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Thank you for your support

Ekran Film Festival would like to thank all our 2013 Sponsors, everyone who attended the festival, all the filmmakers, and all the stars from Poland that joined us to celebrate Polish Cinematography in Toronto. Thanks to all of you, it was our biggest event yet.

Our submissions will be open again in May 2014, but until then, feel free to browse through the previous winners and prizes.

Walesa - Man of Hope

Januray 18th, 2014 @ 6 PM at the Bloor Cinema. 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5

Presented with English Subtitles

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Our submissions will be open again in May 2014, but until then, feel free to browse through the previous winners and prizes.

Festival Awards

JURY AWARD

Baczynski is a unique blend of documentary and narrative melded together in a heart rending and emotional way that makes this film stand out from the crowd. The re-enactments are brilliantly done and tell the story of one of the greatest poets Poland has ever known who was also a war hero of the first magnitude. The fact that he died during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 only serves to cement his status in the country's heart and endear his poetry to generation after generation of Polish youth. This was by far the best film in a festival of outstanding Polish films.

Jury Members: Larry Anklewicz, Shane Harvey, Chris Alexander

MICHAL MARYNIARCZYK AWARD of $1000

Resettlement is a small but very touching and personal film about an elderly couple being forced to leave the apartment where they have lived for a long time.  They are at a loss for their need to vacate their home but in the end are forced to move out.  Much of the time in the film, the couple talk about their lives and the events that have had an effect on their lives. In a very understated way, this film moves the viewer emotionally and brings the viewer into the lives of these elderly people. Without a doubt, this was the most affecting documentary of the entire Polish Film Festival.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Closed Circuit

Ekran 2013