The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE in Bydgoszcz is the greatest and most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators - cinematographers.
CAMERIMAGE contributes to the growth of cinematographers' prestige. The unconventional format of the Festival, which awards films according to their visual, aesthetic and technical values, has turned out to be an alternative for traditional film festivals.
As all our guests emphasize - CAMERIMAGE is unique. The Festival proves to be a great forum not only for presentation but also for further development of international moviemaking. CAMERIMAGE helps young filmmakers and integrates the community of those already recognized, allowing them to explore new artistic areas.
Apart from the Main Competition , the Festival also contains other events such as Student Etudes Competition, Documentary Films Competition, Music Videos Competition, Feature Debutes Competition, Plus Camerimage Market, Plus Camerimage Forum, Polish Films Competition, special screenings and premieres, various reviews, retrospectives, meetings and also accompanying events such as art exhibitions and music performances.
Many professional filmmakers and film school students from around the world are attracted to the festival by the numerous seminars and workshops organized during the Festival, led by the greatest modern cinematographers, directors and other filmmakers. Various presentations of modern film equipment and of the latest production and postproduction technologies (both, traditional and digital) are also an inherent and a very attractive aspect of the Festival. They have been organized with co-operation of companies such as Arri, Panavision, P+S Technik, Filmgear, Sachtler, Litepanels, K5600, Finnlights, Floatcam Pro, Mbs, J.L.Fisher, Sony and Digital Lab. All this provides an opportunity for global forum where cinematographers can discuss issues and share their knowledge, experience and ideas.