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„Mother’s Day” and „The Hero” among the laureates of the 19. Węgiel Film Festival


The 19th edition of the Węgiel Film Festival has come to an end. Among the winners of the festival are films produced at the Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia: "Mother's Day" (2021) dir. Patryk Kaflowski and "The Hero" (2021) dir. Milena Dutkowska. The award for the best fiction film went to Adelina Borets - a current student of directing at the Kieślowski Film School for the film "Eden House" (2021) produced at the Warsaw Film School.

The jury of the 19th edition of Węgiel Film Festival composed of: Ewa Puszczyńska, Łukasz Ronduda and Piotr Sobociński jr.

  • Award for the best fictional film: "Eden House", dir. Adelina Borets

The award was given for "a visually uncompromising disturbing story about the brutality of the modern world, where instrumentalised religion enters deeply into a relationship with the criminal world."

DI Factory Award for post-production services worth PLN 15,000

The award was granted for "a very suggestive story about loneliness that connects all living creatures in the context of the interpenetration of the human and animal world, nature and nature".

Cafe Ole Sound Studio award for sound post-production services worth PLN 10,000

  • Award for the best cinematography: "When Sicades Become Silent", dir. Aitor Sanchez

The award was granted for "the incredible synergy between the image and the plot, and for consistently deepened visual dramaturgy. For great light that translates into emotions."

ORKA award for the rental of a studio for image post-production worth PLN 10,000

In turn, the Audience Award went to the creators of the film "The Hero" (2021) dir. Milena Dutkowska.

Węgiel Film Festival is organized by the 2nd year students of the Film and Television Production of the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice.