In 2016 Culture.pl continued cooperation with the Asian Film Academy and the Busan Film Festival. This time, workshops and lectures on the art of cinematography in Busan were conducted by Polish cinematographer Bogumił Godfrejów.
In 2016, like in previous years, the organisers of the Asian Film Academy (AFA) at the Busan Film Festival invited Polish cinematographer to participate in a two-week educational programme for young filmmakers from Asia. Bogumił Godfrejów conducted lectures, workshops and participated in a shooting of two short films made by the participants of AFA, which helped them establish direct contact with the lecturer.
Asian Film Academy (AFA) accompanying Busan International Film Festival is an educational programme, gathering young filmmakers from all over Asia, who meet in Busan to attend classes conducted by internationally recognized film directors and cinematographers. During the eleven years since its establishing, 265 young filmmakers from 29 countries graduated from the AFA. The invitation of Bogumił Godfrejów is the fourth AFA invitation of a Polish filmmaker in the history of the programme. Previously, lectures and workshops in Busan were led by Krzysztof Zanussi, Ryszard Lenczewski and Jerzy Zieliński.
Bogumił Godfrejów graduated from the Cinematography Department of the Polish Film School in Łódź . He made several short films of his own, two of which, Claire and Circle of Dreams, have been awarded the Golden Tadpole (an award given to film students) at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography 'Camerimage'. He was the cinematographer in many documentaries and a number of feature films. In 2002, Godfrejów, along with director Sławomir Fabicki, was nominated for an Oscar in the best Live Action Short Film category for his cinematography in A Man Thing, and received award at the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand. In 2003, he was nominated for Felix – the European Film Award – in the best cameraman category for the cinematography in Hans-Christian Schmid's Lichter. In 2006, during the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia, he won the best cinematography award for Sławomir Fabicki's Retrieval. In 2007 he worked on Grzegorz Pacek's debut fiction feature Wednesday, Thursday Morning, a drama about a casual meeting of two 30-year olds on the day of the Warsaw Uprising anniversary. His latest film made in Poland is Marta Plucińska's Kochaj! (editor's translation: Love!) (2016). In Germany he worked on movies such as Hans Christian Schmid's Requiem (2005) and Storm (2009) as well as Barbara Albert's Die Lebenden (2012).
Among Polish films presented at 2016 Busan International Film Festival were Afterimages directed by Andrzej Wajda and United states of love directed by Tomasz Wasilewski, which won the Silver Bear for the best script at the Berlin International Film Festival 2016.
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