Winners of the 42nd Polish Film Festival
The Jury of the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia composed of:
Jerzy Antczak – Chairman of the Jury
awarded the following prizes:
THE GRAND PRIX of the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia “Golden Lions” for the best film “SILENT NIGHT” goes to the director PIOTR DOMALEWSKI and the producers: JERZY KAPUŚCIŃSKI, EWA JASTRZĘBSKA, JACEK BROMSKI.
THE “SILVER LIONS” AWARD of the 42nd Polish Film Festival for the film „BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI” goes to the director and producer JOANNA KOS KRAUZE and the director KRZYSZTOF KRAUZE.
AGNIESZKA HOLLAND i KASIA ADAMIK for directing in the film “SPOOR”
JAGODA SZELC for screenplay of the film “TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY”
JAGODA SZELC for directing debut in the film “TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY”
LENNERT HILLEGE for the photography in the film “BETWEEN WORDS”
SANDRO DI STEFANO for music in the film “THE MAN WITH THE MAGIC BOX”
MAREK WARSZEWSKI for art direction in the film “THE BEST”
MIROSŁAW MAKOWSKI, MACIEJ PAWŁOWSKI, JAN SCHERMER for sound in the film “BETWEEN WORDS”
KATARZYNA LEŚNIAK for editing in the film “BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI”
JANUSZ KALEJA for make-up in the film “SPOOR”
AGATA CULAK for costumes in the film “RECONCILIATION”
KAMILA KAMIŃSKA for professional acting debut in the film “THE BEST”
MAGDALENA POPŁAWSKA as an actress in the secondary role in the film “PANICK ATTACK”
ŁUKASZ SIMLAT as an actor in the secondary role in the film “AMOK”
JOWITA BUDNIK i ELIANE UMUHIRE as actresses in the leading roles in the film “BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI”
DAWID OGRODNIK as actor in the leading role in the film "SILENT NIGHT"
Visions Apart Competition
The Jury of the Visions Apart Competition composed of:
Lech Majewski – Chairman of the Jury
awarded the Golden Claw Award for the film “PHOTON” to the director NORMANOWI LETO and the producers: PIOTR GALON and DANIEL MARKOWICZ.
During the Gala in the Musical Theatre, Platinum Lions, the award granted by the Organizing Committee of the Festival for the entirety of creative work, went to the director and film, theatre and television screenwriter, Jerzy Gruza.
The Audience Award funded by Telewizja Kino Polska went to Łukasz Palkowski, director of the film “THE BEST”.
The 42nd Polish Film Festival was held in Gdynia from 18th to 23rd September 2017.
Main Sponsors of the 42nd Polish Film Festival: PKO Bank Polski, PKN ORLEN. Organisers: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Polish Film Institute, Polish Filmmakers Association, Marshal of the Pomeranian Province, President of the City of Gdynia. Co-organisers: Telewizja Polska SA, HBO Polska, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Ministry of Economic Development.