Source: Neon


Camerimage, the international festival for cinematographers that takes place annually in Poland, has unveiled the line-ups for its documentary features and director’s debut competitions.

The festival’s 29th edition is set to take place in person in Toruń from November 13-20, with some programming also available online. 

Among the nominees is Cannes Palme d’Or winner and France’s best international film Oscars entry, Titane, which has been nominated in Camerimage’s director’s debut category. Although it is not French director Julia Ducournau’s debut feature – she directed 2016’s Raw – the selection committee allows for first and second features to participate.

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Also nominated in this category is London-born actor Rebecca Hall for her directorial debut Passing, which premiered in Sundance. The drama is set in 1929 Harlem and stars Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga as childhood friends who unexpectedly reunite in adulthood.

Netflix’s A Cop Movie, a Mexican docu-drama directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios which premiered in Berlin and has also played in San Sebastian and at the London Film Festival, has been nominated in the documentary feature category. It follows two professional actors who immerse themselves in the police force in Mexico City, where Ruizpalacios was born.

Camerimage 2021 awards - documentary feature 

Bucolic (Pol)
Dir. Karol Pałka

A Cop Movie (Mex)
Dir. Alonso Ruizpalacios

Faya Dayi (Ethiopia-US-Qat)
Dir. Jessica Beshir

Kodokushi (Turkey)
Dir. Ensar Altay

The Last Forest (Bra)
Dir. Luiz Bolognesi

The Lost Boys (Fin)
Dirs. Sadri Cetinkaya and Joonas Neuvonen

My Voice Will Be With You (Bel-Fr)
Dir. Bruno Tracq

Notturno (It-Fr-Ger)
Dir. Gianfranco Rosi

A Portrait On The Search For Happiness (S Afr)
Dir. Benjamin Rost

Where Are We Headed (Belarus-Rus)
Dir. Ruslan Fedotow

Director’s debut

200 Meters (Palestine-Jor-Qat-It-Swe)
Dir. Ameen Nayfeh

The Getaway King (Pol)
Dir. Mateusz Rakowicz

Goodbye Soviet Union (Est)
Dir. Lauri Randla

Great Freedom (Austria-Ger)
Dir. Sebastian Meise

Kill Pinochet (Chile)
Dir. Juan Ignacio Sabatini

Neighbours (Switz-Kur)
Dir. Mano Khalil

Passing (US)
Dir. Rebecca Hall

Rival (Ger-Ukr)
Dir. Marcus Lenz

Ted K (US)
Dir. Tony Stone

Titane (Fr-Bel)
Dir. Julia Ducournau