After receiving the news that he is this year’s recipient of the highest accolade of the ICFF “Manaki Brothers”, the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement, the major Polish, American and world cinematographer sent this message:

“I am totally surprised and honored by you all choosing me as the recipient of the “Manaki Brothers” cinematography festival award. Naturally, I am familiar with the contribution of the Manaki brothers to the advancement of the movie-making field and this knowledge makes this award even more significant to me.

As you know, due to the travel restrictions placed on American citizens, I am not permitted to travel outside USA, but I would be very happy to wait a year to retrieve it in person next year in Bitola.

With all the respect, thank you ALL for selecting my work and recognizing my contribution to filmmaking.

Janusz