04-12-2011

FESTIVALS: In Darkness Wins Plus Camerimage

By FNE Staff

In Darkness, the Polish Oscar entry directed by Agnieszka Holland won the main competition award, the Golden Frog, for cinematographer Jolanta Dylewska at the Plus Camerimage IFF (www.pluscamerimage.pl), which ended on 3 December 2012.

In the Polish competition, the prize went to The Suicide Room directed by Jan Komasa with cinematography by Radosław Ładczuk.

Students from Hungary, Poland, and Germany won the three student competition awards.

Director/cinematographer Tomasz Wolski won the grand prix in the full-length documentary competition for his film Doctors, and Łukasz Żal, Piotr Bernaś shared the main prize in the short documentary competition for Paparazzi (directed by Bernaś), with a special mention going to cinematographer/director Wojciech Staroń for Argentinean Lesson.

The best director debut prize went to Karl Markovics for Breathing (cinematographer Martin Gschlacht), while Komasa picked up a second prize for best debuting cinematographer, again for The Suicide Room.

A complete list of prize winners follows:


MAIN COMPETITION

The Golden Frog: IN DARKNESS
cin. Jolanta Dylewska
dir. Agnieszka Holland

The Silver Frog: NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION
cin. Mahmoud Kalari
dir. Asghar Farhadi

The Bronze Frog: WUTHERING HEIGHTS
cin. Robbie Ryan
dir. Andrea Arnold
POLISH FILMS COMPETITION
under patronage of Plus network operator

The Best Polish Film: SUICIDE ROOM
cin. Radosław Ładczuk
dir. Jan Komasa

*** *** ***

STUDENT ETUDES COMPETITION

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award - The Golden Tadpole: FINALE
cin. Balazs Revesz
dir. Balazs Simonyi
Fotografus Foundation and School for the Hungarian Film & Photography

The Silver Tadpole: NORMAL PEOPLE
cin. Nicolas Villegas Hernandez
dir. Piotr Złotorowicz
National Łódź Film School

The Bronze Tadpole: RAJU
cin. Sin Huh
dir. Max Zahle
Hamburg Media School
FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPETITION
under patronage of Discovery Networks CEEMEA

The Golden Frog - Grand Prix: DOCTORS
cin. Tomasz Wolski
dir. Tomasz Wolski

The Special Mention: BLINDING
cin. Steve Sanguedolce
dir. Steve Sanguedolce

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SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPETITION
under patronage of Discovery Networks CEEMEA

The Golden Frog - Grand Prix: PAPARAZZI
cin. Łukasz Żal, Piotr Bernaś
dir. Piotr Bernaś

The Special Mention: ARGENTINEAN LESSON
cin. Wojciech Staroń
dir. Wojciech Staroń
DIRECTORS' DEBUTS COMPETITION

The Best Director Debut: BREATHING
cin. Martin Gschlacht
dir. Karl Markovics
CINEMATOGRAPHERS' DEBUTS COMPETITION

The Best Cinematographer Debut: SUICIDE ROOM
cin. Radosław Ładczuk
dir. Jan Komasa
MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION

The Best Music Video: MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA "SIMPLE MATH"
cin. Jackson Hunt
dir. DANIELS

The Best Cinematography in a Music Video: DU "SO HOT"
cin. Karl Erik Brøndbo
dir. Karl Erik Brøndbo, Solfrid Kjets