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The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage (Polish: Międzynarodowy Festiwal Sztuki Autorów Zdjęć Filmowych 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.

The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage
Opera Nova Camerimage 2011a.jpg
Camerimage 2011 in Opera Nova (Bydgoszcz)
Location Poland
Artistic directorMarek Żydowicz


Main Competition[1][2]
  • Golden Frog (Złota Żaba)
  • Silver Frog (Srebrna Żaba)
  • Bronze Frog (Brązowa Żaba)
Student Etudes Competition (Konkurs etiud studenckich)
  • Golden Tadpole (Złota Kijanka)
  • Silver Tadpole (Srebrna Kijanka)
  • Bronze Tadpole (Brązowa Kijanka)
Documentary Films Competition
  • Documentary Shorts Competition
  • Documentary Features Competition
Feature Debuts Competition
  • Directors' Debuts Competition
  • Cinematographers' Debuts Competition
Music Videos Competition
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Cinematography in Music Video
3D Films Competition[3]
Polish Films Competition
Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award
Cinematographer - Director Duo Award

Main competitionEdit

Golden Frog winnersEdit

Year Film Original title Cinematographer(s) Ref
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
1997 Character Karakter Rogier Stoffers
1998 Central Station Central do Brasil Walter Carvalho
1999 Elizabeth N/A Remi Adefarasin
2000 Amores perros N/A 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
2005 Fateless Sorstalanság Gyula Pados
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
2009 Lebanon לבנון Giora Bejach
2010 Venice Wenecja Arthur Reinhart
2011 In Darkness W ciemności Jolanta Dylewska
2012 War Witch Rebelle Nicolas Bolduc
2013 Ida N/A Łukasz Żal
Ryszard Lenczewski
2014 Leviathan Левиафан Mikhail Krichman
2015 Carol N/A Edward Lachman
2016 Lion N/A Greig Fraser
2017 On Body and Soul Testről és lélekről Máté Herbai
2018 The Fortress Namhansanseong Ji Yong Kim

Additional festival eventsEdit

  • Camerimage Market
  • Equipment showcases
  • Various exhibitions and live music performances
  • Student Panorama (screenings of student films which did not make it into the main competition)
  • Camerimage Forum (a seminar devoted to authorship rights and working conditions of cinematographers)
  • Special screenings and premieres, reviews, retrospectives, meetings, seminars, and workshops led by well known filmmakers

Academy AwardsEdit

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.[13]


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  3. ^ "CAMERIMAGE Announces 3D Film Competition". Broadway World. TV News Desk. September 26, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Harris, Brandon (December 3, 2012). "War Witch Wins Top Prize at 20th Plus Camerimage". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  5. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (November 23, 2013). "Camerimage: 'Ida' Wins Top Cinematography Honor". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  6. ^ Barraclough, Leo; Tizard, Will (November 22, 2014). "'Leviathan' Wins Top Prize at Camerimage, Film Festival for Cinematographers". Variety. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  7. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (November 21, 2015). "'Carol' Wins Golden Frog at Camerimage". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
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  9. ^ Tizard, Will (November 19, 2016). "'Lion' Cinematographer Greig Fraser Wins Camerimage's Golden Frog". Variety. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  10. ^ "Camerimage 2017 Winners!". Camerimage – International Film Festival. November 18, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  11. ^ Tizard, Will (November 18, 2017). "Hungary's 'On Body and Soul' Wins Top Award at Camerimage Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2018 WINNERS – Camerimage 2018". Archived from the original on November 17, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Camerimage chosen as an Oscar qualifying festival". International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography. Archived from the original on November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.

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