Cinematography festival will also honour Avatar production designer Rick Carter and documentary cinematographer Joan Churchill.
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 16-23), is to hand honourary awards to John Turturro, Rick Carter and Joan Churchill.
Turturro, best known for roles in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the Transformers franchise, will be presented with the festival’s Special Award to Actor-Director at a ceremony in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
A regular collaborator with the Coen brothers, Turturro most recently wrote and directed comedy Fading Gigolo, which will receive its Polish premiere at the festival.
Carter, who won Oscars for his work on Lincoln and Avatar and received nominations for Forrest Gump and War Horse, will receive Camerimage’s Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity Award.
The production designer and art director also boasts credits including Amistad,A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Cast Away, War of the Worlds, What Lies Beneath, Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future Part II and III.
In addition, Churchill will receive the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Filmmaking.
The cinematographer, producer and director is known for her work on documentaries including Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Punishment Park, Shut Up & Sing and Kurt & Courtney.
It was previously announced that Oscar-nominated cinematographer Sławomir Idziak (Black Hawk Down, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Gattaca) will be the recipient of the Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 21st edition of Camerimage will screen more than 300 feature and short films, grouped into 24 sections, including 10 competitions. There are films from 50 countries around the world. Approximately 30 films will have their European premieres in Bydgoszcz, and more that 50 will receive their Polish premieres.
Camerimage’s Golden Frog, Silver Frog and Bronze Frog awards will be bestowed upon competition titles representing the greatest achievements in cinematography. In the Student Etudes Competition, the Festival awards Golden Tadpole, Silver Tadpole and Bronze Tadpole.