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Krakow Film Festival awards

JURY VERDICTS

 

INTERNATIONAL
DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

 

Having seen all the competition films, the
International Documentary Competition Jury of the 52nd Krakow Film Festival
consisting of:
Jacek Bławut
the chairman
(Poland),
Luciano Barisone (Switzerland), Hedva Goldschmidt (Israel), Truls Lie (Norway),
Peter Torbiörnsson (Sweden)
have decided to award:

 

GOLDEN HORN for the Director of the Best Film - Peter Gerdehag, the director of WOMEN WITH COWS (Sweden), which
depicts the spirit of love and will of the protagonist, who celebrates life and
lives in harmony with nature. The visual poetic treatment of director and
cinematographer Peter Gerdehag is exquisite in his love for and loyalty to a
vision.

 

SILVER HORN for the Director of the Best Medium-Length
Documentary
- Ida Grøn, the director of THE KID AND THE CLOWN (Denmark), depicting children’s
fight for life and how the clown consumed their fear, which in itself is
stronger than cinema.  

SILVER HORN for the Director
of the Best Feature-Length Documentary
-
David Fisher, the director of SIX MILLION AND ONE (Israel/Germany/Austria), which is an exemplary portrayal of what happens to the children of a Holocaust
victim who visits the places from his past. The story of denial.

 

SPECIAL MENTION:

 

THIS MAN IS A MULTI-LAYERED CAKE directed by Patricia Mortagne (France).

 

 

THE AWARD OF THE POLISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS
(PSC)
for the best cinematography in the documentary film,
founded by Studio Produkcyjne ORKA -
Wojciech Staroń (Poland) for cinematography to ENTANGLED - because it depicts of what it is like for the two protagonists to be
stuck in their obsessions while wandering through the labyrinth of human
passions.

 

 

The FIPRESCI (International
Federation of Film Critics) Jury
at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival, consisting of:

Katia Bayer (Belgium), Giovanni Ottone (Italy),
Mirosław Przylipiak (Poland),
have decided
unanimously to award the film

THE FLAT
directed by
Arnon Goldfinger (Israel, Germany)

 

 

The Student Jury for Documentary
Competition
consisting of: Paulina Haratyk, Karolina Stankiewicz and Krzysztof Siwoń

have decided to award the film MOTHERLAND OR DEATH directed
by Vitaly Mansky (Russia)-  for depicting the reality and
temperament of Cuba and its residents in accordance with Russian spirit.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL
SHORT FILM COMPETITION

 

Having seen all the competition films, the International Short Film
Competition Jury of the 52nd Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Marcel
Łoziński– the chairman (Poland),
Oxana
Cherkasova (Russia
), Alessandro Marcionni (Switzerland),
Torene Svitil (USA), Kaveh Tehrani (Norway) have decided to award the following
prizes:

 

GOLDEN DRAGON for the Director of the Best Film - Alex Lora, the director of ODYSSEUS’
GAMBIT
(USA/Spain)-

for showing the problem of the Third World in all its
complexity.

 

SILVER DRAGON for the Director of the Best Documentary Film - Marius Iacob,
the director of 24 BUCKETS, 7 MICE, 18 YEARS (Romania)-
for not agreeing with the violations of intimacy of the people living on
the margins of ordinary life.

 

SILVER DRAGON for the Director of the Best Animated Film - Ülo Pikkov, the director
of BODY MEMORY (Estonia)-
for exceptionally
original and yet metaphorical portrayal of Holocaust.

 

SILVER DRAGON for the Director of the Best Short Fiction Film - Attila Till,
the director of BEAST (Hungary)-
for the ability to portray a brutal situation with the courage that is
rarely seen in cinema.

 

SPECIAL MENTION:

FREESTYLE LIFE, directed by Adam  Palenta (Poland)- for his sensitivity
and respect for the protagonists and in dealing with such a delicate subject.

 

 

PRIX EFA for the Best European Film
(nomination to the European Film Award 2012 in the short film category) for VILLA
ANTROPOFF
, directed by Vladimir Leschiov and Kaspar Jancis (Latvia/Estonia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FICC (International
Federation of Film Societies) Jury
at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival, consisting of:

Veit Geldner (Germany), Sankar Kumar Pal (India), Szymon
Stemplewski (Poland)
has decided to give the Don
Quichote Award
for the film
TUBA ATLANTIC, directed by Hallvar Witzø (Norway), which is
not a black comedy, but a magical surrealistic trip around what’s really
essential for us: are we able to keep fighting, able to trust, to forgive, to
listen to each other?

 

 

The Student Jury for Short Film Competition consisting of: Lucyna Adamska,
Mateusz Góra and Artur Zaborski 

has decided to award the film THE CHRONICLE OF
OLDRICH S.
directed by Rudolf Šmid (Czech Republic) for his
incredible view of history, filled with humour and irony, and for the vividness
of the image that proves his limitless imagination.

 

 

 

NATIONAL
COMPETITION

 

Having watched all the competition films, the National Competition Jury
of the 52nd Krakow Film Festival, consisting of:
Michał Kwieciński– the chairman, Marcin Giżycki, Magnus von Horn, Tomek Sikora and
Tomasz Wolski has decided to award:

GOLDEN HOBBY-HORSE for the Director of
the Best Film - Lidia Duda, the director of ENTANGLED, for taking
up a difficult subject and finding the appropriate form for it

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the Director of
the Best Documentary Film -
Jacek Piotr
Bławut
, the director of LONELINESS OF SOUND

 

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the Director of
the Best Animated Film
- Paweł Dębski, the director of
LUMBERJACK

 

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the Director
of the Best Fiction Film
- Tato Kotetishvili, the director of
WATERMELON

 

SPECIAL MENTION:

 

HARBOUR OF HOPE, directed by Magnus  Gertten (Poland/Sweden)

 

 

The President of TVP S.A. (Polish Television) Award for the Best Directing - Piotr Szczepanowicz, the director of

THE RAILWAY WATCHMAN

 

The President of TVP S.A (Polish Television) Award for the Best Cinematography - Wojciech Staroń, for cinematography
to ENTANGLED

 

The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers
Award
- Adam Palenta the director of FREESTYLE LIFE,

 

The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award for the Best Film Editing - Stefan Paruch, the editor of the film
MY HOUSE WITHOUT ME

 

Maciej Szumowski Award for remarkable social awareness founded by the
National Broadcasting Council - Jacek Petrycki, the director of MY
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

 

The Award for the Best Short and Documentary Films Producer in Poland founded by the Polish Audiovisual Producers
Chamber of Commerce (KIPA) -  Piotr Furmankiewicz from FUMI
Studio
for the film LUMBERJACK

 

 

 

The Student Jury for National
Competition
, consisting of: Ewelina Leszczyńska, Barbara Rusinek, Roman Husarski
have decided to award WALK directed by Filip Jacobson (Poland),
for the ability to convey universal human truths in a subtle and non-pushy way,
that at the same time are able to intensely enter the viewer’s mind.

 

52nd
Krakow Film Festival / 52. Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy /  28.05. -
03.06.2012

 

 

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