KFF INDUSTRY: ANIMATED IN POLAND AND DOC LAB POLAND AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Three pitching sessions took place during this year’s edition of KFF Industry: Animated in Poland – for Polish animated projects in production – and, co-organised with Doc Lab Poland, Docs to Start and Docs to Go! – for Polish documentary projects in development and in postproduction. The awards for the best presentations were announced at Yesterday’s Industry Awards Gala.
ANIMATED IN POLAND AWARDS
In Animated in Poland Pitching three awards funded by our partners – Sound Mind Studio, Fixafilm i Crew United were – went to new winners.
The first award was funded KFF Industry partner – Sound Mind Studio, a sound post-production studio founded by Michał Fojcik – a recognized sound director, member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) association, responsible for the sound of such films as: “Gods”, “The Red Spider”, “The Art of Loving” and “The Coldest Game”.SOUND MIND STUDIO ANIMATED IN POLAND BEST PITCH AWARD – a coupon for 10 days of sound postproduction in Sound Mind studio run by Michał Fojcik got the project „Magda”, dir. Adela Kaczmarek – Siwińska, prod. Letko
This is the second time the award for the Best Pitch has been sponsored by Fixafilm a Dolby Vision certified postproduction facility based in Warsaw (Poland) with branches in Los Angeles (USA) and Canberra (Australia). Fixafilm offers a full range of post production service e andhas post-produced Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021), Hopper/Welles (2020), My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020), Systrar 1968 (2018), Menashe (2017), The Persian Connection (2016) Yarden (2016) and restored over 220 productions, including classic films of masters like Peter Weir, Sergei Parajanov, Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Zulawski, and Dario ArgentoFIXAFILM ANIMATED IN POLAND BEST PITCH AWARD – a coupon for image post-production services worth PLN 10 000 founded by Fixafilm went to the project „The Miracle”, dir. Ewa Borysewicz, prod. Letko
The third founder was Crew United, an international networking platform for filmmakers. Crew United is not only a European platform with over 40 thousand active users and a database with information on almost 250 thousand European filmmakers, 115 thousand actors and actresses, 60 thousand AV companies, but also an attentive and active partner of professional organizations in many European countries.SPECIAL MENTION CREW UNITED – a 5-years’ Premium membership to Crew United platform for the director and producer of the awarded project for the project „Conjunction”, dir. Marta Magnuska, prod. Animoon
It was the 10th edition of Pitching Animated in Poland this year, the first one was organized in collaboration with the magazine “Shortcut” during the 53rd Krakow Film Festival, in May 2013. As every year, the presentations were preceded by consultations and a pitching techniques workshop led by Wim Vanacker, a member of the selection committee for the short film competition at Cannes IFF. This year 8 projects were presented. Animated in Poland
DOCS TO START AWARDS
Docs to Start is a part of the DOC LAB POLAND programme and presents Polish documentary film projects in the development stage. This year there were 4 main awards and 3 honorable mentions:
HBO Max Award – 10 000 PLN in cash went to the project INSURANCE AGAINST METEORITES dir. and prod. Natalia Śliwowska and Jorik Amit Galama
ORKA Award – image postproduction services worth of 20 000 PLN got the project THE PERFECT DATE dir. Małgorzata Goliszewska prod Agnieszka Skalska / ZPR MEDIA / KOI STUDIO
FIXAFILM Award – image postproduction services worth of 15 000 PLN got the project TENDERNESS OF TRANSIENCE dir Mateusz Mularski prod Joanna Zielińska / BIG WAVE FILMS
MX35 Award – film equipment rental services worth of 10 000 PLN went the project A HOLE IN THE WALL dir. Arjun Talwar prod Karolina Śmigiel / UNI-SOLO STUDIO
DOK Leipzig Special Mention – invitation to Co‐pro Meetings in Leipzig for the project A HOLE IN THE WALL dir Arjun Talwar prod Karolina Śmigiel / UNI-SOLO STUDIO
Institute of Documentary Film Special Mention – invitation to East Doc Platform for the project TOWARDS THE SUN dir. Agnieszka Kokowska prod Justyna Ziemkiewicz, Sławomir Richert / WARSAW PRODUCTION TEAM
Polish Docs Pro Special Mention – support of international promotion and invitation to one of the key world documentary industry event for the project GO&SEE dir. Julia Kuzka prod Małgorzata Małysa / FURIA FILM
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DOCS TO GO! AWARDS
As part of Docs To Go, a presentation of Polish documentary film projects in post-production preceded by DOC LAB POLAND workshops, four main prizes and two honorable mentions were awarded:
SMAKJAM Award – image postproduction services worth of 25 000 PLN went to the project THE COAL DAUGHTER dir. Aneta Nowicka prod Jacek Kucharski / TRAFIK
ORKA Award – image postproduction services worth of 20 000 PLN went to the project SIGNS OF MR. PLUM dir. Urszula Morga, Bartosz Mikołajczyk, prod. Stanisław Zaborowski, Jan Borowiec / SILVER FRAMEORKA Award – image postproduction services worth of 20 000 PLN got the project FEAR OUT OF HEAD dir. Grzegorz Brzozowski, prod.Natalia Grzegorzek / KOSKINO CAFE OLE Award – sound postproduction services worth of 10 000 PLN got the project HASAN’S JOY dir. Natalia Pietsch, Grzegorz Piekarski prod Katarzyna Kostecka / LARMO Institute of Documentary Film Special Mention – invitation to East Doc Platform for the HASAN’S JOY dir. Natalia Pietsch, Grzegorz Piekarski prod Katarzyna Kostecka / LARMO The Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation Special Mention – invitation Co‐pro Meetings in Leipzig for the project FACES OF AGATA dir. Małgorzata Kozera prod Maria Krauss / PLESNAR & KRAUSS FILMS
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This year 18 projects took part in the third session of the DOC LAB POLAND workshops that ended with pitching sessions under the auspices of KFF Industry during the 62nd Krakow Film Festival. Tutors who prepared the participants to the public presentation of their projects were: Jacek Bławut, Lidia Duda, Hanka Kastelicová, Paweł Łoziński, Tracie Holder, Adriek van Nieuwenhuiyzen, Paul Pauwels, Małgorzata Świderska, Anna Wydra, Barbara Orlicz-Szczypuła, Martijn J. te Pas, Agnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska, Rada Sesic, Katarzyna Wilk.