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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.

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Photo from the movie "What I Want", dir. and DoP Damian Kocur
June 9 in Tel Aviv this year's edition of the International Student Film Festival starts. Two films, produced by the Faculty of Radio and Television, will compete for the prizes in the International Competition:
  • America, dir. Aleksandra Terpińska, DoP Bartosz Bieniek
  • What I Want, dir. and DoP Damian Kocur

In addition, as a part of the project Film Bus, which will be held in the week preceding the festival, film The Moment, directed by Piotr Domalewski, will be shown. Festival in Tel Aviv is one of the most important student festivals in the world. Student films from the Faculty of Radio and Television also participated in the festival's competitions in the past. Last year the film Shit Eaters, directed by Agata Wojcierowska was awarded in the International Competition of the festival. For more information about this year's edition see the link.

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Photo from the movie "Asshole", dir. Krzysztof Komander, DoP Jakub Cachro

International Film Festival in Odense (Denmark) announced the results of the selection for this year's competition. Two films, produced by Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television, were classified to the main competition:

America, dir. Aleksandra Terpińska, DoP Bartosz Bieniek
Asshole, dir. Krzysztof Komander, DoP Jakub Cachro

Festival in Odense is accredited by the American Film Academy. This means that the winners can apply for an Oscar nomination. This year's edition will begin on August 29 and will last until September 4. More information can be found on the festival’s website.

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Photo from the movie "The Only Way", dir. Piotr Domalewski, DoP Kacper Sędzielewski

Film The Only Way, produced by Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television, received special mentions at the 8th Leiden International Short Film Experience festival which ended on 30 April in Leiden (Holland). This is already the second prize, awarded to the short film directed by Piotr Domalewski and with Kacper Sędzielewski as a DoP, in the Netherlands. Last year The Only Way received the Audience Award at the Flicks Student Film Festival in Groningen. So far the film was screened at 20 festivals in 11 countries around the world.

More information about the Festival in Leiden can be found on its official website.