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36th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia announces awards

Festival in Gdynia is primarily the showcase of Polish cinema - the best films of the year, the most influential filmmakers, vital topics. Modernity meets here in a dialogue with history: new generations of filmmakers are confronted with the masters, and new generations of critics reinterpret the classics of Polish cinema. In this year edition the Main Competition involved 12 titles of which the descriptions I am sending enclosed.

The Jury of 36th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia that took place in June 6th – 11th have decided to award the following:

THE GRAND AWARD "THE GOLDEN LIONS" for the best film "Essential Killing" directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

THE GRAND AWARD "THE GOLDEN LIONS" for the producers of the best film "Essential Killing" - Ewa Piaskowska i Jerzy Skolimowski

THE PRIZE ”SILVER LIONS” for the film ”Suicide Room” directed by Jan Komasa

THE PRIZE ”SILVER LIONS” for the producers of the film ”Suicide Room” - Jerzy Kapuściński / KADR STUDIO

SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY for the film ”Mill and The Cross” directed by Lech Majewski


BEST DIRECTING: Jerzy Skolimowski for ”Essential Kiling”
BEST SCREENPLAY: Janusz Margański, Greg Zgliński for ”Courage”
BEST DIRECTING DEBUT OR THE SECOND FILM: ex aequo Bartosz Konopka “Fear of Falling” and Greg Zgliński “Courage”
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Roma Gąsiorowska for performance in ”My Name is Ki” dir. Leszek Dawid
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Marcin Dorociński for performance in “Rose” by Wojciech Smarzowski
BEST ACTING DEBUT: Katarzyna Zawadzka for performance in ”In The Name of The Devil” dir. Barbara Sass-Zdort
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Adam Sikora for cinematography ”Essential Killing” dir. Jerzy Skolimowski
BEST MUSIC: Paweł Mykietyn for music ”Essential Killing” dir. Jerzy Skolimowski
BEST ART DIRECTION: Katarzyna Sobańska for art direction ”The Mill and The Cross” dir. Lech Majewski
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Gabriela Muskała for performance in ”Courage” dir. Greg Zgliński
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Marian Dziędziel for performance in “The Mole” dir. Rafael Lewandowski
BEST SOUND: ex aequo “Suicide Room” Bartosz Putkiewicz and “The Mill and The Cross” Lech Majewski and Zbigniew Malecki
BEST EDITING: Reka Lemehenyi and Maciej Pawliński for editing in the film ”Essential Killing” dir. Jerzy Skolimowski
BEST COSTUMES: Dorota Roqueplo for costumes ”Suicide Room” and “The Mill and The Cross”
BEST MAKE-UP: Janusz Kaleja for make-up ”Fear of Falling” dir. Bartosz Konopka

SPECIAL MENTION for Antoni Krauze and his film “Black Thursday” for his unique and passionate contribution to national awareness and for creating faithful and uncompromising record of an important historic event.

THE JOURNALIST’S AWARD went to the “Rose” by Wojciech Smarzowski.

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