GDYNIA: The line-up for the main competition at 36th Gdynia fest features strong work, much of which has already won praises and prizes abroad. can serve as a comprehensive guide to what's new in Polish cinema.
VIENNA: Daria Onyshchenko's nostalgic Eastalgia will open the second edition of the nine-day LET'S CEE FF, launching 13 September in Vienna.
WROCLAW: The first edition of SOFA, or School of Film Agents, will launch at Wrocław 19-30 August, said the creators of the workshop, Berlinale leaders Nikolaj Nikitin and Dieter Kosslick, while in the city for the 13th edition of the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF.
WROCLAW: The fantastical sojourn through eastern Russian pagan rituals from Alexey Fedorchenko, Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (Nebesnye zheny lugovykh mari). has taken the main prize in the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF international competiton.
Poland biggest film festival announced its winners at the gala screening of Małgośka Szumowska's In the Name of, screened at the event as Polish premiere. The jury of the main New Horizons International Competiton (Béla Tarr, Dominga Sotomayor-Castillo, Edgar Pêra, Joanna Kos-Krauze and Christoph Terhechte) awarded the Grand Prix and 20.000 EUR to Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (Nebesnye zheny lugovykh mari, Russia 2012) by Alexey Fedorchenko.
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The FIPRESCI jury (Neil Young, István Szathmáry and Błażej Hrapkowicz) awarded the Cannes competition title Stranger by the Lake (L'inconnu du lac, France 2013) by Alain Guiraudie.
Audience Award went to the Polish film Floating Skyscrapers (Płynące Wieżowce, Poland 2013) by Tomasz Wasilewski. The film had its Polish premiere in Wrocław and before that played successfully at Tribeca FF and Karlovy Vary FF, where it won the East of the West competition.
In the Films on Art International Competition, the international jury (Sally Berger, Barbara Pichler, Amos Poe, Karol Radziszewski and Ben Russell) awarded the main prize of 10.000 EUR to Sick Bird Die Easy (USA 2013) by Nicholas Fackler - the film had its European premiere at the festival.
The winning films in the New Horizons International Competiton and the Films on Art International Competition will get an offer for Polish distribution from the New Horizons Association (label, which has released 33 films in 2010-2013).
In the Polish Short Films Competition, the best fiction film was Mother (Matka, 2013) by Łukasz Ostalski, best animation was Ziegenort (2013) by Tomasz Popakul and best documentary was Mother 24/7 (Matka 24h) by Marcin Janos Krawczyk. The jury included Fijona Jonuzi, Jukka-Pekka Laakso and Laurence Reymond.
In the European Short Films Competition the best documentary was The Day Has Conquered the Night (Le jour a vaincu la nuit, France 2013) by Jean-Gabriel Périot, and the best experimental film was Dry Standpipe (Suchy pion, Poland 2012) by Wojciech Bąkowski. The jury comprised of Ana Brzezińska, Norman Leto and Jakub Majmurek.
WROCLAW: Three provocative upcoming films are screening during the T-Mobile New Horizons fest Indie thriller Hardkor Disko, the funny and absurd Kebab and Horoscope and the daringly sensual Nude Area. Love In 15 Fragments.
WROCLAW: A hybrid documentary from Wiktoria Szymańska, the acclaimed historic drama Papusza from Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze and an experimental road movie, Six Degrees, by Bartosz Dombrowski, are screening at Polish Days at T-Mobile New Horizons IFF.
WROCLAW: New Polish works in progress are being showcased to international film professionals during Polish Days at T-Mobile New Horizons IFF.
WROCŁAW: In his new drama Wojciech Smarzowski takes on the work of Jerzy Pilch to explore the true image of addiction.
WROCŁAW: Ireneusz Grzyb and Aleksandra Gowin are at work on a love triangle story that explores the power of auteur cinema and creates an intimate story about complicated romance.
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