Camerimage Reveals Main Competition Lineup

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The EnergaCamerimage Festival of the art of cinematography revealed its main competition lineup, with 12 films vying for the event's Golden Frog from Nov. 14-21 in Torun, Poland.

The list includes Chloé Zhao's Nomadland, lensed by Joshua James Richards; and Francis Lee's Ammonite, DP'ed by Stéphane Fontaine. Respected three-time Oscar winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro returns to the event with Woody Allen's Rifkin's Festival.

This competition has become a bellwether for what's to come in the cinematography Oscar race. In three of the past five years, the winners of Camerimage's Golden Frog have gone on to earn Oscar nominations in cinematography. Those films include 2015's Carol, 2016's Lion and 2019's Joker. The 2017 Camerimage champ, On Body and Soul, was nominated in the foreign-language film Oscar category.

Camerimage's 2018 Golden Frog recipient was The Fortress, a 2017 film that was not eligible for that year's Oscar race, However, the 2018 Silver Frog went to Cold War, which earned a cinematography Oscar nomination and won the American Society of Cinematographers feature competition; and the Bronze Frog went to Roma, which won the Oscar in cinematography.

This year's Camerimage main competition lineup follows:

AMMONITE
Director: Francis Lee
Cinematographer: Stéphane Fontaine

THE BANKER
Director: George Nolfi
Cinematographer: Charlotte Bruus Christensen

CAGED BIRDS
Director: Oliver Rihs
Cinematographer: Felix Von Muralt

CHARLATAN
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Cinematographer: Martin Štrba

FALLING
Director: Viggo Mortensen
Cinematographer: Marcel Zyskind

THE GLORIAS
Director: Julie Taymor
Cinematographer: Rodrigo Prieto

HELENE
Director: Antti J. Jokinen
Cinematographer: Rauno Ronkainen

NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
Director: Małgorzata Szumowska
Cinematographer: Michał Englert

NOMADLAND
Director: Chloé Zhao
Cinematographer: Joshua James Richards

PINOCCHIO
Director: Matteo Garrone
Cinematographer: Nicolaj Brüel

RIFKIN'S FESTIVAL
Director: Woody Allen
Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro

WHILE AT WAR
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Cinematographer: Álex Catalán