Cate Blanchett to serve Camerimage Main Competition Jury President

Cate Blanchett will be presiding the main competition section of Camerimage Film Festival this year in Poland. Four of the films, ELIZABETH, CAROL, TÁR, THE NEW BOY, she appeared in won the Golden Frog, which is the festival’s top prize, while I’M NOT THERE won the Silver Frog. The festival which honors cinematographers will run from 16-23 November.

ELIZABETH (1998) directed by Shekhar Kapur, cinematography by Remi Adefarasin
CAROL (1998) and I’M NOT THERE (1998) directed by Todd Haynes, cinematography by Ed Lachman
TÁR (2022) directed by Todd Field, cinematography by Florian Hoffmeister
THE NEW BOY (2023) directed and cinematography by Warwick Thornton

Two-time Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett will serve as the jury president for the main competition at the 32nd edition of the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival, the Polish fest honoring excellence in cinematography.

The 2024 EnergaCamerimage festival runs Nov. 16-23 in Torun, Poland.

The star of Tár, Blue Jasmine, Carol and Elizabeth is also a prolific producer, through her company Dirty Films (The New Boy, Miss America) and has served as a co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company.

“Cate Blanchett is an outstanding artist who defies all definitions. She inspires many people around the world, including the greatest contemporary artists,” said EnergaCamerimage director Marek ?ydowicz. “I am proud and happy that she accepted the invitation and agreed to become president of the main competition jury.”

In her career, Blanchett has worked with such cinematographers Remi Adefarasin (Elizabeth), Ed Lachman (Carol), and Florian Hoffmeister (Tár), who have been celebrated at EnergaCamerimage.

“Films are lightning in a bottle, and I have had the profound creative privilege of working with some of the great lightning catchers – cinematographers who have forever changed the way I work and the way I look at the world,” said Blanchett. “To be at EnergaCamerimage in their midst en masse is a fever dream come true.”

Source: THR