For more than 25 years, the Camerimage International Film Festival has drawn filmmakers to Poland in celebration of the art and craft of cinematography — and brought this first-timer there in 2017. Here’s a rookie’s view on the ins and outs of this truly unique event.
Story and photos by Danna Kinsky
Co-founded by Marek Zydowicz and Kazimierz Partuki in 1992, this annual gathering of cinematography’s practitioners, students and admirers takes place in picturesque Bydgoszcz, Poland — with the 2018 edition of Camerimage taking place on November 10-17. (See our complete 25th anniversary story from last year right here.)
What follows is a breakdown of some of the things that other first-timers should keep in mind.
Meeting new and interesting people is a prime reason to attend Camerimage. TK.
Last year, shooting for American Cinematographer, I was able to meet and photograph a number of attendees and honorees, including:
Naturally, Camerimage has a wide slate of awards presented during the event — both competitive (features, TV pilots documentaries and music videos) and honorary. A centerpiece is the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award, whcih is year will be presented to Witold Sobocinski, PSC.
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Panels & Seminars
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