Romanian students' film festival CINEMAIUBIT took place at the beginning of December for the sixteenth time. This year, two Polish films: "The Barbican" by Bartłomiej Żmuda and "Watermelon" by Tato Kotetishivili stood on the podium.
Grzegorz Jaroszuk - the author of the short "Frozen stories" - cannot complain about an uninteresting end of the year. During this year, the film won fourteen awards at foreign film festivals. Last weekend, the jackpot was enlarged by two additional awards!
Last Saturday, 8th December in Slovenian Ljubljana came to an end. In the competitive lineup of the festival twelve Polish films met, one of them – “What happens when children don’t eat soup” by Paweł Prewencki outclassed its rivals and scored the festival’s Grand Prix.
Today, Sudance Institute announced the list of short films qualified for the competition at the January edition of the Sundance Festival. The documentary "The Whistle" by Grzegorz Zariczny will compete for the best short film award in a month!
Marcin Bortkiewicz, the author of short fiction „Drawn from memory” made it to the exclusive group of laureates of Whistler Film Festival that came to an end last weekend. First Canadian screening brought one of the top festival’s awards to the film!
The approaching end of the year induces to the first summing-up, so the festival December promises to be much more relaxed for our short films. Though there will not be as many festivals this month as before, Polish films still have a chance to win the last awards this year.
This year's, anniversary edition of the Camerimage festival, taking place from 24 November in Bygdoszcz, came to an end on Saturday, 1 December. At the evening closing ceremony, the names of the award-winners, authors of the best film cinematography - were announced. Among them, Poles were not missing!
The end of November is a good time for the short documentary by Piotr Sułkowski, entitled "The Conversation." This week, the film won its second award.
Saturday evening the 14th edition of Spanish Soría Film Festival reached its end. The only Polish film in the competition – animated “Afternoon” by Izabela Plucińska – was listed among the festival laureates.
Grzegorz Jaroszuk’s fiction has definitely caught the wave this month. Only in November the film has been selected by eleven international festivals. “Frozen stories” has already scored the Grand Prix of the Czech Brno 16, this week’s participation in the English Leeds FF brought another special mention!
From 3 to 9 November in Tehran the sixth edition of the International Documentary Film Festival "Cinema Vérité" took place. Among the award-winning films there is "Tonia and her children" by Marcel Łoziński.
DocsDF festival, at which Poland was the special guest this year, has just ended. In the international short documentary competition the special mention went to the film "Heaven" by Jan Paweł Matuszyński.
Wojciech Staroń continues to be on the winning streak - last Sunday, 18 November, "Argentinian lesson" was chosen the best medium-length film on the festival taking place in Montreal, RIDM – Recontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal.