A Virgin’s Guide to Camerimage

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

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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.)

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What follows is a breakdown of some of the things that other first-timers should keep in mind.

Edward Lachman, ASC
Edward Lachman, ASC

People

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:

Rachel Morrison, ASC (screening Mudbound)
Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF (screening The Shape of Water)
Ben Davis, BSC (screening Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF (screening First They Killed My Father)
John Toll, ASC (Lifetime Achievement Award honoree)
Steven B. Poster, ASC (juror/speaker)
Toby Oliver, ACS (screening Get Out)
George Joblove (speaker)
Rachel Morrison ASC (festival juror; screened her Oscar-nominated film Mudbound); Nina Badoux (who won the Golden Frog for the documentary Radio Kobani); Maria von Hausswolff (who won Best Cinematography Debut for the feature Winter Brothers); Vanentina Valenitni; also Catherine Goldshmidt; Adrienne Levy.
Rachel Morrison ASC (festival juror; screened her Oscar-nominated film Mudbound); Nina Badoux (who won the Golden Frog for the documentary Radio Kobani); Maria von Hausswolff (who won Best Cinematography Debut for the feature Winter Brothers); Vanentina Valenitni; also Catherine Goldshmidt; Adrienne Levy.
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Parties

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David Lynch is interviewed in connection with TK.
David Lynch is interviewed in connection with TK.

Awards

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.

These presentations are generally held at the TK and entrance is TK. 

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Panels & Seminars

TK, Info here.

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