NEW DELHI: Five-time Oscar nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
The Festival is being held from 15 to 22 November in Poland.
The legendary cinematographer and film/TV director will also screen his films at the event followed by a Q&A with the audience at the 22nd edition of the popular Festival.
With over four decades of experience in the industry, Deschanel has been nominated for five Academy Awards for acclaimed features like Philip Kaufman’s ‘The Right Stuff’, Barry Levinson’s ‘The Natural’, Carroll Ballard’s ‘Fly Away Home’, Roland Emmerich’s ‘The Patriot’ and Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ’. In 2010, he was awarded the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Cinematographers.
Deschanel directed his first feature film ‘The Escape Artist’ in 1982, and later, ‘Crusoe’ in 1989. He has also directed episodes for various TV shows including the David Lynch series ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘Law & Order: Trial by Jury’, ‘Conviction’ and ‘Bones’
Deschanel was an original member of the American Zoetrope production team, along with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.
The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography is the most recognised festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and is the biggest international film festival in Poland. The unconventional format of the Festival, which awards films according to their visual, aesthetic and technical values, is a unique alternative to traditional film festivals.
In addition to the Main Competition, the Festival offers a Polish Films Competition, Student Etudes Competition, Documentary Films Competition, Feature Debuts Competition, Music Videos Competition, Camerimage Market, Camerimage Forum, special screenings and premieres, various reviews, retrospectives, meetings and also accompanying events such as art exhibitions and music performances.