Jury of the 60th Krakow Film Festival

    The best will choose the best

    Acclaimed film industry figures, filmmakers, international festivals representatives as well as previous winners of the Krakow Film Festival and the hottest names in culture including Jan Komasa, Leszek Możdżer and Łukasz Żal! An impressive list of this year’s jury members as always will guarantee a professional assessment of the films in the competition.

    At the 60th Krakow Film Festival we will see over 150 films from around the world. Among them are documentaries, short films and animations that will take part in competitions: three international ones and a national one. International juries (including FIPRESCI and FICC) will choose the winners who will receive awards amounting to 238 000 PLN

    This year the head of the Jury of the international short film competition will be Jan Komasa (Poland) – film director, writer and producer. In 2019 he was nominated for the Academy Award for “Corpus Christi”, which won over 40 awards and visited nearly 70 festivals. His films were presented and won numerous awards at film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Chicago, Rotterdam and Busan and attracted a cinema audience of over 5 million people in Poland. In April his latest film “The Hater” won the Best International Narrative Feature award at Tribeca Film Festival.

    The head of the Jury of the international documentary competition will be Łukasz Żal (Poland), one of the best Polish cinematographers. He was nominated twice for the Academy Award: for “Ida” (2013) and “Cold War” (2018), both directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. His work on “Cold War” gained him the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers Award, as well as numerous awards worldwide. He also worked as a cinematographer on other Oscar-nominated films including a documentary film “Joanna” (dir. Aneta Kopacz) and an animation “Loving Vincent” (dir. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman).

    The deliberations of the Jury of the international DocFilmMusic competition will be led by Stephen Nomura Schible (USA). In 2013 he co-produced Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning film “Lost in Translation”. Since then he has begun directing documentary projects which usually involve music and art (e.g. “Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J.”, 2004). His documentary film “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” (2017) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won awards all around the globe, including the Golden Heynal for the Best Film in DocFilmMusic Competition at the 58th Krakow Film Festival.


    The 60th Krakow Film Festival will take place on May 31 – June 7, 2020

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