23-11-2020

FNE at EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020: Nomadland Wins EnergaCAMERIMAGE and Finnish/Estonian Helene Takes Silver Frog

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TORUŃ: The DoP Joshua James Richards won the Main Competition of the 28th IFF EnergaCAMERIMAGE for Nomadland directed by Chloe Zhao. The Silver Frog went to the Finnish/Estonian film Helene, with DoP Rauno Ronkainen and directed by Antti J. Jokinen. The festival, which recognises the achievements of cinematographers, concluded on 21 November 2020.

The DoP Witold Płóciennik won the Polish competition with Truth Makes Free directed by Robert Gliński. Poland also took home the Best Documentary prize for The Whale from Lorino for DoP Piotr Bernaś. The film was directed by Maciej Cuske.

EnergaCAMERIMAGE Winners:

Golden Frog: Nomadland (USA)
DoP: Joshua James Richards
Director: Chloé Zhao

Silver Frog: Helene
DoP: Rauno Ronkainen
Director: Antti J. Jokinen
Produced by Cinematic (Finland), Stellar Film (Estonia)
Supported by the Estonian Film Institute 

Bronze Frog: Pinocchio (Italy)
DoP: Nicolaj Brüel
Director: Matteo Garrone

FIPRESCI AWARD

Golden Frog: Nomadland (USA)
DoP: Joshua James Richards
Director: Chloé Zhao

POLISH FILMS COMPETITION

Best Polish Film: Truth Makes Free
DoP: Witold Płóciennik
Director: Robert Gliński
Produced by WFDiF, TVP
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

STUDENT ETUDES COMPETITION

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award - Golden Tadpole:
A Rodeo Film (USA)
DoP: Erin G. Wesley
Director: Darius D. Dawson

Silver Tadpole: Stratum Deep (UK)
DoP: Nathalie Pitters
Director: Lian Meng Rose
 
Bronze Tadpole: The Dress (Poland)
DoP: Konrad Bloch
Director: Tadeusz Łysiak
Produced by Warsaw Film School 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION


Best Documentary Feature:
The Whale from Lorino (Poland)
DoP: Piotr Bernaś
Director: Maciej Cuske
Produced by Pokromski Studio, TVP

Best Docudrama:
499 (Mexico, USA)
DoP: Alejandro Mejia
Director: Rodrigo Reyes

DIRECTORS’ DEBUTS COMPETITION under the patronage of the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP)

Best Director's Debut:
25 Years of Innocence (Poland)
DoP: Bartłomiej Kaczmarek
Director: Jan Holoubek
Produced by TVN
Supported by the Polish Film Institute


CINEMATOGRAPHERS’ DEBUTS COMPETITION under the patronage of the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP)

Best Cinematographer's Debut:
Two of Us (France, Luxembourg, Belgium)
DoP: Aurélien Marra
Director: Filippo Meneghetti