06-02-2008

Plus Camerimage Film Festival organizers visit US (Feb. 6)

Plus Camerimage Film Festival organizers visit US

Recently the team of organizers of Plus Camerimage Film Festival has visited the US. The main purpose of the visit was to present the films that had won the 15th edition of the festival. In cooperation with Endeavor Talent Agency, CamTec, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles and Helena and Stanley Kolodziey, Krol Spirits we organized the presentation of Plus Camerimage 2007 winners.

The screenings for specially invited guests took place in Endeavor Talent Agency in Beverly Hills. On the first day of the presentations two films were showed - I'm Not There, the winner of the Bronze Frog 2007 (cin. Edward Lachman, dir. Todd Haynes) and Across the Universe - Silver Frog 2007 (cin. Bruno Delbonnel, dir Julie Taymor). The student etudes awarded at the 15th edition of the festival were presented on the second day. These were: Beyond the Horizon - Laszlo Kovacs Student Award - Golden Tadpole 2007 (cin. Tomasz Woźniczka, dir. Jakub Czekaj); My Father Is Sleeping - Silver Tadpole 2007 (cin. Raphael Beinder, dir. Grzegorz Muskala) and Father - Bronze Tadpole 2007 (cin. Michał Sobociński, dir. Michał Sobociński). That evening's highlight was the screening of the Golden Frog winner - The Diving Bell And the Butterfly with cinematography by Janusz Kamiński (Academy Award nomination), directed by Julian Schnabel. The movie was introduced by our special guests - Janusz Kamiński (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Amistad, Minority Report ) and Kathleen Kennedy (producer - Empire of the Sun, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds, Sixth Sense ).

We had an honor to host many personalities from the film industry. Among the invited guests were Brett Ratner (director, producer: X-Men: The Last Stand, Red Dragon, Rush Hour), Agnieszka Holland (director: Europa Europa, To Kill a Priest, Secret Garden, Copying Beethoven), Michael Tronick (editor: Scent of a Woman, Meet Joe Black, True Romance, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), Chris Lebenzon (editor: Armageddon, Sleepy Hollow, Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes, Sweeney Todd) Elias Merhige (director: Shadow of the Vampire, Suspect Zero, Begotten), Françoise Bonnot (editor: Across the Universe, Frida, Titus) and also many cinematographers, including Adam Greenberg, Daniel Pearl, Suki Mandecevic, Steven Fierberg, Bruce Finn, Jacek Laskus, Gabriel Beristain, Łukasz Bielan, Amy Vincent, John Lindley, Michael Goi, Phedon Papamichael, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Denis Lenoir, James Chressanthis, Michael Chapman and many others. Such companies as Kodak, Panavision, Finn Light, Luminys, Color by Deluxe and Technicolor were represented at the event and so were the most important branch media - Variety, American Cinematographer and Hollywood Reporter. Also a representative of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences attended the event.

This year's presentation of the Festival winners in Los Angeles was the first happening of this kind. The feedback we got from our guest proves that it was a successful one, and we hope to make this a regular act of the Plus Camerimage Film Festival.

Last modified on 18-07-2008