Birdman, Fury and Leviathan among main competition titles; Roland Joffé to preside over main jury.

Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:

  • Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance);  USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

  • Yimou Zhang’s Coming Home (Gui lai); China, 2014; Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding

  • Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Carlos Catalán Alucha

  • Lech J. Majewski’s Field of Dogs  - Onirica (ONIRICA - Psie pole); Poland, 2014; Cinematographers: Paweł Tybora and Lech J. Majewski

  • Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body (Obce cialo); Poland, Italy, Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski

  • David Ayer’s Fury; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov

  • Tate Taylor’s Get on Up; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Stephen Goldblatt

  • Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Sobociński Jr.

  • Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan; Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Mikhail Krichman

  • Xavier Dolan’s Mommy; Canada, 2014; Cinematographer: André Turpin

  • Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Dick Pope

  • Peter Brunner’s My Blind Heart; Austria, 2013; Cinematographer: Franz Dude

  • Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar; Palestine, 2013; Cinematographer: Ehab Assal

  • Stephen Daldry’s Trash; UK, Brazil, 2014; Cinematographer: Adriano Goldman

  • Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Yves Belanger

Golden Frog, Silver Frog and Bronze Frog awards will be bestowed on the main competition titles representing the greatest achievements in cinematography. The festival runs from November 15th – 22nd in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

As previously announced, Philip Kaufman (Quills, The Right Stuff) will receive the Festival’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing’, and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (The Right Stuff, The Passion of the Christ) will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Camerimage has also revealed the jurors that will serve across its competition categories.

The main competition will be presided over by director-producer Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Mission).

Jury members include cinematographer Christian Berger, who worked on Michael Haneke’s Hidden, The White Ribbon and The Piano Teacher; and Manuel Alberto Claro, the cinematographer on Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and Nymphomaniac.

Main Competition

Roland Joffé – Jury President
(director, producer; The Killing Fields, The Mission, Vatel)

Christian Berger (cinematographer; The Piano Teacher, Hidden, The White Ribbon)

Ryszard Bugajski (director, screenwriter; Interrogation, General Nil, The Closed Circuit)

Ryszard Horowitz (photographer)

David Gropman (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Life of Pi)

Arthur Reinhart (cinematographer, producer; Crows, Tristan + Isolde, Venice)

Oliver Stapleton (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Pay It Forward, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark)

Manuel Alberto Claro (cinematographer; Reconstruction, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac)

David MacMillan (sound engineer; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Speed, Apollo 13)

Polish Films Competition

Caleb Deschanel – Jury President (cinematographer; The Right Stuff, The Patriot, The Passion of the Christ)

Affonso Beato (cinematographer; All About My Mother, Ghost World, The Queen)

Scott Franklin (producer; Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan)

Ellen Harrington (curator, film programmer, producer)

Phil Méheux (cinematographer; GoldenEye, The Mask of Zorro, Casino Royale)

Matthew Libatique (cinematographer; Iron Man, Black Swan, Noah)

Jeannine Oppewall (production designer; L.A. Confidential, Catch Me If You Can, Seabiscuit)

Michael Seresin (cinematographer, director; Midnight Express, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Amy Vincent (cinematographer; Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, Footloose)

Student Etudes Competition

Rob Epstein – Jury President (producer, director; The Times of Harvey Milk, Howl, Lovelace)

Andreas Dresen (director, writer; Grill Point, Whiskey with Vodka, Stopped on Track)

Steven Poster (cinematographer; Rocky V, Donnie Darko, Southland Tales)

Irena Strzałkowska (producer; Weiser, Drowsiness, Rose)

Martin Walsh (editor; Bridget Jones’s Diary, Chicago, V for Vendetta)

Marcin Wrona (director; Telefono, My Flesh My Blood, The Christening)

Aaron Young (impresario, art promoter)

Phedon Papamichael (cinematographer; Walk the Line, The Descendants, Nebraska)

Feature Length Documentary Films Competition

Maryse Alberti – Jury President (cinematographer; Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, The Wrestler)

Svetlana Cvetko (cinematographer, director; Inside Job, Inequality for All, Facing Fear)

Giona A. Nazzaro (film critic, journalist, writer)

Tony Pierce-Roberts (cinematographer; A Room with a View, Howards End, The Remains of the Day)

Johannes Kirchlechner (cinematographer; Drei D, Comeback für Freddy Baker, Sieben Tags im Paradies)

Short Documentary Films Competition

Jay Rosenblatt – Jury President (director, producer, editor; Human Remains, Phantom Limb, The Darkness of Day)

Kate Amend (editor; The Long Way Home, Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport , First Position)

Lawrence Grobel (film journalist, writer)

Christian Frei (director, producer; War Photographer, The Giant Buddhas, Space Tourists)

Nancy Schreiber (cinematographer; November, The Nines, And the Oscar Goes To…)

Music Videos Competition

Ed Lachman – Jury President (cinematographer; Erin Brockovich, Far from Heaven, I’m Not There.)

Nancy Schreiber (cinematographer; November, The Nines, And the Oscar Goes To…)

Matthew Libatique (cinematographer; Iron Man, Black Swan, Noah)

Hanns Peter Bushoff (marketing consultant and manager, journalist)

Michael Seresin (cinematographer, director; Midnight Express, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Directors’ Debuts Competition

Albert Hughes – Jury President (producer, director, writer; From Hell, The Book of Eli, Menace II Society)

Dorota Chamczyk (producer, director; Na wspólnej, Magda M, Usta Usta)

Adriano Goldman (cinematographer; Sin nombre, August: Osage County, Trash)

Thomas Hardmeier (cinematographer; 22 Bullets, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, Yves Saint Laurent)

Janusz Majewski (director, screenwriter; Hotel Pacific, H.M. Deserters, The Right of Passage)

Denis Lenoir (cinematographer; Demonlover, 88 Minutes, Eden)

Lilly Kilvert (production designer; Legends of the Fall, The Last Samurai, Valkyrie)

Cinematographers’ Debuts Competition

Roger Spottiswoode – Jury President (director, editor, producer; Air America, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Children of Huang Shi)

Dennis Dembia (Publicity Executive, Rogers & Cowan)

Eric Edwards (cinematographer; My Own Private Idaho, Kids, Cop Land)

David Franco (cinematographer; The Whole Nine Yards, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee)

Stephen Lighthill (cinematographer; 60 Minutes, Nash Bridges, Earth 2)

Krzysztof Malkiewicz (writer, lecturer)

Sergei Trofimov (cinematographer; Night Watch, Day Watch, Mongol)

3D Films Competition

Jim Chabin – Jury President (producer, 3D professional)

Grant Anderson (producer, 3D professional; Beowulf 3D, The Green Hornet, The Amazing Spider-Man)

Markus Lanxinger (stereographer; The Green Hornet, The Amazing Spider-Man, Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Phil ‘Captain 3D’ McNally (stereographer; How to Train Your Dragon, Puss in Boots, The Croods)

Barry B. Sandrew (visual effects pioneer; Hugo, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Top Gun)

Steve Schklair (producer, digital artist; Apollo 13, Titanic, Terminator 2: 3D)

Jury of Advertising Spots Competition

dr Magdalena Florek (marketing specialist, brand strategy consultant)

Natalia Hatalska (expert on alternative forms of communication in marketing)

Jan Majle (creative director)

Paweł Tkaczyk (expert in building strong brands)