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South African actress born in 1975, in Benoni. In 2004, she won an Oscar for her role in Monster, a film directed by Patty Jenkins. Two years later, she was nominated for the Academy Award for her performance in Niki Caro's North Country. Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and the Golden Globe. Her credits include several dozen films, such as The Devil's Advocate (by Taylor Hackford), The Astronaut's Wife (by Randy Ravich), The Cider House Rules (by Lasse Hallström), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (by Woody Allen), and Prometheus (by Ridley Scott). Charlize Theron attended the Camerimage Festival in 2004. She received the Krzysztof Kieślowski Award that year. The Festival audience could admire her talent during special screenings of such films as Celebrity (1998), and In the Valley of Elah (2007).
American screen and stage actor, born in 1971 in Washington. He began his career working on Broadway, he has also appeared in several TV series. His debut in film was I Shot Andy Warhol by Mary Harron. He has also appeared in such films as The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy by Greg Berlanti, American Psycho by Mary Harron, Zoolander by Ben Stiller or Duplex by Danny De Vito. However, his most recognizable role was Adam Kesher in David Lynch`s Mulholland Drive. Lynch`s and Theourx collaboration continued in 2006, while making Inland Empire. Justin Theroux attended the Festival in 2006, where Inland Empire was presented as a special screening. The same film, as well as Mulholland Drive, could be seen as part of David Lynch`s retrospective in 2012. In the year 2000 Mary Harron`s American Psycho with Justin Theroux was selected to the Main Competition.
British film producer, born in 1949 in London. His long-term collaboration with Bernardo Bertolucci earned him the Academy Award and the BAFTA award for The Last Emperor in 1988. He has worked with many prominent filmmakers, such as David Cronenberg (Naked Lunch, Crash), Bob Rafelson (Blood and Wine), Jerzy Skolimowski (Essential Killing), and Wim Wenders (Palermo Shooting, Pina). He won the European Film Award for Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema in 2006. He has attended three editions of the Plus Camerimage Festival. In 2008, he was recognized with the Special Award for the Producer of Visually Outstanding Films. The films he has produced have been selected for the Main Competition: Stealing Beauty (1996) and The Brave (1997).
British documentary filmmaker. His feature length documentary film Mugabe and the White African was nominated for BAFTA's Carl Foreman Award for The Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his first film. He attended the 18th edition of the Plus Camerimage Festival, during which he was distinguished with the Discovery Networks Central Europe Award for Mugabe and the White African.
British cinematographer, born in 1929 in London. Member of the BSC. In 1981, he was nominated for the Academy Award for his work on John Boorman's Excalibur. He collaborated with such filmmakers as Michael Cimino (Year of the Dragon, The Sicilian), and Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet). He died in 2007. Alex Thomson attended the Camerimage Festival twice. In 2000, he was one of the jurors of the Main Competition and of the Student Etudes Competition. That year Michael Cimino's The Sicilian featuring his cinematography was screened at the Festival. In 1997, he was nominated for the Golden Frog award for his work on Hamlet.
Media director and vice president of Barrandov Studios. Tichy worked as director, cinematographer, and production manager on documentary films, television programs, and music videos. He was a journalist, and news presenter at Czech TV Prima. Winner of Macromedia Award for Best Achievement in Digital Media, and Best Animation Award at Ipswich Festival. Petr Tichy attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011, where he was on the jury of the Directors' Debut Competition.
American music videos director, born in 1988. He received many international awards for his works, for example several MTV Music Videos Awards in different categories. He has worked with such artist as Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Enrique Iglesias, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and Usher Colin Tilley was a Camerimage Festival guest in 2015, where he won the Best Music Video Award for Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”.
Polish director, screenwriter, producer, and poet, born in 1946 in Warsaw. Graduate of PWSFTviT in Łódź. Lecturer at Warsaw University, Kardynał Stefan Wyszyński University, and Warsaw Film School. Long-time employee of Polish Television, where he was, among other positions, Chief of Documentary Films Department at TVP1. His body of work includes more than 30 TV films and documentaries. In 1993, he won a nomination for the Golden Lion Award for Room for rent... Andrzej Titkow attended two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2005, he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. His documentary film Sztuka błądzenia (Art of Wandering) was shown as part of special screenings in 1999.
Polish marketing specialist and expert on building strong brands. Founder of branding agency MIDEA and author of two bestsellers „Brand Nooks” and „Gamification”. He cooperates with such renowned Polish brands as Allegro, Agora or Brief magazine. He is also a marketing and branding trainer. Paweł Tkaczyk attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. He was among the jurors of the Advertising Spots Competition.
American cinematographer, born in 1952 in Cleveland. Member of the ASC. Winner of two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, for Mel Gibson's Braveheart, and Edward Zwick's Legends of the Fall. He has also been nominated for the Academy Award for his work on Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line. He has been responsible for the cinematography of such films as Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown, and The Last Samurai. John Toll has attended the Camerimage Festival three times. During his first visit he was on the Main Competition jury, and in 2015 he chaired the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. In 2016 he was among the jurors of the First Look - TV Pilots Competition. Films with his cinematography have been nominated to the Golden Frog award twice: in 1995 (Legends of the Fall), and in 1996 (Braveheart). The first edition of the First Look: TV Pilots Competition in 2015 featured Sense8: Limbic Resonance with his cinematography.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1969 in Koszalin. Graduate of the Faculty of Cinematography at the National Film School in Łódź. He shot a number of Polish films, including "Keep Away from the Window" by Jan Jakub Kolski, "Silence" by Michal Rosa, " Kariera Nikosia Dyzmy" by Jacek Bromski, "Symmetry" by Konrad Niewolski, "Jasne błękitne okna" by Bogusław Linda, "Daas" by Adrian Panek, "Obława" by Marcin Krzyształowicz and "The Girl from the Wardrobe" by Bodo Kox. Winner of two Golden Lions - for cinematography in Michał Kwieciński's "Statyści" and "Keep Away from the Window". Recipient of the Polish Film Award Eagle and the award of Polish Society of Cinematographers for his camera work in "Obława". Arkadiusz Tomiak was a guest of several editions of the Camerimage festival. Three times nominated for the Golden Frog with "Obława", "Keep Away from the Window" and "Palimpsest" screened in the Main Competition. Several films he shot have also participated in the Polish Films Competition. In 2013, together with director Bodo Kox, he received the main prize in this section for "The Girl from the Wardrobe".
Polish journalist, television presenter, and hostess, born in 1959 in Pszczyna. Graduate of The Theatre Studies Department at The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy. She debuted as hostess at Sopot Festival. She created TVP2 program "Kocham Kino" (I Love Cinema), and hold the position of artistic director of Two Shores Film Festival in Kazimierz Dolny. She interviewed many celebrities from the world of art and culture. Member of FIPRESCI. Winner of Wiktor, and Telekamery Awards. A long-time friend of Camerimage. Since 2001, she has been the Festival's host, and interviewed its guests.
American cinematographer, born in 1964 in New York. Member of ASC and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He gained international acclaim thanks to Ron Howard’s films: “The Da Vinci Code”, “Angels and Demons”, “Cinderella Man”, “The Missing”, “The Dilemma” and “Frost/Nixon”. Salvatore Totino attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the Main Competition jury and Baltasar Kormákur’ Everest with Totino’s cinematography was screened as a part of 3D films Competition.
German cinematographer, born in 1930 in Hamburg. He has worked on several dozen feature films, including Lee H. Katzin's Salzburg Connection, and Rudolf Noelte's The Castle. He has also worked on numerous German television programmes. He is a member and the honorary president of the German Society of Cinematographers. Wolfgang Treu has attended seven editions of the Festival. In 2000, he served on the Main Competition, and Student Etudes Competition juries. At the 20th edition he served on the jury of the Polish Films Competition.
French director and stereographer. She filmed the first French 3D feature film Behind the Walls, which made her the first female feature film stereographer. She has made numerous 3D live broadcasts, has written two books about 3D filmmaking and is a frequent speaker at conferences. She has also written, produced and directed several short films that were recognized on numerous international festivals. Apart from ENS Louis Lumiere film school she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics. Celine Tricart attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. She was a member of the 3D Films Competition jury.
Russian cinematographer, born in 1961 in Moscow. Best know for his collaboration with the director Timur Bekmambetow, which whom he worked in such films as “Night Watch" and “Day Watch". He was also responsible for the cinematography in Mongol by Sergey Bodrov or August Eight by Dzhanik Fayziev. His credit includes also many music videos and commercials. Sergey Trofimov attended the Camerimage festival in 2013 and 2014. During his first visit he was member of the Student Etudes Competition Jury, and the year later he evaluated films in Cinematographers' Debut Competition.
American sound and image editor. His credits as sound editor include Bob Fosse's All That Jazz, Warren Beatty's Reds, or John McTernans' Predator. Tronick edited a number of films by Tony Scott (Days of Thunder, Revenge, True Romance), Martin Brest (Scent of a Woman, Joe Black, Midnight Run), or Doug Liman (Mr and Mrs Smith). He was nominated for the Eddie Award, granted by the American Cinema Editors society, for his work Scent of a Woman and Hairspray. Michael Tronick has attended the Festival three times. In 2005, he was on the jury of the Student Etudes Competition. At the 11th and 13th edition of the Festival, Tronick conducted seminars, and workshops for students. In 2015 ha was a jury member of the Cinematographers' Debut Competition and a Talent Demo expert. That year The 33 - the film he has worked on as an editor - was presented in the Main Competiton.
Canadian cinematographer, born in 1966 in Quebec. He debuted in the beginning of the 90s and he has been working as a cinematographer in short, feature and TV films since then. His credits include such films as Whitewash by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, Incendies and Maelström by Denis Villeneuve or Tom at the Farm by Xavier Dolan. He has also been working on the set of Dolan’s 2014 film Mom. André Turpin attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. That year he received the Bronze Frog for his cinematography in Mom. In 2013, the European Panorama cycle featured Tom at the Farm by Xavier Dolan with Turpin’s cinematography.
American actor, director, screenwriter and producer of Italian origin, born in 1957 in New York. His screen debut was Martin Scorsese`s film Raging Bull. He has also appeared in films by such directors as Spike Lee (Mo Better Blues), William Fredkin (To Live and Die in L.A.), Joel and Ethan Coen (Barton Fink, Big Lebowski), Woody Allen (Hannah and Her Sisters), Robert Redford (Quiz Show) or Tony Scott (The Taking of Pelham 123). He works also as a director - his directorial credit includes Mac, Illuminata, Romance&Cigarettes, Passione or Fading Gigolo. For his first film Mac he was awarded at Cannes IFF, he is also a winner of several other awards and nominations. John Turturro attended the Camerimage festival in 2013, where he received Special Camerimage Award for Actor-Director. He also took part in the special screening of his film Fading Gigolo.
Danish cinematographer, born in 1977 in Copenhagen. He has worked with Anders Morgenthaler (Echo, Princess), Eric Mendelsohn (3 Backyards), and Mike Mills (Beginners). His credits also include television series, documentary films, and commercials. He has photographed numerous music videos, for such artists as Mew, Will Young, Fever Ray, and James Blake. Kasper Tuxen Andersen attended the Camerimage Festival in 2008. He won the Music Videos Competition for cinematography in Dave Gahan's Kingdom. In 2011, James Blake's Limit to Your Love with his cinematography was selected for the same competition, and in 2014 his cinematography was presented in two music videos - The Golden Age by Woodkid and Ghost of a Smile by Peder.
German director and scriptwriter born in 1965, in Wuppertal. Nominated for Best Director awards at film festivals in Venice, Berlin, and Locarno, as well as for the European Film Award. He has gained critical acclaim with such productions as Run Lola Run, 3, Heaven, Perfume: The Story of the Murderer, and The International. He has also been the producer and composer of many of his films. Tom Tykwer attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006. That year, he received the Cinematographer-Director Duo award for his collaboration with Frank Griebe. Their films have often been featured in the Main Competition: Run Lola Run (1998), The Princess and the Warrior (2000), and 3 (2011). At the 14th Camerimage Festival he conducted student workshops. In 2010, he agreed to make excerpts of his book Das fliegende Auge available to authors of the album on Michael Ballhaus.
American cinematographer, born in Sea Level, North Carolina. Member of ASC. Recognized with Kodak Vision Award for achievement in IMAX technology. He began his career working on sports coverage for American television networks. His credits as a DoP include “That Evening Sun" by Scott Teems, “Swimmers" by Doug Sadler or “Ride Around the World" by Harry Lynch. He has also worked on documentary films, such as “Alaska: Spirit of the Wild" by George Casey or “Wired to Win" by Bayley Silleck. Rodney Taylor attended the Plus Camerimage festival in 2012. He was member of the Cinematographer`s Debut Competition.
British cinematographer born in 1924, in London. He worked with such directors as Richard Attenborough and Dario Argento. In 1983, he received the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Richard Attenborough's Ghandi. In 1995, at the 3rd Camerimage Festival, Ronnie Taylor was member of the Main Competition jury.
Austrian cinematographer, born in 1958 in Kärnten. Long-time cooperator of the director Michael Glawogger, which whom he has been working on such films as “Workingman`s Death" or “Whores` Glory". His credits includes also Ulrich Seidl`s “Import/Export" and “Paradise: Love". His is the lecturer in the Film and Television Faculty at Vienna Film Academy. Wolfgang Thaler has attended the Camerimage festival three times already. In 2012 and 2016 he was member of the Short Documentary Films Competition jury. That year his cinematography in “Whores` Glory" was selected for the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition and his work in “Paradise: Love" was presented in European Panorama. In 2010 the festival audience had a chance to see his shooting in “Import/Export" as part of German Cinema Review, and the year before “Workingman`s Death" was presented in Austrian Cinema Review. In 2014 he took part in the screenings of two fims with his cinematography - Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar (Directors' Debut Competition) and Cathedrals of Culture. Halden Prison by Michael Madsen (3D Films Competition).
Danish cinematographer. In 2009 he graduated from National Film School of Denmark. He works on documentaries, commercials and music videos. His debut as a DoP in feature film was When Animals Dream by Jonas Alexander Arnby. Niels Thastum has attended three editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 2010 he took part in the screening of Andreas Koefoed’s competition documentary film Albert’s Winter, and the next year he presented to the audience his cinematography in Camilla Magid’s From Palestine with Love (Documentary Short Films Competition). In 2014 he was awarded with the Grand Prix of the Cinematographers Debut Competition for his work on When Animals Dream by Jonas Alexander Arnby.