The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography 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.
- Golden Frog
- Silver Frog
- Bronze Frog
- Student Etudes Competition
- Golden Tadpole
- Silver Tadpole
- Bronze Tadpole
- Documentary Films Competition
- Documentary Features Competition
- Documentary Shorts Competition
- Feature Debuts Competition
- Cinematographers' Debuts Competition
- Directors' Debuts Competition
- Music Videos Competition
- Best Cinematography in Music Video
- Best Music Video
- Polish Films Competition
- 3D Films Competition
- Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award
Golden Frog winners
|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|
|1998||Central Station||Central do Brasil||Walter Carvalho|
|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|
|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|
|2011||In Darkness||W ciemności||Jolanta Dylewska|
|2012||War Witch||Rebelle||Nicolas Bolduc|
|2013||Ida||N/A||Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski|
Additional festival events
- Camerimage Market
- Camerimage Forum (a seminar devoted to authorship rights and working conditions of cinematographers)
- Student Panorama (screenings of student films which did not make it into the main competition)
- Special screenings and premieres, reviews, retrospectives, meetings, seminars, and workshops led by well known filmmakers
- Equipment showcases
- Various exhibitions and live music performances
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.
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- Congratulations to Camerimage winners, ARRI, 2010.
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- Poland's Camerimage Film Festival to Partner with AFI, ASC for Winner Showcase in LA, BroadwayWorld.com, September 20, 2013.
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