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.
„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.
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.
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.