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Cameraimage 2022 gains momentum for 30th celebration

Jul 21, 2022

The 30th edition of EnergaCamerimage, the international art of cinematography film festival, will take place from November 12-19 in Torun, Poland, and news is rolling-in thick and fast in advance of the jubilee event.

Cinematographer Stephen H. Burum ASC will be recognised with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award, and will collect the accolade in-person in Toruń, where festival visitors will have the opportunity to admire some of his films. Burum is best-known for his collaborations with director Brian De Palma, on classics such as The Untouchables (1987), Casualties Of War (1989), Carlito’s Way (1993), Mission: Impossible (1996), Snake Eyes (1998) and Mission To Mars (2000). His canon of work also includes Joel Schumacher’s St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), Danny DeVito’s The War Of The Roses (1989), and Ken Kwapis’ and Marisa Silver’s He Said, She Said (1991).

The festival, will also honour visual arts pioneer Ulrike Ottinger with its Avant-Garde Achievements In Film Award. Ottinger is known for work that challenges audiences’ notions of visual arts, and has stayed active for five decades across film, photography, theatre, opera and exhibition.

Ottinger made her film debut in 1973 with Laocoön & Sons, in which she laid out her aesthetic outlook. In her next movie, Madame X: An Absolute Ruler (1977), she challenged masculine tropes – gaining international success and helping to underpin the formation of the feminist movement. Joan Of Arc Of Mongolia (1989) was an emancipatory story of female identity, whilst anthropological themes dominated many of Ottinger’s documentary films, particularly the ones focused on Asia such as Taiga (1992), an eight-hour epic on the life of nomads living in that country.

Renowned Australian cinematographer, Vance Burberry, will be the recipient of the Award For Achievements In Music Videos. His long list of collaborators includes performers as Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, Cher, Celine Dion, Pearl Jam, Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Ozzy Osbourne, Busta Rhymes, Def Leppard, Gloria Estefan, The Weeknd and R.E.M, among many others.

Attendees will also get the chance to see designs for the new European Film Center Camerimage (EFCF) that is to be built in Torun. Camerimage also recently revealed the official poster for its 2022 edition, designed by Piotr Jabłoński.

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