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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.

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Photo from the movie "The Shadow Forest", dir. and DoP Andrzej Cichocki

The winning streak of film The Shadow Forest, produced by the Faculty of Radio and Television, continues. The film, directed by and with photos of Andrzej Cichocki received the Audience Award for the student film at the International Film Festival in Paphos (Cyprus). During the festival, which took place from 24 to 26 June, three short films, produced by the Faculty of Radio and Television, were presented. Except of the award-winning The Shadow Forest, for the awards competed God Bless You by Jakub Radej and Knife In the Wife by Vita Maria Drygas.

The Shadow Forest is one of the most award-winning student films of the Faculty in recent years. So far the film was screened at over 50 festivals around the world, winning 18 awards, among others, in the United States, Italy, Argentina, Greece and Poland. More information about the festival in Paphos can be found on its official website.

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Photo from the movie "America", dir. Aleksandra Terpińska, DoP Bartosz Bieniek

America, produced by the Faculty of Radio and Television, succeeded yet again. This time the diploma short film of the Faculty’s students: Aleksandra Terpińska (script and directing) and Bartosz Bieniek (DoP) was praised by the jury of the festival Art Film Fest, which was held in Kosice, Slovakia, awarding the artists with Special Mentions in the International Competition. This is yet another success of the film, presented so far in the 30 festivals in the country and abroad and the award winning in, among others, Dresden, Potsdam, Bydgoszcz, Wroclaw, Koszalin and Katowice. In the coming weeks, America will be presented at the festivals in France, Austria, Denmark and Poland.

Full list of winners of the festival Art Film Fest is available on its official website.

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Photo from the movie "Six Months of Franek W.", dir. Katarzyna Warzecha, DoP Katarzyna Warzecha, Grzegorz Myjkowski, Robert Lis

On June 25 in Koszalin this year's edition of the Festival of Film Debuts "The Youth and Film" ended. Among the winners of the festival were students and graduates of the Faculty of Radio and Television.

The short films awarded in the Debut Short Film Competition, produced by the Faculty of Radio and Television, were:

  • Special Award of Legal Culture for the short film for inviting the audience to participate in the transformation of character, was received by Katarzyna Warzecha, director of the film Six Months of Franek W.;
  • Amber for editing a short film for sense and sensibility in constructing the story, was received by Agata Cierniak, editor of the film Daniel directed by Anastazja Dąbrowska.

Also the graduates of the Faculty were awarded:

  • Kuba Czekaj received the award for best directing in the Feature Film Debut Competition and the Journalists Award for the feature film Baby Bump;
  • Marcin Koszałka won the Award for the best cinematography in the Feature Film Debut Competition for the film The Red Spider, which he also directed;
  • Weronika Bilska received the award for the best cinematography in the Short Film Debut Competition for films Close Ties and Lila.

Full list of winners is available on the festival’s website.

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Photo from the movie "Larp", dir. Kordian Kądziela, DoP Piotr Chodura

Yesterday in Espinho (Portugal) began International Film Festival FEST, whose aim is to present films made by young and debuting filmmakers. Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television is, during this year's festival, well represented – viewers will have the opportunity to see as many as six films made by the students from Katowice.

The following short films were qualified for the competition section:

  • Asshole, dir. Krzysztof Komander, DoP Jakub Cachro
  • Larp, dir. Kordian Kądziela, DoP Piotr Chodura

In the section NEXXT, which consists of selected student films from film schools around the world, the following will be presented:

The festival will run until June 27. More information can be found on its official website.