The 26th edition of the IDFA Festival starts on 20th November. Four Polish documentary films will be presented in Amsterdam. Daniel Stopa got the chance to talk to the directors of the films shown at IDFA.
The Jury of the Short Feature Competition at the 23rd FilmFestival Cottbus, which came to an end on 10th November, awarded the Main Prize to Maria Zbąska for her “Brother Dog”. The film was co-produced by the Munk Studio, which operates under the auspices of the Polish Filmmakers Association (PFA), and the Wajda Studio.
On November 8, the Award Ceremony of XX International Film Festival Listapad took place in Minsk. The most recent Paweł Łoziński’s documentary – “Father and Son” won Grand-Prix prize for the Best Documentary Film.
The winning streak of the Polish documentary continues. This weekend two Polish productions were acknowledged at the DocsDF festival, the film “Entangled” by Lidia Duda was named the best television documentary and “God’s Lake” by Diana Aszyk the best short documentary film.
Last weekend was yet another one, that brought awards to Polish films. Polish titles were acknowledged not only during the Ukrainian Molodist festival, but also at the CinEast festival in Luxembourg.
Polish documentaries conquered the East Silver Market, winning two out of three main prizes. The best short film turned out to be the Polish-Cuban co-production “Previous Scenes” by Aleksandra Maciuszek. In the medium-length film category the winner was the film “Joanna” by Aneta Kopacz, and Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosołowski’s “Art of Disappearing” received an honorary mention.