10:45am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Camerimage Moving to Torun
It's official: The international cinematography festival Camerimage is moving to Torun, Poland. The 27th edition is set to be held Nov. 9-16 in the historic city.
Additionally, the festival is in talks with the city of Torun's Ministry of Culture about potentially building a permanent Camerimage festival center.
Camerimage had been held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, from 2010 to 2018, but during the closing ceremony of last year's event, founder and festival director Marek Zydowicz revealed that it was looking to move as early as 2019. He said the city of Bydgoszcz had cut the fest's funding by 25 percent and that the event was looking for a new host city that would put it above "petty political squabbles."
Of the new host city, Camerimage said in a statement: "It's a return to our roots — both for the festival itself, whose first seven editions took place in Torun, but also for Tumult Foundation, the Torun-based organizer of the event. We are working together with the authorities of Torun and all our old and new partners on bringing you the new edition."