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Born in 1926 in Suwałki. Polish film, and theatre director, screenwriter, recipient of the Grand Cross Polonia Restituta, Order of the White Eagle, member of the prestigious French Académie des Beaux-Arts. Graduated from Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, and PWSFTViT. Laid the foundations for the Polish Film School with such works as Sewer or Ashes and Diamond. His body of work includes such productions as The Birch Wood, The Promised Land, Man of Marble, Without Anesthesia, Young Girls of Wilko, The Conductor, The Possessed, Man of Iron, Danton, Korczak, Holy Week, Sweet Rush, Katyń. Recipient of an Academy Award and Golden Lion for lifetime achievement. Winner of Palme d'Or, BAFTA Award, Eagle, Silver Bear, César Award, Golden Lion, Japanese Kyoto Award, European Film Award, and numerous other nominations, and distinctions. He was granted many honorary doctorates from Polish and foreign schools, including PWSFTViT, Jagiellonian University, Warsaw University, University of Lyon, University of Bologna. Died in 2016. Andrzej Wajda attended four editions of the Festival. His works were presented many times at special screenings, as well as during Edward Kłosiński's retrospective. He was distinguished with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Polish Director, and an Honorary Award for Director - Cinematographer Duo (with Witold Sobociński). During the 2011 edition of the Festival, Wajda Film School was celebrating its 10th anniversary. On that occasion, two exhibitions were organized: film posters exhibition, and “Andrzej Wajda - Drawings". Moreover, the Festival audience could take part in masters' lectures delivered by Polish, and foreign filmmakers.
British editor, born in 1955 in Manchester. He began his career by working for BBC, gradually becoming a reputable artist both in United Kingdom and Hollywood. Member of the American Cinema Editors (ACE). Winner of an Oscar for his work in Chicago by Rob Marshall, for the same film he was also awarded with BAFTA and Eddie Award, presented by ACE. He was also responsible for editing such films as V for Vendetta by James McTeigue, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time by Mike Newell, Bridget Jones Diary by Sharon Maguire or Iris by Richard Eyre. Martin Walsh attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. That year he was presented with the Award to Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. He was also member of the Student Etudes Competition jury and one of the Talent Demo experts.
British cinematographer, born in 1941 in Haverfordwest. Member of the BSC. After working for the BBC for a number of years, he began a freelance career in 1992. He has been behind the cinematography of such films as One of the Hollywood Ten (directed by Karl Francis), Real Women (directed by Phillip Davis), and Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (directed by Charles Palmer). Vice-president of the BSC, and president of IMAGO. Nigel Walters has attended the Festival eleven times so far. In 2008, he was member of the Main Competition jury. He participated in Camerimage Forum discussion panels organized at the 14th and 15th editions of the Festival. In 2015 he was among the jurors of the Documentary Short Films Competition.
British cinematographer, born in 1925 in Margate. Winner of the Academy Award and BAFTA award for his work on Sydney Pollack's Out of Africa. He was nominated for an Oscar seven more times. His credits include such films as Tea With Mussolini and Hamlet (directed by Franco Zeffirelli), Night Falls on Manhattan (by Sidney Lumet), Yentl (by Barbara Streisand), Chariots of Fire (by Hugh Hudson), and Catch 22 (by Mike Nichols). Died in 2008. David Watkin attended the Camerimage Festival twice. In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. That year a retrospective review of his work was organized. In 1999, special screenings featured Tea With Mussolini. At the 12th and 13th editions of the Festival he conducted student workshops.
German director, scriptwriter, and producer. Born in 1945 in Düsseldorf. A two-time Oscar nominee for his films Buena Vista Social Club and Pina. He has been recognized at the film festivals in Cannes, Venice, and Berlin, and nominated for the BAFTA award, as well as the European Film Award. Best known for such films as The Sky Over Berlin, Paris, Texas, Faraway, So Close!, Lisbon Story, Million Dollar Hotel, and Lumière and Company. He has worked in the USA, collaborating with Francis Ford Coppola and others. His body of work encompasses several dozen films. Wim Wenders attended the Camerimage Festival in 2006. He accepted the Special Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity, which he won in 2000. At the 14th Camerimage Festival opening ceremony, he presented cinematographer Robby Müller with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Müller's retrospective review featured two films directed by Wenders: Alice in the Cities and The American Friend. The festival audience has had many chances to get acquainted with his work. In 1994, Faraway, So Close! was selected for the Main Competition, and in 2000, it was Million Dollar Hotel. The European Cinema Panorama presented Don't Come Knocking (2005), and Pina (2011). In 2014 his film Cathedrals of Culture. The Berlin Philharmonic was screened in the 3D Films Competition.
Australian director and scriptwriter, born in 1944 in Sydney. He has been nominated for the Best Director Academy Award four times, and once for the Best Scriptwriter. Winner of the BAFTA, European Film Academy award, and César award. His films competed at such prestigious film festivals as those in Berlin, Cannes, or Venice. His credits include several dozen films, including Picnic at Hanging Rock, Dead Poets Society, Green Card, and The Truman Show. Peter Weir has participated in two editions of the Camerimage Festival. In 1994, he received the Special Award for Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity, which he claimed in 1999. In 2003, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, was selected for the Main Competition. That year Weir won the Cinematographer-Director Duo award, for his collaboration with Russel Boyd. The audience of the 7th Camerimage Festival's special screenings could see his film The Year of Living Dangerously.
One of the most eminent American cinematographers born in 1926, in Chicago. A two-time Oscar winner, for cinematography on Mike Nichols' Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1967) and Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory (1977). He won critical acclaim for Medium Cool of 1969, considered an outstanding specimen of politically involved cinema. Wexler was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Died in 2015. Haskell Wexler attended the Festival four times. In 1996, he was member of the Main Competition jury. The same year he received a Golden Frog Lifetime Achievement Award, and ran workshops for students. Who needs sleep?, a documentary film which he directed, was featured in the special screenings at the 14th Camerimage Festival. In 2011, Wexler was chairman of the Short Documentary Films Competition jury. His cinematography for Joan Syles' The Secret of Roan Inish was entered into the Main Competition in 1995. Special screenings included In the Heat of the Night (1999), and Who Needs Sleep? (2006) with his cinematography.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1962 in Rybnik. Graduated from PWSFTviT in Łódź. His camerawork for Gunnar Vikene's Vegas brought him a nomination for the Norwegian Amanda film award. Hi works mainly in Sweden. His body of work encompasses such films as Ella Lemhagen's Patrik, age 1.5, Jens Assur's The Last Dog in Rwanda, and Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys, or Birgitte Staermose's Out of love. He also directed the short Vis a vis. In 1997, Marek Wieser won a Golden Tadpole for his cinematography in the etude Liver and Potatoes (dir. Song Il Gon).
French director and screenwriter, born in 1976 in Paris. Graduate of the screenwriting department at the prestigious Femis film school. She has directed several award-winning shorts, including Kitchen, which screened in competition at Cannes, and Magic Paris, awarded with the Grand Prix at the Cabourg Festival. Her feature debut was Augustine, 2012. For her film Augustine Alice Winocour was awarded with the Best Director`s Debut Award at the 21st edition of the Camerimage Festival.
American Cinematographer. His work includes short films and commercials, as well as a feature film “Liks” (directed by Jonathan Singer-Vine). He made several successful music videos for such artists as Ed Sheeran, 30 Seconds To Mars or Kendrick Lamar. In 2011, together with Benoit Debie, Daniel Carberry and Jared Leto was nominated to MTV Music Video Award for “Hurricane”. Rob Witt was a guest of the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He received an award for the Best Cinematography in a Music Video for his work in Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”.
Polish producer. He supervised the production of such films as Jérôme Dassier's Limousine, and Aaron Schneider's Get Low. Currently, he is working on several productions in USA. Konrad Wojterkowski attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009, and 2011. At the 19th edition of the Festival, he was an expert in Talent Demo.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1958 in Toruń. Graduate of the PWSTviT (Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School) in Łódź. Member of the PSC. He has been nominated for the Polish Film Awards - Eagles, and Golden Duck awards. He has worked on such films as Jan Kidawa-Błoński's Little Rose, Teresa Kotlarczyk's The Primate, and Olaf Lubaszenko's Sztos. He has also worked on numerous Polish television series, including Wojciech Wójcik's three-part mini-series Ekstradycja. Piotr Wojtowicz has attended twelve editions of the Festival. In 2002, he was a member of the Main Competition, and the Student Etudes Competition juries. He was a juror of the latter again, in 2005. In 2000, The Primate, a film directed by Teresa Kotlarczyk with his cinematography, competed for the Golden Frog award. In 1999, the audience of the World Panorama cycle could admire his work in Daughters of Luck, directed by Marta Meszaros. At the 18th Plus Camerimage Festival, in 2010, Jan Kidawa-Błoński's Little Rose with cinematography by Wojtowicz, won the Polish Films Competition.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1956 in Warsaw. It was his cinematographic work on all parts of the Gore Verbinsky's blockbuster series Pirates of the Carribean that won him recognition. The list of his collaborators also includes Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland). The numerous music videos he photographed include Aerosmith's Jamie's Got a Gun, Eminem's Stan, or Suzanne Vega's Luka. Wolski was nominated for the Cinematographers of American Society of Cinematographers Award for his work on Crimson Tide. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which awards Oscars. He attended the 2009 edition of the Camerimage Festival. At the 17th edition of the Festival, he was distinguished with the Special Award to the Polish Cinematographer for Immense Contribution to the Art of Film. The 2015s edition of the 3D Films Competition featured two films with his cinematography - The Martian by Ridley Scott and The Walk by Robert Zemeckis.
Polish director, and cinematographer, born in 1977 in Gdynia. Directed such documentaries as Hospital, Szczęściarze, Pomału, H2O, and Doctors. The documentary film Palace won the Canon Cinematography award at Planet Doc Festival for Best Cinematography, and was nominated for the Millenium Award in the Main Competition. Moreover, he won accolades at the New Horizons International Film Festival in the Documentary and Animated Films Competition, New Polish Films Competition, and Short Documentary Films Competition. Hospital received three awards at the Krakow Film Festival. He attended Plus Camerimage in 2011. The audience had a chance to see his works at the 16th edition of the Festival during a screening of documentary films, organized by the A To Polska Właśnie (This Is Poland) section. In 2011, Wolski received the Golden Frog award in the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition for Doctors.
Polish cinematographer, director, and producer. Born in 1938 in Łódź. Worked for the Se-Ma-For animation studio, and in Łódź television center, co-creating the 3 TVP channel. Graduate of the Cinematography Department of the PWSFTviT (Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School) in Łódź. Since the 1960s, also its lecturer. In 1991, he became a full professor. He has been the dean of the Cinematography Department twice. He was rector of the PWSFTviT in Łódź in years 2002-2008. Professor Jerzy Woźniak has participated in seven editions of the Festival. In 2004, he was one of the Main Competition jurors.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1979 in Siemanowice Śląskie. He graduated from University of Silesia's Faculty of Radio and Television. His accolades include Śląskie Voivodeship Marshal's Award for young creators (2008), and an award for best cinematography in Kuba Czekaj's Twist and Blood at Polish Films Festival in New York in 2012. His body of work encompasses shorts, documentary films, and commercials. In 2012, he photographed Marcin Dudziak's feature Zimorodek. He attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2007. His camerawork for Kuba Czekaj's Beyond the Horizon won him a Golden Tadpole.
Polish cinematographer, born in 1930 in Nowy Sącz. One of the founders of the Polish Film School. Graduate and lecturer of the PWSFTviT in Łódź, he also teaches at University of Silesia`s Faculty of Radio and Television. His cinematographic output includes Ashes and Diamonds by Andrzej Wajda, Mother Joan of the Angels and Pharaoh by Jerzy Kawalerowicz or The Deluge by Jerzy Hoffman. His credits as a director and screenwriter include The Gateway to Europe among others. Jerzy Wójcik has attended seven editions of the Plus Camerimage festival. He sat the Main Competition jury twice - in 1994 and 1995. His film The Gateway to Europe was selected to the Main Competition in 1999. His cinematography in such films as Nobody` Calling or Sampson could be seen as part of the retrospective screenings.
Polish film and TV director, screenwriter and producer, born in 1973 in Tarnów. Graduate of the film studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow as well as the Direction faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice. His student etudes were awarded at several international festivals, and his feature debut My Flesh, My Blood was screened at the IFF in Rome. His next feature, The Christening won him the Silver Lion at the Polish Films Festival in Gdynia. Died in 2015. Marcin Wrona has attended two editions of the Camerimage Festival so far. In 2014 he was among the jurors of the Student Etudes Competition. His film The Christening was featured in the Polish Films Competition in 2010, and the same competition featured his Demon in 2015.