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The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage
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Camerimage 2019, Jordanki Cultural Centre, (Toruń)
LocationFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Artistic director Marek Żydowicz

The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage (Polish : Międzynarodowy Festiwal Sztuki Autorów Zdjęć Filmowych Camerimage) is a festival dedicated to the celebration of cinematography and recognition of its creators, cinematographers. The first seven events (1993–1999) were held in Toruń, Poland. The next ten events (2000–2009) were held in Łódź. Since 2010, the festival has taken place in Bydgoszcz. In 2007, the name of the festival was changed from Camerimage to Plus Camerimage but was changed back in 2013 after the sponsorship deal with Plus ended. At the end of November every year, Camerimage brings together professional cinematographers, students and other people associated with the film industry. The Camerimage festival spans over a course of one week, with multiple events at one time. [1]


The festival has hosted many prominent actors, actresses and filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Keanu Reeves, Roman Polański, Darren Aronofsky, Alfonso Cuarón, Emir Kusturica, Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee, István Szabó, Andrzej Wajda, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Ralph Fiennes, Ed Harris, Charlize Theron, Oliver Stone, Agnieszka Holland, Rutger Hauer, Liam Neeson, Isabelle Huppert, Jeremy Irons, Peter Weir, Krzysztof Kieślowski, James Ivory, Danny DeVito, Irène Jacob, Jim Jarmusch, Roland Joffé, Aki Kaurismäki, Val Kilmer, Nastassja Kinski, Andrei Konchalovsky, Jiří Menzel, Volker Schlöndorff, Viggo Mortensen, Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Paweł Pawlikowski, Peter Greenaway, Tom Tykwer, Robert Richardson, Alan Rickman and John Malkovich. [2] [3] [4]


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27th Edition of Camerimage Festival, Toruń, 2019
Main Competition [5] [6]
Student Etudes Competition (Konkurs etiud studenckich)
Documentary Films Competition
Feature Debuts Competition
Music Videos Competition
3D Films Competition [7]
Polish Films Competition
Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award
Cinematographer - Director Duo Award

Main competition

Golden Frog winners

"†" indicates an Academy Award-nominated movie for Best Cinematography.

YearFilmOriginal titleCinematographer(s)Ref
1993 The Piano Stuart Dryburgh
1994 Woyzeck (shared)Tibor Máthé
Crows (shared)Wrony Arthur Reinhart
1995The Seventh RoomA hetedik szoba Piotr Sobociński
1996 Secrets & Lies Dick Pope
1997 Character Karakter Rogier Stoffers
1998 Central Station Central do Brasil Walter Carvalho
1999 Elizabeth Remi Adefarasin
2000 Amores perros Rodrigo Prieto
2001 The King is Dancing Le Roi danseGérard Simon
2002 Edi (shared) Krzysztof Ptak
Road to Perdition (shared) † Conrad Hall
2003 City of God Cidade de Deus César Charlone
2004 Vera Drake Dick Pope
2005 Fateless Sorstalanság Gyula Pados
2006 Pan's Labyrinth El laberinto del fauno Guillermo Navarro
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Le scaphandre et le papillon Janusz Kamiński
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Anthony Dod Mantle
2009 Lebanon לבנוןGiora Bejach
2010VeniceWenecja Arthur Reinhart
2011 In Darkness W ciemnościJolanta Dylewska
2012 War Witch RebelleNicolas Bolduc
2013 Ida Łukasz Żal
Ryszard Lenczewski
2014 Leviathan Левиафан Mikhail Krichman
2015 Carol Edward Lachman
2016 Lion Greig Fraser
2017 On Body and Soul Testről és lélekrőlMáté Herbai
2018 The Fortress NamhansanseongJi Yong Kim
2019 Joker Lawrence Sher
2020 Nomadland Joshua James Richards

Additional festival events

Academy Awards

Since 2013, short documentary films awarded the Golden Frog during Camerimage festival are granted consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Academy Awards without having to meet the standard theatrical run requirement. To meet all requirements, the running time limit of selected short documentary was decreased from 60 to 40 minutes. This way requirements for short documentary films selected at both Camerimage festival and the Academy Awards are the same. [19]

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