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Prizes awarded at 43rd Polish Film Festival

Prizes awarded at 43rd Polish Film Festival
Main Competition

The Jury of 43rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, i.e.
  • Waldemar Krzystek (Chair),
  • Elżbieta Cherezińska,
  • Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak,
  • Dorota Kobiela,
  • Marcin Koszałka,
  • Rafał Listopad,
  • Joanna Napieralska,
  • Elwira Pluta,
  • Joanna Szymańska,
in the sitting of 21 September 2018, awarded the following prizes:

The Grand Prix of 43rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Golden Lions, for the best picture Cold War to director Paweł Pawlikowski and producers: Ewa Puszczyńska and Tanya Seghatchian.

Silver Lions of 43rd Polish Film Festival, for The Butler, to director Filip Bajon, and producers Olga Bieniek and Mirosław Piepka.

A Special Award of 43rd Polish Film Festival to director Wojciech Smarzowski for Clergy. Reasons: for the courage to explore a topic of particular importance to the public.

A Special Award of 43rd Polish Film Festival to director Marek Koterski for 7 Emotions. Reasons: for creating an original image of the world.

The following artists were awarded prizes for individual achievement:

Adrian Panek for directing in Werewolf

Jan Jakub Kolski for screenplay in Pardon

Agnieszka Smoczyńska for directing a feature-length début or career second film in Fugue

Jakub Kijowski for cinematography in Fugue, and Jacek Podgórski for cinematography in The Mute

Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz for music in Werewolf and The Butler

Jagna Janicka for production design in Clergy

Maciej Pawłowski, Mirosław Makowski for sound in Cold War

Jarosław Kamiński for editing in Cold War

Mira Wojtczak, Ewa Drobiec for make-up in The Butler

Monika Onoszko for costume design in Pardon

Aleksandra Konieczna for best actress in a supporting role in A Cat with a Dog

Olgierd Łukaszewicz for best actor in a supporting role in A Cat with a Dog

Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska for best actress in a leading role in Pardon

Adam Woronowicz for best actor in a leading role in The Butler

Visions Apart Competition

The Jury of Visions Apart Competition, i.e.

Piotr Dumała (Chair),

Łukasz Ronduda,

Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz,

on viewing the eight films selected for Visions Apart Competition, unanimously awarded the prize of Golden Claw to Nina, directed by Olga Chajdas, and produced by Dariusz Pietrykowski (FILM IT). Reasons: for a personal voice in artistic expression, exploration of a novel topic in Polish cinematography, and excellent filmmaking.

The Jury conferred a Special Jury Award on Monument, directed by Jagoda Szelc. Reasons: for a genuinely innovative film narration and relentless pursuit of her own artistic pathway.

At the Gala held at the Musical Theatre, Jerzy Skolimowski lifted Platinum Lions, the prize awarded by the Festival Organising Committee for lifetime achievement.

Audience Award, sponsored by Telewizja Kino Polska, was conferred on Wojciech Smarzowski for Clergy.

43rd Polish Feature Film Festival was held in Gdynia from 17 to 22 September.

The Festival Organisers are: the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Polish Film Institute, Polish Filmmakers Association, the Mayor of the City of Gdynia, the Governor of Pomerania Province; the co-organisers are: Telewizja Polska, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the National Centre for Culture. The Main Sponsor of 43rd PFFF is PKO Bank Polski.

The Strategic Partner is BMG Goworowski, an authorised dealership of Mercedes-Benz. The Main Partners: PKP Intercity, Dr Irena Eris, Gdynia Culture Centre, Reserved. The Red Carpet Partners are Vistula and Orushka. The National Media Partners are: Telewizja Polska, Rzeczpospolita, Elle, Gala, Miesięcznik Kino, Onet, Polish Radio One, Polish Radio Three, Super Express. The Local Media Partners are: Dziennik Bałtycki, Radio Gdańsk, Rzeczpospolita, Życie Regionów, Trojmiasto.pl and Telewizja Gdańsk.