POLISH PRODUCTIONS AWARDED AT KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
61st edition of Krakow Film Festival has finished. We already know all of the laureates. They include: “Walk with Angels” by Tomasz Wysokiński, “A Little Bit of Paradise” by Andrzej Cichocki, "1970" by Tomasz Wolski, “First Last Summer” by Nastazja Gonera and "Dog's Field" by Michalina Musialik.
The awards ceremony of the 61st Krakow Film Festival, hosted by Łukasz Wojtusik, was attended by representatives of the film industry and cinema lovers from all over the world. One of the most important awards of the festival – the audience award granted by the Film Magazine of the Polish Filmmakers Association went to Anna Kokoszka-Romer and Mateusz Kudła’s film “Polański, Horowitz. Hometown”.
Tomasz Wysokiński was the undisputed winner of the festival with his film “Walk with Angels” receiving the highest award – the Golden Hobby-Horse “for being an honest guide through the heart of darkness, professionalism in storytelling, conscious narration through a ruthless, distant world and a film that is hard to stop thinking about”. The documentary was also recognised for its music by Paweł Mykietyn, for its production – the Polish Producers Alliance Award for Piotr Kobus and Agnieszka Drewno (Mañana) – and received the Krakow Film Festival’s recommendation for the European Film Award.
The jury chaired by Jan P. Matuszyński awarded the Silver Hobby-Horses in the national competition to Tomasz Wolski for the feature-length documentary “1970”, Andrzej Cichocki for the short documentary “A Little Bit of Paradise” (also winning the Polish Society of Cinematographers award for best cinematography), Michalina Musialik, author of the animated film “Dog’s Field”, and Nastazja Gonera for the short film “First Last Summer”.
The award of the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association for best film editing went to Zbigniew Czapla for “On Time”.
The Maciej Szumowski Award for Remarkable Social Awareness funded by Medicine went to Marek Gajczak for “Nature is My Homeland” for “broadening the field of social sensitivity to include a deep coexistence with nature and for bringing out the importance of poetry and art in building modern ecological awareness”.
A list of all awarded films can be found at festival website.