At the New Cinema Festival in Nowy Sącz, which ended on Saturday, our productions were awarded:

The Silver Sendivogius Award went to Damian Kocur (DoP Robert Lis, prod. Tomasz Kiełbasa) for the film Nothing New Under the Sun for the Buddhist smile of the hero.

The Bronze Sendivogius Award went to Kuba Radej (DoP Józefina Gocman, prod. Martyna Dobrowolska) for the film Sweet home Czyżewo for a bittersweet look at Poland.

Awarded has been also the independent production of our students "Bogdan and Róża", dir. Milena Dutkowska (prod. Grzegorz Grabowski, Joanna Śniegucka). The Photo Sendivogius Award was awarded to Igor Kazimierz Połaniewicz for the cohesion of picture with the story and fantastic portraits.

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Photo by dr hab. Ryszard Czernow

The new building of our faculty was nominated for the prestigious Fundació Mies van der Rohe award. The award was funded by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Miesa van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona. It has been awarded since 1987 every two years to completed projects. Conceptual, technical and constructional values are assessed. The award is called after Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a German architect, precursor of modern architecture.
Among the winners there were among others project of Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmony in Szczecin by Alberto Veiga & Fabrizio Barozzi.

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A new drama by Jarosław Świerszcz, a native citizen of Chorzów, was written on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of granting the royal rights to Królewska Huta. On October 6, in the Chorzów Cultural Center, the first public reading of the play took place, and was performed by Barbara Lubos, Olgierd Łukaszewicz and Andrzej Mastalerz.

The stage is the interior of a small antiquarian shop, or rather a store with "antiques" which are several in the city in its various districts; usually sad and poor. Many times I have wondered who are the people opening such places. Art lovers? Junk merchants with ambitions? Or maybe they just love it and would not be able to live without collecting, displaying in display cases, selling, exchanging for other ordinary and strangest things; covered with dust, patina, cracked, forgotten, and by these merchants somehow miraculously resurrected to life and use. Is this a good deal? Because I know – writes Ingmar Villqist. That's how the story told by him begins...

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In this year's edition of the Quebec City Film Festival in the short film competition the films were evaluated by a three-member Jury composed of Charlotte Aubin, Iannicko N'Doua and Alexandre Isabelle, who decided to award the Dust directed by Jakub Radej (DoP Józefina Gocman, prod. Krystyna Dobrzańska).

Founded in 2011, the Québec City Film Festival (QCFF) is a non-profit charity that strives to offer film enthusiasts a large film event similar to other iconic international film festivals.

From the very beginning, every year the Festival presents about 50 international feature films and 120 short films from different countries, representing all genres of cinematography.

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"Dam" wins the International Film Festival DOZWOLONE DO 21. This is already the second prize for very young artists Natalia Koniarz (director) and Stanisław Cuske (DoP).

The International Film Festival DOZWOLONE DO 21 is a competition addressed to young filmmakers under the age of 21.

The idea began in 1983 on the initiative of the Federation of Independent Filmmakers and gained recognition in the environment of young filmmakers. The Festival enables the transfer of amateur films to the big screen, as well as the integration of the young filmmakers' milieu and the exchange of experiences. The competition is open, and applications from both Poland and around the world are welcomed.

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