8:59am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Camerimage Reveals Main Competition Lineup
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:
Director: Francis Lee
Cinematographer: Stéphane Fontaine
Director: George Nolfi
Cinematographer: Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Director: Oliver Rihs
Cinematographer: Felix Von Muralt
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Cinematographer: Martin Štrba
Director: Viggo Mortensen
Cinematographer: Marcel Zyskind
Director: Julie Taymor
Cinematographer: Rodrigo Prieto
Director: Antti J. Jokinen
Cinematographer: Rauno Ronkainen
NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
Director: Małgorzata Szumowska
Cinematographer: Michał Englert
Director: Chloé Zhao
Cinematographer: Joshua James Richards
Director: Matteo Garrone
Cinematographer: Nicolaj Brüel
Director: Woody Allen
Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro
WHILE AT WAR
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Cinematographer: Álex Catalán