The Camerimage European Film Centre will be home to the annual Camerimage festival, which is dedicated to the art of cinematography and masters of film photography.
The project to build the facility is a joint initiative by the Polish culture ministry, the mayor of Toruń, and the Tumult Foundation, which started the prestigious Camerimage film festival.
Based in the historic Polish city, the new centre will be an international boon to Poland’s film industry as well as a venue to host exhibitions and various other cultural and educational events, officials have said.
The design of the centre has been selected through an international architectural competition in which 102 studios from 20 countries participated.
Austrian architectural firm Baymschlager Eberte Lustenau won the competition with its design.
The centre is scheduled to be completed in 2025 and is expected to cost PLN 600 million (EUR 137m, USD 156m).
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