Camerimage 2016 Film Festival

The 24th Annual “International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography” Camerimage, which will take place in Bydgoszcz, Poland, from 12-19 November 2016, will once again be an opportunity to meet cinematographers from across the globe. In its usual venues – the Opera Nova, the Multikino, the Kino Orzel, and the Gymnasium of the University of Economics – attendees will be given the opportunity to see many film screenings, demonstrations of equipment, conferences, master classes, and other workshops. French cinematographers’ excellent work will be featured in one feature-length film in Main Competition, two films in European Panorama, one in the Cinematographers’ Debuts Competition, one in Documentary Special Screening, and two in Music Videos Competition.

Camerimage usually recognizes one director of photography by awarding him or her a prize for his or her body of work : this year, the festival will pay homage to Michael Chapman, ASC with a retrospective on his films and the publication of the iconic Black Album dedicated to his career.

Amongst the highlights of Camerimage 2016
Remembering the Masters : Haskell Wexler, ASC, and Vilmos Zsigmond, HSC, ASC
Screening of some of their most impactful films :
- Haskell Wexler : One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, by Miloš Forman, In the Heat of the Night, by Norman Jewison, and Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf, by Mike Nichols.
- Vilmos Zsigmond : John McCabe, by Robert Altman, Deliverance, by John Boorman, and The Deer Hunter, by Michael Cimino.

Main Competition
- Past Life (Hachataim) by Avi Nesher, cinematography by Michel Abramowicz, AFC.
Twelve other films in competition, with cinematography by Adam Bentel, Bentley Dean, Anthony Dod Mantle, DFF, BSC, ASC, Simon Duggan, ACS, Paweł Edelman, PSC, Michał Englert, Óscar Faura, Greig Fraser, ASC, James Laxton, Fernando Lockett, Paul Sarossy, CSC, ASC, and Bradford Young, ASC.

Special Screenings
Ten feature-length films with cinematography by Adam Arkapaw, Enrique Chediak, ASC, Frederick K. Elmes, ASC, Ousama Rami, Elliot Davis, Guy Dufaux, CSC, Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz, PSC, Larkin Seiple, Vittorio Storaro, AIC, ASC, and Peter Suschitzky, ASC.

Special Screenings of Documentaries
Amongst the twenty-three films on the program :
- Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond, by Pierre Filmon, cinematography by Olivier Chambon, AFC, James Cressanthis, ASC, GSC, Luca Coassin, AIC, and Marie Spencer, AFC, SBC, amongst others.

Polish Films
Eight films in competition, with cinematography by Kacper Fertacz, Jan Jakub Kolski, Marcin Koszałka, Oleg Mutu, Adam Sikora, Mateusz Skalski, Arkadiusz Tomiak, and Łukasz Żal.

Directors’ Debuts
Amongst the ten films in competition :
- Apprentice, by Boo Junfeng, cinematography by Benoît Soler.
The other films’ cinematography is by Nicolas Canniccioni (two films), Simon Guy Fässler, Kacper Fertacz, Julian Krubasik, Brett Pawlak, Robespierre Rodriguez, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, et Ari Wegner.

Cinematographers’ Debuts
Seven films in competition, with cinematography by Simon Guy Fässler, Julian Krubasik, Zach Kuperstein, Robert Oberrainer, Mateusz Skalski, Juliette Van Dormael, and James David Wall.

Music Videos
Amongst the twenty-one films in competition :
- KCPK, “Who Wants It”, directed by Nicolas Davenel and cinematography by Nicolas Loir.
- Naughty Boy, “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” (ft. Beyoncé Knowles), directed by Charlie Robins and Julie Gautier, cinematography by Jacques Ballard.

Student Films
Twenty-eight films in competition from German, American, Australian, Austrian, British, Canadian, Spanish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Singaporean, and Czech schools.

Sponsors and Partners
- Amongst the official sponsors and partners of Camerimage 2016 :
Arri, Canon, Hawk (Vantage), Panasonic, Panavision, Zeiss
- Amongst the manufacturer sponsors :
CW Sonderoptic, Lee Filters, Panalux, Rosco, Sony, Technicolor, and the following associations : ASC, BSC, and BVK.

(Translated from French by Alexander Baron-Raiffe)