selected for the Main Competition 2000 as well as Last Family in 2016, Jan Kidawa Błoński's Little Rose for the Polish Films Competition (2010). The opening ceremony of the 1998 Camerimage Festival featured the screening of Łukasz Zadrzyński's Billboard. In 2008, retrospective reviews presented results of the actor's collaboration with Festival award winners: Andrzej Żuławski (On the Silver Globe), and Edward Kłosiński (The Promised Land).
Born in 1949, Irish film director, screenwriter and producer. His 1989 feature film debut "My Left Foot" was a great success, securing Sheridan two Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The same movie earned Daniel Day-Lewis his first Oscar recognition for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Sheridan has so far been nominated for a total of six directing Academy Awards. He often refers to his Irish descent, as evidenced by such films as "The Field", "In the Name of the Father", "The Boxer" and "In America". Jim Sheridan was a guest of Camerimage festival in 2013 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing. His "My Left Foot" was screened as part of special presentations line-up.
Polish cinematographer, and director, born in 1960 in Mikołów. His filmography includes such productions as Lech Majewski's Wojaczek, and The Mill and the Cross, Marcin Krzyszałowicz Eucalyptus, Jerzy Skolimowski's Four Nights with Anna, and Essential Killing, Piotr Dumała's The Forest. He also photographed Corpus Christi, Eve, and Expelled. Winner of Eagle, Golden Lion, and Silver Lajkonik Awards, and a nomination for the European Film Award, and six nominations for the Golden Duck Award. Adam Sikora attended the Camerimage Festival in 2001, 2004, and 2013. Films he has done camerawork were featured in the Main Competition five times. At the 9th edition of the Festival, he was awarded a Silver Frog for Angelus. In 2013 Polish Films Competition featured In the Shadow with his cinematography.
American director, screenwriter, and producer, born in 1963 in Washington. His feature debut was Casper, produced by Steven Spielberg. He also directed films such as Moonlight Mile, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, 10 Items or Less, City of Angels. He has collaborated with many renowned actors, including Meg Ryan, Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, and Dustin Hoffman. Brad Silberling has attended the Plus Camerimage Festival twice. In 2008, he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. His Moonlight Mile was shown as part of the special screenings in 2002, and City of Angels was screened during John Seale's retrospective.
French cinematographer, born in 1951 in St Brieuc. Graduate of French National Film School, member of AFC. He began his career creating documentary films. His filmography includes such productions as Roger Planchon's Lautrec, Gérard Jugnot's Monsieur Batignole, Harriet Marin's Marry Me, Jean-Pierre Améris' Romantics Anonymous, and Luc Jacquet's The Fox and the Child. Gerard Simon attended the Camerimage Festival in 2001 and in 2016. He was nominated for the Golden Frog in 1998, and received this award at the 9th edition for his cinematography in Gerard Corbiau's The King Is Dancing. Lautrec, a film he photographed, was featured in the Main Competition in 1998. During the 24. edition of the Festival he was member of the Main Competition jury.
Australian cinematographer, born in Adelaide. A three-time winner of the Best Cinematography Australian Film Institute award (e.g. for The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey directed by Vincent Ward). He has collaborated with such prominent filmmakers as Scott Hicks (Shine), Jon Avnet (Fried Green Tomatoes), Gillian Armstrong (Little Women), and Peter Weir (Green Card). In 1996, Geoffrey Simpson received the Bronze Frog award for his cinematography in Shine.
Distinguished Polish director, scriptwriter, actor, and painter born in 1938, in Łódź. He worked abroad for a number of years, e.g. in France and Hollywood. He has directed over a dozen feature films. He was the author of the script for Roman Polański's Knife in the Water, and Andrzej Wajda's Innocent Sorcerers. He has received numerous prestigious awards at the festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Gdańsk. Jerzy Skolimowski has attended twelve editions of the Festival so far. In 1998, during the 6th edition, he was chairman of the Main Competition jury, as well as Student Etudes Competition jury member. In 2010, at the 18th Plus Camerimage Festival he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Polish Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. His films have been selected to the Main Competition: in 2008 - Four Nights with Anna, and in 2010 - Essential Killing, and in 2015 his "11 minutes" - the official polish Oscar candidate - was presented as a Special Screening. The 2003 and 2006 Festival editions featured exhibitions of his paintings.
Polish director, actor and producer, born in 1983. He has created many award-winning music videos for recognised Polish artists. He had been studying art history, but in the end he graduated from the acting faculty of the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. His credits as an actor include both theatrical and film roles. His feature debut Hardkor Disko won him many prestigious awards both home and abroad. Krzysztof Skonieczny has attended three editions of the Camerimage festival so far. In 2014 he was presented, together with cinematographer Kacper Fertacz, with the Grand Prix of the Polish Films Competition for Hardkor Disko. His music videos were presented to the festival audience and jurors several times.
Danish cinematographer, a member of Danish Association of Cinematographers (DFF). He is known for his excellent cinematography made for documentary films. For his work in “Armadillo” by Janus Metz Pedersen he earned, among others, a Bodil award, prestigious Danish film critics award and an Emmy award. He also received a Sundance Best Cinematography Award for “Putin’s Kiss” by Lise Birk Pedersen. Lars Skree attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015, where he won the Golden Frog of Documentary Features Competition for “The Look of Silence”, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Polish cinematographer born, in 1969 in Warsaw. Graduate of the Cinematography Department at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Specialising in digital processing, he is the owner of the film postproduction company. He has worked on feature films, documentary films, commercials, and cartoons. Together with Adam Bajerski he has created cinematography for Andrzej Jakimowski's Squint Your Eyes, which has earned them a Golden Lion award, and a nomination for the Eagle award. Paweł Śmietanka has attended nine editions of the Festival. His cinematographic talent could be admired at the 11th Festival, when Squint Your Eyes was selected for the Main Competition. He has also run digital processing workshops at the Festival.
Born in 1970 in Świnoujście. Composer, radio journalist, one of the most renowned music producers in Poland. He has worked with the biggest stars of the Polish music scene, including Kayah, Maryla Rodowicz, Krzysztof Krawczyk, Hey, Myslovitz, T. Love, Robert Gawliński and Tomasz Stańko. He recorded four albums with his own music. Winner of the Polityka Passport prize and Fryderyk award in the Composer of the Year category in 2003 and 2004. Andrzej Smolik was a guest of Camerimage festival in 2013. He sat on the jury of the Music Videos Competition.
Czech cinematographer, born in 1942 in Prague. He has received numerous Czech Lion awards for Best Cinematography. He has worked on over a dozen films, collaborating with Czech directors, e.g. with Václav Marhoul on Tobruk. He has also worked with Jan Svěrák on such films as the Oscar-winning Kola, and Dark Blue World. Vladimír Smutný has been the guest of the Camerimage Festival three times. In 2002, he was on the Main Competition jury. In 1996, Kola, a film directed by Jan Svěrák with Smutný's cinematography competed for the Golden Frog award. In 2007, the Golden Premiers screenings featured Empties, a film by the Svěrák-Smutný duo.
Polish cinematographer. Graduated from the Cinematography Department of PWSFTviT in Łódź. Films with his cinematography are screened at various festivals, including Cannes, Tel Aviv or Berlin. His short Coma was distinguished at the Polish Films Festival in New York. Maciej Sobieraj also won accolades at the Student Advertising Videos Festival held under the patronage of Kodak, as well as the Manaki Brothers International Film Festival. His promotional video for Amnesty International earned him an award from the Polish Advertisement Creators Club. Maciej Sobieraj attended the Festival in six times. In 2003, he was distinguished with a Golden Tadpole for his cinematographic work in Coma.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1987 in Łódź. Graduate of the Department of Cinematography at PWSFTviT in Łódź. He is the son of cinematographer Piotr Sobociński, and grandson of Witold Sobociński. He has collaborated with cinematographers on projects such as General Nil, Battle of Warsaw 1920, Venice or The Dark House. He also did camerawork for Małogorzata Imielska's documentary Art in Auschwitz. His cinematography in Against the Ligth won him an award at Warsaw “Łodzią po Wiśle" review. Michał Sobociński attended eight editions of the Festival. In 2007, he earned a Bronze Tadpole, and the PANAVISION Special Award for Best Picture Technique (Distinction) for his etude Father.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1958 in Łódź. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School). Cinematographer Witold Sobociński's son. In 1995, he was nominated for the Academy Award for his cinematography in Three Colors: Red, directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. He also collaborated with this director on Decalogue III, and Decalogue IX. In the 1990s, he worked in the US, making such films as Marvin's Room (directed by Jerry Zaks), Angel Eyes (directed by Luis Mandoki), and Twilight (by Robert Benton). He died in 2001 in Vancouver, when shooting 24 Hours by Luis Mandoki. Piotr Sobociński attended six editions of the Camerimage Festival. He won three Festival awards. In 1994, he received the Silver Frog for his work on Kieślowski's Red, in 1995, a Golden Frog for The Seventh Room directed by Marta Meszaros, and in 2001, the Bronze Frog for Hearts in Atlantis by Scott Hicks. He was also nominated for Marvin's Room by Jerry Zacks (1997). Special screenings featured such films with his cinematography as Ransom (Ron Howard, 1996), and Twilight (Robert Benton, 1998).
Polish cinematographer, born in 1983 in Łódź. Graduate of the Department of Cinematography at PWSFTviT in Łódź. He is the son of cinematographer Piotr Sobociński, and grandson of Witold Sobociński. Responsible for the visual side of films such as Wojciech Smarzowski's Seven Days or Rose, he also collaborated with Piotr Kukla as camera operator on Wiesław Saniewski's The Winner. His credits as cameraman include such productions as Jan Jakub Kolski's Venice, Andrzej Wajda's Katyń, or Joanna and Krzysztof Krauze's Saviour Square. His cinematographic work on Rose brought him awards at, among others, 41st Lubuskie Film Summer, and Brooklyn Film Festival in New York. He also received a nomination for the Polish Eagle. Piotr Sobociński jr attended nine edition of the Festival. In 2004, he was awarded the Golden Tadpole for his cinematographic work on Winter, an etude he directed himself. That year, he was also distinguished with the MOST CREATIVE LIGHTING award for the most creative up-an-coming cinematographer, funded by Arri. His cinematography in Rose earned him a nomination for the Main Competition in 2011. In 2014 he attended the Festival as a cinematographer of two films - Gods by Łukasz Palkowski (screened in the Main Competition) and Nude Area by Urszula Antoniak (Polish Films Competition).
Polish cinematographer born in 1929, in Ozorków. A graduate, and since 1980 a professor of the PWSFTviT in Łódź. He worked on films by Andrzej Wajda (The Wedding, The Promised Land), Roman Polanski (Pirates), Andrzej Żuławski (The Third Part of the Night). He has received many prestigious awards, including the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award, and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal for contributors to Polish culture. Witold Sobociński has attended 17 editions of the Festival. He sat on the Festival jury in 1993 and 1995. In 1994, at the 2nd edition of the Festival he received the Golden Frog Lifetime Award. At the 2000 Camerimage Festival he received the Director-Cinematographer Duo Award for his cooperation with Andrzej Wajda. He was nominated for the Golden Frog Award for cinematography in Jerzy Wójcik's The Gateway of Europe in 1999.
Czech cinematographer born in 1939, in Brno. His collaboration with director Jiří Menzel on the Oscar-winning Closely Watched Trains, as well as Cutting It Short, Larks on a String, and I served the King of England, earned him international recognition. Jaromír Šofr has attended the Festival four times already. In 1995 he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2007, at the 15th Festival edition he received a special award for Cinematographer-Director Duo, granted for his cooperation with Jiří Menzel. The same year he sat the Polish Film Competition jury, and his cinematography on I served the King of England was entered into the Main Competition. The Life And Extraordinary Adventures Of Private Ivan Chonkin with his photography was featured in the world panorama in 1994, and during special screenings in 2005.
Canadian cinematographer, member of CSC. His credit includes such films as Welcome to the Rileys by Jake Scott, Whiteout by Dominic Sena or Star by Guy Ritchie. He has also shot dozens of commercials for the world`s top brands or number of music videos for such artists as Marilyn Manson, The Cure, Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Madonna or David Bowie. For his cinematography in music videos he was recognized with C.S.C. Awards and MTV Award nominations. Christopher Soos attended the Plus Camerimage festival in 2012, where he sat the Music Videos Competiton jury. He also conducted music video workshops. The year before his cinematography in Massive Attack`s Pray for Rain was selected to the Music Video Competition.
British cinematographer, and former President of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) (1996-1998). He has worked on numerous feature films, music videos, and commercials. The list of his collaborators includes such filmmakers as Andrei Konchalovsky, Ken Russell, and Peter Yates. Mike Southon has attended the Camerimage Festival four times. At the 5th edition, in 1997, he was member of the Main Competition jury, and one of the student workshops instructors.
Italian cinematographer, born in 1942 in Tolmezzo. Member of the ASC, and the AIC. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A two-time Best Cinematography Academy Award nominee: in 1998, for LA Confidential (directed by Curtis Hanson), and in 2000, The Insider (directed by Michael Mann). He won the BAFTA award for his work on Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans, and has been a two-time winner of the Italian David di Donatello award. He has been nominated for several ASC and BSC distinctions. His body of work encompasses several dozen feature films, including such hits as Garry Marshall's Frankie and Johnny, Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead, Brett Ratner's X-Men and The Family Man, and the third part of The Chronicles of Narnia, directed by Michael Apted. Dante Spinotti has attended five editions of the Camerimage Festival so far. In 2011, he was member of the Main Competition jury, and one of the speakers of the Talent Demo Expert. During the 24. edition he sat the jury of the Cinematographers' Debuts Competition. In 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. That year a retrospective review of his work was organized, presenting such films as Red Dragon, Wonder Boys, The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, and The Insider. Dante Spinotti has also been one of the instructors of the Panvision workshops.
American producer and scriptwriter, born in 1960 in Japan. He started his career in television as a scriptwriter of the cult show The X-Files. For many years he was an executive producer of The X-Files, as well as some other TV shows, such as Night Stalker and Hunted. He is a three-time Emmy nominee and a founder of an European production company called Big Light Productions, which produced such films like The Man in the High Castle or Medici: Masters of Florence. Frank Spotnitz attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He received the Award for Television Producer with Unique Visual Sensitivity.
Canadian director, editor, producer, and screenwriter, born in 1945 in Ottawa. He began his career as editor, callaborating with director Sam Peckinpah on such films as Straw Dogs or The Getaway. He wrote the script for 48 Hrs. His directorial credits include such pictures as Under Fire, Shoot to Kill, Air America, Shake Hands with the Devil, and a James Bond thriller - Tomorrow Never Dies. The television drama And the Band Played On won him a nomination for Directors Guild of America Award. Roger Spottiswoode has attended the Camerimage Festival three times so far. At the 19. edition he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition, the year later - the chairman of the Directors` Debut Competition and in 2014 - of the Cinematographers' Debut Competition.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1978. Graduate of University of Silesia's Faculty of Radio and Television. His credits include such films as Komisarz Blond i Oko Sprawiedliwości by Paweł Czarzasty, Pas de Deux by Kinga Lewińska or The Bait by Dariusz Zawiślak. He also worked on many commercials and shot music videos for such artist as Blue Café, Edyta Górniak, Tede or Ewelina Flinta. Konrad Spyra has attended two editions of the Festival. In 2003 he was recognized with the Bronze Tadpole award for his cinematography in Sławomir Pstrong`s etude “T-Rex".
German director, cinematographer, producer, and professor, born in 1948 in Pilsting. His body of work encompasses numerous features and television productions, including Neonstadt, King Kong's Fist, Warshots, The Prospector. Eat, Sleep, No Women won him a nomination for the European Film Award for best documentary film, and The End of a Journey earned him the Bavarian Film Award. Since 2004, he is dean of the documentary films department at HFF in Munich. Heiner Stadler attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011. During that edition, he was on the jury of Feature Length Documentary Films Competition.
British cinematographer born in 1948, in London. He has been the author of cinematography in approximately fifty feature films, collaborating with such filmmakers as Lasse Hallström (The Shipping News), Stephen Frears (Hi-Lo Country), and Robert Altman (Kansas City). He has also been responsible for the visual side of numerous music videos, cooperating with such great artists as David Bowie or the Rolling Stones. Oliver Stapleton has attended the Festival several times. In 1999, he was one of the Student Etudes Competition jurors. He also performed that function in 2005, 2009, and 2010. He sat the Main Competition jury during the 7th , the 12th, the 15th, the 22nd, and the 24th edition of the Festival. In 2015 he chaired the jury of the Cinematographers' Debut Competition. In 2001, Stapleton was nominated for the Golden Frog award for his cinematography in Gregor Jordan's Buffalo Soldiers. He has run several student workshops and seminars at the Plus Camerimage Festival. He was one of the Talent Demo Expert specialists three times.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1973, in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. Graduate of the Cinematography Department of the PWSFTviT (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School) in Łódź. Winner of the Silver Bear for his work on The Prize by Paula Markovitch. A two-time Golden Duck nominee. His credits include such films as Saviour's Square by Krzysztof and Joanna Krauze, and The Rebound, directed by Kinga Dębska. He has also directed and photographed numerous documentary films. Wojciech Staroń has participated in six editions of the Festival. In 2006, the jury of the Polish Films Competition awarded him for the cinematography in Saviour's Square. In 2011, he was on the Documentary Films Competition jury. Films with his cinematography have been selected for the Main Competition twice - in 2008, it was Before Twilight (directed by Jacek Bławut), and in 2011, The Prize (directed by Paula Markovitch). His work on documentary films has also been recognized. In 2008, the Milestones of Polish Artistic Documentary Films review featured his film Siberian Lesson. In 2009, The Short Documentary Films Competition included Six Weeks (directed by Marcin Janos Krawczyk) with his cinematography, in 2011, his own Argentinian Lesson, and in 2014 - Werka by Paweł Łoziński. In 2015 Wojciech Staroń was among the jurors of the Documentary Short Films Competition, and his film Brothers was awarded with the Special Mention of the Feature Lenght Documentray Films Competition.
Polish painter, graphic designer, and illustrator. Born in 1930 in Bratkówka. Graduate of the Academies of Fine Arts in Krakow and Warsaw. Best known for his work on scene design and poster design. He was recognized for the latter at the festivals in Cannes and Chicago. He received many prestigious awards for his paintings and graphics. Died in 2009. Franciszek Starowieyski attended the Camerimage Festival in 2003, where he was a member of the Main Competition jury.
Award-winning Polish production designer, born in 1943, in Warsaw. He has collaborated with masters of the Polish and world cinema, created set decorations for such filmmakers as Andrzej Wajda (Man of Iron, Man of Marble, Pan Tadeusz), Roman Polański (Oliver Twist, The Pianist), Krzysztof Kieślowski (No End), and Agnieszka Holland (Europe, Europe). In 1994, together with Ewa Braun, he won the Academy Award for Best Set Decoration for Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. Allan Starski was member of the Camerimage Festival jury in 1994, and in 2009 acted as its chairman. At the 17th Festival edition he received the Special Award for the Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity. The Festival audience had a chance to admire his set designs in such projects as Andrzej Wajda's The Shadow Line, Agnieszka Holland's Washington Square, and Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List.
Polish documentary films director, and cinematographer, born in 1976 in Sieradz. Graduate of Warsaw University, and Wajda Film School. His Last Day of Summer brought him awards at festival in Russia, Germany, and France. He created documentary films about various directors (Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, and Wojciech Marczewski), as well as educational films for, among others, National Audiovisual Institute. He is also an expert of the Polish Film Institute. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival twice - in 2010, and 2011. At the 17th edition of the Festival, he was recognized with the Golden Frog award in the Short Documentary Competition for Last Day of Summer. In the following year, he was on the jury of the competition. In 2011, he attended the Plus Camerimage Winners Show.
Dutch director, screenwriter, and producer, born in 1945 Utrecht. His films were selected for official competition in Cannes and Venice. His most widely recognized films are The Flying Dutchman, and Mariken van Nieumeghen. His credits also include several short films. He manages the Louis Hartlooper Center cinema complex, and serves as patron of the Utrecht Film Festival. Jos Stelling attended the Camerimage Festival in 2010 and 2013. He served as jury chairman twice in the Directors' Debut Competition and Cinematographers` Debut Competition. His The Flying Dutchman was selected for the Main Competition in 1995. The Festival audience had a chance to see his movies during the Benelux cinema review, and Stelling's and Goert Giltay's (cinematographer) retrospective in 2010. The films presented included Duska, Erotic Tales: The Waiting Room, The Gas Station, The Gallery, No trains no planes. His film The Girl and Death was screened during the Dutch Cinema Review in 2013.
American cinematographer, born in 1946 in Palo Alto. Member of the American and the French Societies of Cinematographers. He has been responsible for cinematography of 12 Clint Eastwood's films, including Mystic River, Gran Torino, and Flags of Our Fathers. In 2008, he was nominated for the Best Cinematography Academy Award for Clint Eastwood's Changeling. That year, he also received a César nomination for Christopher Barratier's Faubourg 36. His credits also include The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and Rails & Ties. Tom Stern has attended six editions of the Festival. He has been a juror several times: in 2005, he was member of the Student Etudes Competition jury, in 2008 - that of the Polish Films Competition, in 2010 and 2013 - of the Main Competition jury. His cinematography for Clint Eastwood's films has competed for the Golden Frog award three times. At the 13th Camerimage Festival it was Mystic River, at the 16th - Flags of Our Fathers, and two years later - Changeling. In 2010, the audience of the special screenings could admire his work on Hearafter.
British production designer, born 1961 in London. A three-time Oscar nominee – for her work in Topsy-Turvy, directed by Mike Leigh, and The King’s Speech and Les Miserables (she won a BAFTA Award for that one), both by Tom Hooper. She met Mike Leigh also on the set of Vera Drake. Her work includes such productions as Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, James Bobin’s Muppets Most Wanted, Julian Jarrold’s Becoming Jane and Nick Love’s The Firm. Eve Stewart was a guest of the Camerimage Festival in 2015. She received the Award to Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity. Together with the cinematographer Danny Cohen presented The Danish Girl, which opened the 23rd Camerimage Festival, to the festival audience.
Dutch cinematographer, born in 1961 in Utrecht. He has been chiefly working in the US. Member of the ASC. In 2008, he was nominated for the European Film Award for cinematography in Sergei Bodrov's Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan. He has also worked on such films as Masked and Anonymous (directed by Larry Charles), Enough (directed by Michael Apted), and The Vow (directed by Michael Sucsy). Rogier Stoffers has attended the Camerimage Festival three times. In 1997, he received the Golden Frog award for Mike van Diem's Character. In 2003, he was a member of the Main Competition jury. During that edition of the festival, two films with his photography were presented during special screenings: Larry Charles' Masked and Anonymous, and Philip Kaufman's Quills.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1946 in the Italian town of Trani. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School) in Łódź. Since the 1980s, he has been working in Britain. Member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC). He has collaborated with such Polish filmmakers as Krzysztof Kieślowski (From a Night Porter's Point of View, The Bricklayer), Janusz Zaorski (Wielka gra), Marek Piwowski (Foul Play), and Filip Bajon (Maidens' Vows). He has also worked on Marcel Łoziński's documentary films. Witold Stok has participated in eight editions of the Festival. In 1999, he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2008, Don't Cry directed by Grzegorz Królikiewicz, with Witold Stok as one of the cinematographers, was featured in the Milestones of Polish Artistic Documentary Films review. In 2013 Viva Belerus by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz was screened in the Polish Films Competition. Witold Stok sat the jury of the Directors` Debut Competition that year.
American director, scriptwriter, and producer. Born in 1946, in New York. A three-time Academy Award winner: Best Director for Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon, and Best Script for Midnight Express (directed by Alan Parker). He has been nominated for an Oscar four more times. He has also received the BAFTA award, the Golden Globe, and distinctions at the film festivals in Venice and Berlin. His best known films include: JFK, Natural Born Killers, Wall Street, Alexander, and W. He has also produced such movies as Milos Forman's The People vs. Larry Flint, Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel, and most of his own films. His trademark are controversial films on political topics.
Oliver Stone attended the Camerimage Festival in 2004, where he received the Special Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. The 18th edition of the Festival was preceded by the special screening of his film W. His films have been selected for the Main Competition twice: in 1994, it was Natural Born Killers, and in 2004, Alexander.
Italian cinematographer born in 1940, in Rome. He has worked on over 50 films and several television series. A three-time Oscar winner for Apocalypse Now, Reds, and The Last Emperor. A long-time cooperator of Bernardo Bertolucci, he has worked with such filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty, or Carlos Saura. In 2001, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the PWSFTviT in Łódź. He has been connected with the Camerimage Festival from the very beginning. In 1993, he was chair of the Festival jury. A year later, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. His long-time cooperation with Bertolucci and Saura was recognized with the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award in 1997 and 2009, respectively. Vittorio Storaro is by far one of the most award-winning artists of our Festival. He can also brag several special awards. In 1998, he received Special Award from the President of the Polish Film State Institute for Carlos Saura's Tango. In 2000, he was awarded The Golden Camera for the Greatest Artistic Personality among Cinematographers. As the patron and supporter of the Festival, in 2001 he presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Owen Roizman together with Vilmos Zsigmond and Billy Williams. In 2007, the 15th edition of the Festival featured Vitttorio Stroraro's exhibition called Stroraro: Writing with Light. He has also conducted several film workshops here at the Festival. In 2015, together with the director Majid Majidi he received the Outstanding Cinematic Duo Award, for their collaboration in Muhammad: The Messenger of God.
American cinematographer, animator, and performer, born in 1957 in Cincinnati. He remains active in numerous areas of art, participates in exhibitions, and other events devoted to modern art. As cinematographer, he worked on such films as Gabriel Bartalos' Skinned Deep, and the famous Matthew Barney's The Crewmaster cycle. Peter Strietman attended two editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. In 2006, he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition, and Nokia Mobile Movie Competition. A year earlier, he conducted the workshops for students. Matthew Barney's Drawing Restrain 9 with Strietman's camerawork was shown as part of the special screenings in 2005.
Polish producer, born in 1946 in Lublin. Vice-director of TOR Film Studio, member of Polish Filmmaker Association and European Film Academy. She was one of the producers of such films as Senność by Magdalena Piekorz or Rose by Wojciech Smarzowski. As a PR-specialist she has collaborated with producers of Foreign Body and Persona non grata by Krzysztof Zanussi, Julie Walking Home by Agnieszka Holland, Pręgi and Zbliżenia by Magdalena Piekorz or Weiser by Wojciech Marczewski. Irena Strzałkowska has attended two editions of the Camerimage festival so far. In 2014 she was a member of the Student Etudes Competition jury and one of the Talent Demo programme experts.
Polish stage and screen actor, director, and teacher. Born in 1947, in Krakow. Recipient of numerous distinguished awards, including the Golden Lions and the Golden Duck. Winner of film festivals in Venice and Karlovy Vary. He has been the rector of the Academy of the Dramatic Arts (PWST) in Krakow. He obtained the professor's degree in 1994. His body of work encompasses several hundred theatre and film roles. He is renowned for his dubbing performances. He has played in such films as Andrzej Wajda's Without Anesthesia, Feliks Falk's Top Dog, Krzysztof Kieślowski's Camera Buff and Three Colors: White, Juliusz Machulski's Sexmission and Kiler, as well as films he directed: List of Lovers, Tomorrow's Weather, and Big Animal. Jerzy Stuhr attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2007, where he received the Special Lifetime Achievement Award for the Polish Artist. The Festival audience could see his acting and directing achievements. Twists of Fate, a film he has directed, was selected for the Polish Films Competition in 2007. He appeared in such films as Persona Non Grata (Polish Cinema Review, 2005), The Orchestra Conductor, Three Colors: White, The Mother of Kings (Ryszard Kłosiński's retrospective, 2008), and We Have a Pope (European Panorama, 2011).
British cinematographer, born in 1941 in London. He has been working in Britain and the USA. Member of the BSC, and ASC. Since the 1980s, he has collaborated with David Cronenberg, creating such films as Eastern Promises, Crash and Spider. He was also responsible for the visual side of Irvin Kershner's Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!. Peter Suschitzky attended the Camerimage Festival in 2000, where he was a member of the Main Competition jury, as well as the Student Etudes Competition. In 1996, Crash directed by David Cronenberg with Suschitzky's cinematography was selected for the European Panorama.
Hungarian director and scriptwriter, born in 1983 in Budapest. In 1982, his film Mephisto won the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Film. The director has been recognized with distinctions at the film festivals in Venice, Cannes, Berlin, as well as with the European Film Award. He has gained critical acclaim with the trilogy of films: Mephisto, Colonel Redl, and Hanussen. He has also made such films as Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe - Sketches, Nudes, Julia, Sunshine, and Meeting Venus. He works in Hungary and in the US. István Szabó attended two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2006, he received the Special Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity. Julia was featured in special screenings in 2004, and the retrospective review of 2005 presented such films as Mephisto, Colonel Redl, Hanussen, and Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe - Sketches, Nudes.
Polish screen and stage actress, born in 1915 in Kosarzyska. In 2008, she received the Golden Duck award for the best Polish actress of the century. She has also won the Golden Lion and the Eagle awards. Her performance in two of the post-war hits of the Polish cinema: Forbidden Songs and The Treasure, brought her critical acclaim. She has also appeared in such films as People from the Train (directed by Kazimierz Kutz), The Issa Valley (by Tadeusz Konwicki), Devils, Devils and Time to Die (both directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska), One Week from a Man's Life (by Jerzy Stuhr), How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weigh? (by Juliusz Machulski). Her credits also include numerous theatre roles. Died in 2017. Danuta Szaflarska has participated in the Camerimage Festival twice. In 2004, she was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Films with her roles have often been selected for the Main Competition (1998, Nothing; 2007, Time to Die, both directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska) and the Polish Films Competition (Before Twilight, directed by Jacek Bławut).
Discovery Channel manager, responsible for the development of the channel portfolio in Hungary, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. She also held the position of Head of Promotion and Setting at TVP1. She was on the jury of the International Documentary Films Festival “Dignity and Work 2009". Magdalena Szczawińska attended three editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival, and each time - in 2008, 2009, and 2010 - she was on the jury of the Documentary Films Competition.
Polish director, screenwriter, and producer, born in 1973 in Krakow. Graduate of the PWSFTviT (National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre). Winner of the Eagle, Golden Lions, and Golden Duck awards, nominated for awards at Locarno, Sundance, as well as for the European Film Award. Her body of work encompasses documentary films (e.g. the highly acclaimed Silence), and features. She achieved recognition with films such as Happy Man, 33 Scenes from Life, Stranger, and Elles. Małgorzata Szumowska attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, where she was on the jury of the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition. The first time the audience had a chance to see her movies was in 1998, when her Kalesoner was selected for the Student Etudes Competition. Two years later Happy Man was showed as part of the world panorama. At the 18th edition of the Festival, 33 Scenes from Life were featured in the Polish Films Competition, and the Main Competition.
Polish actor, born in 1979 in Łódź. He debuted at the age of 9 in Juliusz Machulski's Kingsajz. After graduating from The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw, he has performed in such productions as Konrad Niewolski's Symmetry, Juliusz Machulski's Vinci, Andrzej Saramanowicz's and Tomasz Konecki's Testosteron, Xawery Żuławski's Snow White and Russian Red, Rafał Lewandowski's The Mole, Jerzy Hoffman's Battle of Warsaw 1920. His leading role in Snow White and Russian Red brought him an Eagle, and Golden Lion awards. Borys Szyc attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009, and 2011, where he was on the jury of Student Etudes Competition. Two films he starred in were featured in the Polish Films Competition - the award-winning Snow White and Russian Red, and The Mole.
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