GDYNIA: The Polish Film Institute awarded the most accomplished members of the industry for the 11th time during the Gdynia Film Festival, running from 17 to 22 September 2018.
The Polish Film Institute's awards were created in 2008 in order to show appreciation for the efforts of many cinema enthusiasts and organisations, that propagate knowledge about the cinema, promote Polish films, educate young viewers, publish information about films and organise festivals, retrospectives, exhibitions and meetings with creators. The candidates are nominated by cultural institutions, film schools and other companies and institutions working within the culture sector.
"I want to congratulate all the winners and the nominees, as the choice was extremely difficult. The selection of the nominees was a great challenge and the choice of winners was even harder, in one category even surprising. We've received 290 submissions and all the nominees are joined by one word: passion. Without them the Polish cinematography would be a lot more deficient," the Director of PISF Radosław Śmigulski said during the celebratory gala.
List of winners:
Cinema:CKF "Stylowy" in Zamosc
Polish Film Event:Kinobus/Lubelszczyzna 2017
International Promotion of Polish Cinema:Loving Vincent for international promotion of Loving Vincent directed byDorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (Breakthru Films, Trademark Films)
Film Criticism for a Film Critic or Film Expert for His Input in the Development of Modern Polish Cinema:Łukasz Adamski
Film Book:„Aktorki. Odkrycia” by Łukasz Maciejewski„Od Munka do Maślony” by Barbara Hollender
Film Education:Dop Workshops PSC and „FilmPRO”
Polish Film Distribution:Best Film for local distribution on Młynarski. Final song directed by Alicja Albrecht (Blue Screen)
Film Club:DKF „GAG” in Białystok
Film poster:Dorota Kobiela for a poster for Loving Vincent