European Camerimage Film Centre to be built in Toruń
A contract for the building and joint-running of the European Camerimage Film Centre in Toruń, north-central Poland, has been signed by Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, Toruń Mayor Michał Zaleski and Camerimage Festival Director Marek Żydowicz.
"For many, many months we have been thinking about how to finally resolve the Camerimage problem. It is the finest and best known Polish film festival in the world, a gem of Polish culture, so we were seeking a solution and in the end we found one." Minister Gliński said on Sunday in Toruń.
The development of the Camerimage centre will involve people working in film, architecture and the arts from around the world and it is hoped that the centre will present a great example of collaborative work and synergy between a variety of cultural institutions, according to Gliński.
The central government will pay PLN 400 mln (EUR 91 mln) towards the construction of the centre and the city of Torun will provide PLN 200 mln (EUR 46 mln). The project is expected to reach completion by 2025.
Camerimage is acknowledged to be one of biggest film festivals in the world devoted to the art of cinematography. The festival has been hosted in three Polish cities; Toruń (1993-99), Łódź (2000-2009) and Bydgoszcz (2010-2018).
This year the Camerimage Festival returns to Toruń and will run from 9-16 November.