For the last 4 years Camerimage takes place in Bydgoszcz a city 300 kilometers north of Warsaw the Polish capital. 24 years ago Camerimage started in the city of Torún. It had a in Lödz for a few years and now lately has been setting foot in Bydgoszcz. Despite the changes Camerimage didn't lose its potential. It has been growing year by year in the number of attendees and the number of events. During the 8 days of the festival hundreds of screenings take place apart from the main competition. The students shorts from all over the world, special screenings like the Cinema Review dedicated this year to the Norwegian Cinema.
Apart from screenings the festival has a small micro salon in the corridors of the theatre with great presentation of film equipment from cameras, lenses, lights, filters etc etc. Many of our sponsors will be present at the occasion.
The great number of seminars, workshops taking place all over town. IMAGO is present with its « FORUM on diversity in Cinematography » a panel discussion on women cinematographers emerging in the industry breaking the solo man's ruling period. http://www.imago.org/index.php/news/item/568-forum-on-diversity.html plus another panel discussion about International cooperation between cinematographers will also take place having ASC and IMAGO side by side. http://www.imago.org/index.php/news/item/570-the-importance-of-international-collaboration.html
Camerimage will remember Haskell Wexler and Vilmos Zsigmond, both passed away recently both had a great influence in cinematography history are no longer with us. Camerimage reminds as this «two universally acclaimed masters of light and frame».
Jay Rosenblatt, this year's laureate of Camerimage Award for Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Filmmaking and the Martin Scorsese' cinematographer for Raging Bull and Taxi Driver Michael Chapman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In the competition sections we have the documentary features the shorts categories, the polish film competition, the student's competition and the main competition which counts with 13 titles this year listed below.
In camerimage is the place where once a year you get more cinematographers together in a square foot than anywhere else in the world and the spirit of Camerimage has been following since the early days of Torún. It is only in Camerimage, the only in the world that every time the name of the cinematographer appears on screen the audience vividly claps. Camerimage is always a great experience worth living.
Afterimage: Cinematographer: Paweł Edelman: Poland
Arrival: Cinematographer: Bradford Young: USA
Blood and Glory: Cinematographer: Adam Bentel : South Africa
Hacksaw Ridge: Cinematographer: Simon Duggan: Australia /USA
Lion: Cinematographer: Greig Fraser: Australia, USA, UK
Marie Curie: Cinematographer: Michał Englert: Poland, Germany, France
A Monster Calls: Cinematographer: Óscar Faura: Spain, USA
Moonlight: Cinematographer: James Laxton: USA
Oscuro Animal: Cinematographer: Fernando Lockett: Greece, Argentina, Netherlands, Colombia, Germany
Past Life: Cinematographer: Michel Abramowicz AFC: Israel
Remember: Cinematographer: Paul Sarossy: Canada, Germany
Snowden: Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle BSC, ASC, DFF: USA, Germany
Tanna: Cinematographer: Bentley Dean: Vanuatu, Australia
More details and synopsis - http://www.camerimage.pl/en/Camerimage-2016-Main-Competition-Line-Up-1.html
Full program http://www.camerimage.pl/en/Full-Camerimage-2016-Schedule-Announced.html
Documentary Competition: http://www.camerimage.pl/en/Documentary-Features-Competition-2016-Line-Up.html