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Dragon of Dragons

The Dragon of Dragons award is granted since 1998 by Krakow Film Foundation Programme Council to the makers of documentary and animated films, whose work had a significant influence on the development of the world cinema in these genres. Among the previous winners of the Dragon of Dragons award there are such renowned film makers as: Kazimierz Karabasz, Allan King, Albert Maysles, Werner Herzog, Stephen and Timothy Quay, Raoul Servais, Jerzy Kucia, Marcel Łoziński.

Winners

2022

Jarmo Jääskeläinen

1937-2022

Jarmo Jääskeläinen - Finnish journalist, producer and director of documentaries. Jääskeläinen began his studies at the Łódź Film School in 1965, then stayed in Poland for many years, documenting the turbulent events of the 1970s and the 1980s thoroughly and without any censorship. He continued his career in Finland as a director, producer, and teacher. He founded a Documentary Project on YLE TV2. In 1998 he was awarded the honorary title of professor and in 2011 a lifetime achievement award from the Finnish Television Academy.

The Dragon of Dragons by Bronisław Chromy
ph. Tomasz Korczyński
The Dragon of Dragons by Maciej Jurkowski Lukas
ph. Agnieszka Fiejka