Two out of three awards in the Student Etudes Competition at the Camerimage International Film Festival went to the productions by the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. The Golden Tadpole was presented to Bartosz Bieniek for the cinematography in the film "America" by Aleksandra Terpińska, and the Bronze Tadpole went to Damian Kocur for cinematography in his own film "What I Want."
In the competition sections of this year's Camerimage festival, there are seven Polish short films. In addition, Polish short films will be screened in an special programme of the best films from the Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice, in Special Screenings and within the frames of Marcel Łoziński retrospective.
On November 13, there was the Closing Gala of the International Film Festival "Listapad" in Minsk. Friday the thirteenth turned out to be lucky for Wojciech Staroń, who got the festival's Grand Prix for the film "Brothers," and for Aleksandra Maciuszek, the winner of the special mention for the film "Casa Blanca."
On November 27, starts the 56th edition of the festival Dei Popoli in Florence. During the event, Wojciech Staroń retrospective will be held, as well as the director's master class.
Today starts the CPH:DOX Festival. In NORDIC:DOX competition, there is the Polish-Icelandic production "Grace of God," directed by Kristján Loðmfjörð. We would like to invite you to read the interview with the director and review of the film.
Almost the entire film by Kristján Loðmfjörð "Grace of God" consists of "talking heads," extraordinary stories, which are intimate confessions to the director. There are only a couple of scenes which reveal to us the landscape of north-eastern Iceland, but when they do appear, they have some kind of unique power and strength, exactly what the characters often mention.