Photo from the movie "Goran the Camel Man", dir. and DoP Marcin Lesisz

In Wroclaw this year's edition of the International Film Festival T-Mobile New Horizons ended. Among the winners were students and graduates of the Faculty of Radio and Television.

In “Zoom” Competition the award for best film was received by Marcin Lesisz, student of WRiTV, for a documentary Goran the Camel Man. Special Award in the same competition was granted to the creator of the video clip Tu do, where Mariusz Rychłowski, also a student of WRiTV, was a cinematographer.

The winner of the script competition organized on the occasion of the Year of Kieślowski was Aleksandra Terpińska, a graduate of the Faculty of Radio and Television. The jury chaired by Krzysztof Zanussi awarded her for the script. A competition for the script of a short film inspired by Blind Chance, organized by the Television Kino Polska, Film Studio TOR, Munk Studio-SFP and the National Chamber of Audiovisual Producers and announced in March, was one of the elements of the celebration of the Year of Kieślowski. The winning script will be sent to production.

Full list of winners of the festival New Horizons is available on its official website.

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Photo from the movie "Man Night", dir. Małgorzata Suwała, DoP Adsam Zapała

In Wrocław, today starts the 16th edition of the International Film Festival T-Mobile New Horizons. As every year, several short films, realized at the Faculty of Radio and Television found their way to the Competition of Polish Short Films. This year are:

  • Arkansas, dir. Sebastian Drożak, DoP Igor Połaniewicz
  • Lockjaw, dir. Kordian Kądziela, DoP Michał Pukowiec
  • Man Night, dir. Małgorzata Suwała, DoP Adam Zapała

In the case of the film Man Night its screening in Wrocław will be a world premiere.
Films, realized at the Faculty of Radio and Television were in the past repeatedly presented and awarded at the festival New Horizons. In 2012, the feature etude Echo by Marcin Filipowicz was awarded the Grand Prix in the Polish Short Film Competition, and in 2015 the film America, directed by Aleksandra Terpińska, was awarded the Special Prize in the Zoom Competition.

More information about this year's festival can be found on its official website.

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Photo from the movie "The Return", dir. Damian Kocur, DoP Kacper Sędzielewski

Film The Return, produced by the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television, received Special Mentions in the competition Film Young Poland, which took place during the 20th Festival "Summer with Muses" in Nowogard. This is the first award for the film directed by Damian Kocur and with Kacper Sędzielewski as a DoP, whose premiere was held in June at the Krakow Film Festival.

The main character of The Return goes on her first, thirty-hour pass from prison. At home there are her husband and a several-year-old son waiting for her. Everything is set – during her pass the three of them are going to leave the country. However, before the escape Ania decides to settle accounts with the past.

The Festival “Summer with Muses” finished on July 17. More information about the event can be found under the link.

Photo from the movie "What I Want", dir. and DoP Damian Kocur

On July 9 in Radom the 9th edition of the Polish National Film Encounters Intimate Summer finished. During the festival in the competition participated, among others, films produced at the Faculty of Radio and Television. During the closing ceremony of the festival the nominations for next year's edition of the Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards were announced. Two nominations were given to the films, produced by the Faculty of Radio and Television:

  • for Best Picture Bartosz Bieniek was nomintated for his cinematography in the film America by Aleksandra Terpińska;
  • for Best Actor the nomintation was granted to Ariel Makara for his role in What I Want by Damian Kocur.

For more information about the Awards of the Jan Machulski Polish Independent Cinema see the link.

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Photo from the movie "Disorder", dir. Julian Tałandziewicz, DoP Maciej Kwaśniewski

On Sunday, July 3 in Łagów the 45th edition of the Lubuskie Film Summer - the oldest festival of feature films in Poland – has finished. Jury of the Short Film Competition including of Wanda Mirowska (chairperson), Tomasz Broda and Istvan Krasztel awarded the Silver Grape to the filmmakers of Disorder, produced at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television. This is the first award for the film directed by Julian Tałandziewicz and with photos of Maciej Kwaśniewski, which actually had its premiere in Łagów.

A complete list of winners can be found at the Lubuskie Film Summer website.