Laureates of the 17. CINEMAFORUM, Jan Machulski Awards and 2. SCRIPT WARS

Jury of the Main Competition of the CINEMAFORUM – 17. International Short Film Festival consists of:

  • Janusz Zaorski – director, scriptwriter (Chairman of the Jury),
  • Zofia Horszczaruk – sales agent,
  • Joanna Szymańska – film producer,
  • Marianna Zydek – actress,
  • Mikołaj Łebkowski – cameraman,

after watching 23 films in the Competition, decided to award following prizes:

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • „FRY DAY”, dir. Laura Moss
    (prod. Valerie Steinberg, Brendan O’Brien / USA),

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • „SHADOW ANIMALS”, dir. Jerry Carlsson
    (prod. Verket Produktion / Szweden),

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • „BONOBO”, dir. Zoel Aeschbacher
    (prod. Salaud Morisset Production – François Morisset / Szwitzerland),

GRAND PRIX
in amount 5 000 PLN, finansed by the City of Warsaw:

  • „WYRM”, dir. Christopher Winterbauer
    (prod. USC – Faissal Sam Shaib / USA).

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Independet Film Academi consists of:

  • Natalia Grzegorzek – film producer,
  • Anna Wróblewska – university lecturer, publicist, journalist, culture manager,
  • Grzegorz Fortuna – film critic, film distributor,
  • Rafał Listopad – film editor,
  • Krzysztof Spór – journalist, promoter and animator of film culture,

after watching 22 films nominated to Jan Machulski Independent Film Awards (edition 2018) decided to award following films and authors:

in category „Best film”:

  • „KOMUNIA”, dir. Anna Zamecka,

in category „Best direction”:

  • Damian Kocur for film „NIC NOWEGO POD SŁOŃCEM”,

in category „Best screenplay”:

  • Tomasz Gąssowski for film „BARAŻ”, dir. Tomasz Gąssowski,

in category „Best pictures”:

  • Weronika Bilska for film „WIĘZI”, dir. Zofia Kowalewska,

in category „Best editing”:

  • Magdalena Chowańska for film „NAJPIĘKNIEJSZE FAJERWERKI EVER”, dir. Aleksandra Terpińska,

in category „Best actress”:

  • Marta Kosińska for film „POLA”, dir. Edyta Rembała,

in category „Best actor”:

  • Jacek Borusiński for film „BARAŻ”, dir. Tomasz Gąssowski,

in category „Best documentary”:

  • „WIĘZI”, dir. Zofia Kowalewska,

in category „Best animation”:

  • „GYROS DANCE”, dir. Piotr Loc Hoang Ngoc.

Award for all activities for young cinema in Poland received Michał Oleszczyk.

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Jury of the 2. edition of SCRIPT WARS – Mazovian Script Competition consists of:

  • Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik,
  • Michał Oleszczyk,
  • Krzysztof Szpetmański,
  • Anna Spisz,
  • Ada Bogdziewicz,

after reading 15 screenplays decided to award following authors:

Mention:

  • Jędrzej Napiecek za scenariusz: „Król, który uciekł”,

Third Award in amount 5 000 PLN:

  • Kamila Tarabura and Maciej Kazula for script „Mokradełko”,

Second Award ex aequo in amount 5 000 PLN:

  • Agnieszka Dąbrowska for script: „Za duży na bajki”,
  • Magdalena Załęcka for script: “Dlaczego ludzie łysieją i trwają przy sobie”,

Grand Prix in amount 15 000 PLN:

  • Magdalena Zarębska-Węgrzyn for script: „Do granicy możliwości”.

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CINEMAFORUM is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Warsaw Capital City.

Festival is accompanying by film education programes cofinanced by: ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union,  Program Unii Europejskiej ERASMUS+, the Office of the “Niepodlegla” Program for 2017-2022 whithin the framework of the “Niepodległa” Grants Program, and Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland.

Partners of the Festival are: Goethe-Institut in WarsawBritish Council in PolandMazovia Warsaw Film CommissionMazovia Culture Institute, Warsaw Film School and oraz Austrian Forum of Culture.

Organizer of the Festival is FILMFORUM.