'Killing Fields' Director Roland Joffe to Head up Camerimage Jury

Roland Joffe

Oscar-nominated 'Right Stuff' cinematographer Caleb Deschanel will judge the festival's Polish film lineup

Roland Joffe, the Oscar-nominated director of The Killing Fields and The Mission, will be the jury president of the main competition at this year's Camerimage festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Joffe will head up the group judging the festival's main international section, whose highlights include Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild with Reese Witherspoon, David Ayer's World War II drama Fury starring Brad Pitt, Cannes winner Leviathan from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev and Mike Leigh's painter biopic Mr. Turner.

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The Camerimage festival is unique in focusing on the art of cinematography and that plays out in the make up of this year's jury. Alongside Joffe, there are four camermen: Christian Berger (The White Ribbon), Manuel Alberto Claro (Melancholia). Oliver Stapleton (The Cider House Rules) and Arthur Reinhart (Tristan + Isolde), Oscar-winning sound engineer David MacMillan (Apollo 13) and Oscar-nominated production designer David Gropman (Life of Pi). Acclaimed Polish photographer Ryszard Horowitz completes the nine-person competition jury.

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (The Right Stuff) will head up the jury for the festival's Polish Films competition sidebar, while Maryse Alberti, cameraman on Terry Zwigoff's Crumb and Alex Gibney's We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, will be jury president judging documentary entries.

Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman and The Imitation Game from director Morten Tyldum will open the 22nd Camerimage event on Nov. 15. The festival runs through Nov. 22.

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