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The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage
Location

 Poland

Founded 1993
Awards Golden/ Silver/ Bronze Frog
www.camerimage.pl/?lang=en

The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage is the biggest festival dedicated to cinematography and 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 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 main awards are:

  • Golden, Silver and Bronze Frog for best cinematography (main competition)
  • Golden, Silver and Bronze Tadpole for best student work (Student Etudes/Films Competition)
  • an award for best music video
  • an award for best cinematography in a music video
  • Golden Frog Award for best short documentary film
  • Golden Frog Award for best documentary feature film
  • Golden Frog Award for best Polish film

The festival also includes:

  • Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award
  • other competitions and awards
  • Student Panorama: screenings of student films which did not make it into the main competition
  • Camerimage Forum: a seminar devoted to authorship rights and working conditions of cinematographers
  • special screenings and premieres, reviews, retrospectives, meetings, seminars, and workshops led by well known filmmakers
  • equipment showcases
  • various exhibitions and live music performances

The Camerimage festival spans over a course of one week, with multiple events at one time.

Oscar nominations[edit]

Since 2013, short documentary films awarded with 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. This makes Camerimage one of festivals opening an easier way to The Oscars.

To meet all requirements, length of displayed documentary films had to be decreased from 60 to 40 minutes. This way requirements for documentary films displayed at both Camerimage festival and the Academy Awards are the same.

Golden Frog winners[edit]

Main competition[edit]

Year Film Original title Cinematographer(s)
1993 The Piano N/A Stuart Dryburgh
1994 Woyzeck (shared) N/A Tibor Máthé
Crows (shared) Wrony Arthur Reinhart
1995 The Seventh Room A hetedik szoba Piotr Sobociński
1996 Secrets & Lies N/A Dick Pope
1997 Character Karakter Rogier Stoffers
1998 Central Station Central do Brasil Walter Carvalho
1999 Elizabeth N/A Remi Adefarasin
2000 Amores Perros Amores perros Rodrigo Prieto
2001 The King Is Dancing Le Roi danse Gérard Simon
2002 Edi (shared) N/A Krzysztof Ptak
Road to Perdition (shared) N/A Conrad Hall
2003 City of God Cidade de Deus César Charlone
2004 Vera Drake N/A 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 N/A Anthony Dod Mantle
2009 Lebanon לבנון Giora Bejach
2010 Venice Wenecja Arthur Reinhart
2011 In Darkness W ciemności Jolanta Dylewska
2012 War Witch Rebelle Nicolas Bolduc
2013 Ida N/A Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
2014 Leviathan Левиафан Mikhail Krichman

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