This time Polish documentaries have captivated the Italian audience. At the 52nd Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival in Florence that took place from 12th to the 19th of November 2011 two productions stood on the podium – “Argentinian Lesson” by Wojciech Staroń and “Vakha and Magomed” by Marta Prus.
Last Friday, the graduate film of Magnus von Horn “Without snow” received the Grand Prix at 53rd International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao.
“Frozen stories” by Grzegorz Jaroszuk - a graduate of Polish National Film School in Łódź- that is already nominated to EFA, was awarded at American AFI FEST in Los Angeles last Thursday.
On Saturday, 12th November the third edition of the Mexican CutOut festival devoted entirely to animation works came to an end. “Two steps behind..” by Paulina Majda, screened in Mexico for the first time, received one of the festival’s main awards.
Magnus Arnesen’s short fiction that has already screened at more than 25 festivals keeps on collecting another awards. Lately the film was awarded twice at Brest Short Film Festival that came to an end on Saturday.
„Barbican’s” festival’s tournée is gaining more and more recognition abroad. After receiving the award for the best film at Tehran Short Film Festival in Iran, on Saturday evening film was presented another laurel at 10th Beijing Film Academy International Student Film&Video Festival.
Last weekend has ended with two prizes for Marcin Koszalka and his documentary "Declaration of immortality". The film was awarded at two international festivals: in Austrian Graz and Italian Bolzano.
The 18th edition of the International Film Festival ”Listapad” in Minsk has ended extremly successfully for the Polish films, especially for ”Argentinian Lesson” directed by Wojciech Staroń.
At the recently finished 3rd edition of Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival, Jakub Cuman was awarded with Michał Maryniarczyk Award for his film "The Contest". The film was produced in "Studio Munka", which works within the structures of Polish Filmmakers Association.
After last week’s success at Molodist, where “Twist and Blood” by Kuba Czekaj was awarded the Best Student Film, its crew has every reason to feel glad again as today the film received a special mention at Czech OSTRAVA PICTURES.
On 6th November the 21st edition of Brazilian Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival Curta Cinema reached the end. Fortunate for the young Polish filmmakers, two films were presented the awards.
The announcement of the awards at 21st FilmFestival Cottbus on 6th November saw the Special Prize in the Short Feature Competition go to Piotr Subbotko for GLASGOW. The Cottbus is deemed the world’s most important event focussing on the achievements of Eastern European cinema. GLASGOW was co-produced by the Munk Studio, the Polish Filmmakers Association and the Wajda Studio.
The International Documentary Film Festival in Guía de Isora, MiradasDoc came to an end. Polish film “Oh My God, Dear God” directed by Julia Popławska was announced as the Best Short Documentary.