At the beginning of December the touring NextFrame International Student Film and Video Festival organized by Temple University, announced the winners of this year’s edition of the festival. Films by Kuba Czekaj and Piotr Złotorowicz represented Poland among the awarded ones.

Festival was set up eighteen years ago with the intention of exposing cutting edge student work produced at film and art schools in US and abroad. Every year the festival screens several films representing all short genres from documentary to experimental film. NextFrame finalists are chosen by the end of the year for the following year’s exhibition at university campuses, museums, media art centers and independent theaters throughout the US and around the globe.

Two Polish films – “Twist and blood” by Kuba Czekaj and “Charcoal burners” by Piotr Złotorowicz were not only chosen to the selection but also awarded. The short fiction made by Kuba Czekaj – a graduate of Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice scored the second award in the fiction category while “Charcoal burners” by Piotr Złotorowicz made at Polish National Film School in Łódź, was awarded also the second prize – this time in the documentary section.  

More information on the festival can be found at the official NextFrame website