The Winners of the 54th Krakow Film Festival

31st May, 2014


phot. Tomasz Korczyński

phot. Tomasz Korczyński

JURY VERDICTS

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION DocFilmMusic

Having seen all the competition films, the DocFilmMusic Jury consisting of: Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz   – Chairman (Poland), Dick Fontaine (UK), Peter Rippl (Germany) have decided to award:

GOLDEN HEYNAL for the Director of the Best Film to Amanda Sans and Miquel Galofré, the directors of SONGS OF REDEMPTION (Jamaica/Spain).

SPECIAL MENTION:
Chelsea McMullan for the film MY PRAIRIE HOME (Canada)

The Student Jury for DocFilmMusic consisting of: Anita Bugajska, Maja Korbecka, Ula Szanduła have decided to award the film RAP IS WAR directed by Jesse Acevedo (Cuba/USA). Many films in the competition familiarize us with music that has passed. Our Award goes to a film which demonstrates that music still has a great power. People on Cuba are afraid to speak up but are not scared to sing together with Los Albaneos. Rap es Guerra.


INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Having seen all the competition films, the International Documentary Competition Jury consisting of: Wojciech Staroń - Chairman (Poland), Marc Isaacs (UK), Krzysztof Kwiatkowski (Poland), Pau Montagud (Mexico), Marat Sargsyan (Lithuania)  have decided to award:

GOLDEN HORN for the Director of the Best Film funded by the President of Telewizja Polska SA – Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski, the directors of DOMINO EFFECT (Poland, Germany).

SILVER HORN
for the Director of the Best Medium-Length Documentary – Dan Wasserman, the director of DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE? (Israel).

SILVER HORN for the Director of the Best Feature-Length Documentary – Talal Derki, the director of RETURN TO HOMS (Syria, Germany).

SPECIAL MENTIONS:
Jaap van Hoewijk for the film KILLING TIME (The Netherlands)
Alina Rudnitskaya for the film BLOOD (Russia)

THE AWARD OF THE POLISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS (PSC) for the best cinematography funded by The Chimney Pot to Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski for the film DOMINO EFFECT (Poland, Germany).

The FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Jury consisting of: Pierre-Simon Gutman (France), István Szathmáry (Hungary), Tonci Valentic (Croatia) have decided to award the film BORDERS directed by Jacqueline van Vugt (The Netherlands) for the sweep of its visions on a situation too well-known, facing it by including all the perspectives and points of view.

The Student Jury for Documentary Competition consisting of: Magdalena Ciesielska, Kamil Kalbarczyk, Mateusz Kicka have decided to award the film RETURN TO HOMS directed by Talal Derki (Syria, Germany).


INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Having seen all the competition films, the International Short Film Competition Jury consisting of: Wojciech Marczewski – Chairman (Poland), Giannalberto Bendazzi (Italy), Illia Gladshtein (Ukraine), Katrine Kiilgaard (Denmark), Cinzia Spironello (Italy) have decided to award the following prizes:

GOLDEN DRAGON for the Director of the Best Film – Jerzy Kucia, the director of FUGUE FOR CELLO, TRUMPET AND LANDSCAPE (Poland).

SILVER DRAGON for the Director of the Best Documentary Film – Juliette Touin, the director of THE BIG HOUSE (Cuba).

SILVER DRAGON for the Directors of the Best Animated Film – Stephen Irwin, the directors of THE OBVIOUS CHILD (UK).

SILVER DRAGON for the Director of the Best Short Fiction Film – Mat Kirkby, the director of THE PHONE CALL (UK).

SPECIAL MENTIONS:
Raúl de la Fuente for the film MINERITA (Spain/Bolivia)
Lidia Sheinin for the film MOM (Russia)

PRIX EFA 2014 for the Best European Film (nomination to the European Film Award in the short film category) for SUMMER 2014, directed by Wojciech Sobczyk (Poland).

The FICC (International Federation of Film Societies) Jury
consisting of: Jan Jankowiak – Chairman (Poland), Tea Gabidzashvili (Georgia), Tapesh Sharma (India) have decided to give the Don Quichote Award for the film LUX AETERNA, directed by Carlos Tribiño Mamby (Columbia)

The Student Jury for Short Film Competition consisting of: Lucyna Adamska, Aleksandra Koźmińska, Krzysztof Siwoń  have decided to award the film THROUGH THE HAWTHORN directed by Anna Benner, Pia Borg, and Gemma Burditt (UK) for capturing the complexity of human perception and psyche through diverse yet harmonious formal solutions.


NATIONAL COMPETITION
Having seen all the competition films, the National Competition Jury consisting of: Jerzy Śladkowski – Chairman, Filip Dzierżawski, Piotr Lenar, Irena Strzałkowska, Zbigniew Żmudzki have decided to award:

GOLDEN HOBBY-HORSE for the Director of the Best Film funded by the President of the Polish Film Association – Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski for the film DOMINO EFFECT (Poland, Germany)

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the Director of the Best Documentary Film – Jan P. Matuszyński, the director of DEEP LOVE (Poland).

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the Director of the Best Animated Film – Piotr Dumała, the director of HIPPOS (Poland).

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the Director of the Best Fiction Film – Kacper Lisowski, the director of FATHER’S DAY (Poland).

SPECIAL MENTIONS:
Vahram Mkhitaryan for the film MILKY BROTHER (Poland)
Tomek Ducki for the film BATHS (Poland)

The Award of the Polish Filmmakers Association for the best film editing – Agnieszka Glińska, Wojciech Zamecznik, Adam Palenta for the film HOUSE ON ITS HEAD (dir. Adam Palenta)

Maciej Szumowski Award for remarkable social awareness funded by the National Broadcasting Council – Paweł Łoziński for the film WERKA.

The Award for the Best Short and Documentary Films Producer in Poland funded by the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce (KIPA) – Joanna Szymańska and Wajda Studio for the film MILKY BROTHER.

The Student Jury for National Competition, consisting of: Tytus Gołuński, Kaja Łuczyńska, Urszula Wolak have decided to award DEEP LOVE directed by Jan P. Matuszyński.

Audience Award for the best competition film funded by Magazyn Filmowy SFP to ONCE MY MOTHER directed by Sophia Turkiewicz.

DRAGON FORUM
HBO DRAGON FORUM AWARD for the film project ICON directed by Wojciech Kasperski

DOCS TO GO!

DOK.INCUBATOR recognition for the best pitch: K2 PASSAGE directed by Eliza Kubarska
 

 

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