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.

The CinEast Festival has taken place for the sixth time, presenting every year the most interesting films made in Central Europe. Apart from the competitive feature and short film sections, a diversed non-competitive programme included a set of films dedicated to women, actors’ retrospectives, films for the younger audience, music films combined with concerts and documentaries among many others. In addition, a special theme screening appeared in the programme, dedicated to the Polish cinematography and presenting films produced in the Polish National Film School in Łódź.

Six Polish films were listed in the short film programme at the Luxembourgish festival this year, apart from the awarded “Survey about Women” by Mateusz Głowacki, also the documentary “Rogalik” by Paweł Ziemilski, the fictions “Echo” by Marcin Filipowicz and Julia Korberger’s “The Easter Crumble”, as well as two animations: Zbigniew Czapla’s “Toto” and “Ziegenort” by Tomek Popakul. This year, for the first time in the history of the festival, it was the audience chosing the three best short films among the titles presented at CinEast. The awards were granted in three categories: fiction, animation and documentary. Głowacki’s documentary triumphed in the latter category. It’s the first international award for “Survey about Women”, shown until now mainly in Poland. 

Głowacki’s documentary production is a film about women told from the perspective of young men. It’s a light and humoristic  image of a young generation, which confirms, that to a man the fairer sex is still an unsolvable mystery.

Mateusz Głowacki is studying directing at the Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice. He’s the author of the awarded fiction etudes “Richard” and “When the Lights of Dawn Arise”, as well the latest “Killing Auntie”.

This year’s edition of the CinEast festival took place between 9 and 27 October.

You can find the full list of award winners at their official website