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Photo from the movie "The Culture Cultivator", dir. Anna Urbańczyk, DoP Maciej Czułowski

The Culture Cultivator documentary, produced by the Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television, has been selected for the competition at the 22. International Film Festival in Drama (Greece), which starts on 19 September. The film directed by Anna Urbańczyk and cinematographed by Maciej Czułowski is the only Polish title in the competition program. The screening in Greece will be the international premiere of The Culture Cultivator.

The protagonist of the film is Daniel, creator of street art painted on barns and bus stops. He arrives to his native village to realize a new project. For this purpose he must face the apathy prevailing in the country and the isolation of its inhabitants. Daniel does not give up and while appealing to the spirit of community with the memories of a mysterious animal and ghosts, he prepares the opening of The Bus Stop.

Drama Festival is one of Europe's most important short film festivals. More information about this year's edition can be found on the official page of the event.

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

Film What I Want, produced by the Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television, was awarded as the best feature film in the Off Competition during the Solanin Film Festival which ended on 21 August and took place in Nowa Sól. This is another success of the film directed and cinematographed by Damian Kocur, presented so far during almost 30 festivals in Poland and abroad. What I Want was already awarded, among others, in Belgrade, Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Łagów, Katowice and Olsztyn.

During the Solanin Festiwal the nominations for the next year's edition of the Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards were granted. Two of them were received by the filmmakers of What I Want:

  • in the category for the Best Screenplay the nomination was received by Damian Kocur
  • in the category for the Best Actor the nomination was received by Ariel Makara

For more information about this year's festival see the link.

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

During the 27th International Short Film Festival in São Paulo (Brazil) starting on 24 August the international premiere of the film Disorder, produced by the Faculty of Radio and Television, will take place. The film was produced by the students of WRiTV Julian Tałandziewicz (script, direction and editing) and Maciej Kwasniewski (cinematography).

Disorder is a story told without any words of a librarian who snatches of life lethargy after a seemingly trivial event and awakens the hitherto dormant desires. The film was previously presented at the Lubuskie Film Summer in Łagów where it received the Silver Grape in the Short Feature Film Competition

Festival in São Paulo will last until September 4. For more information see the official website.

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.