TORONTO POLISH FILM FESTIVAL

Ekran Polish Film Association is a grassroots non-profit organization founded in Toronto by a group of individuals who are passionate about showcasing new media arts and films with both a Polish and multicultural focus.

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It was a week full of films, industry parties, filmmaker networking and special guests.  This year’s 9th Toronto Polish Film Festival was by far the biggest and a huge success! 

This year’s jury (which included TIFF director & CEO Piers Handling) chose the following winners for this year’s competition:

Best Feature Film: “Afterimage” (dir. Andrzej Wajda)
Best Short Film: “Mice & Rats” (dir. Kacper Anuszewski)
Best Documentary: “By Stanley for Stanley”  (dir. Monika Melen)
Best Animation: “The Last Room”  (dir. Marta Chyła-Janicka)
And a special award goes to “Loving Vincent”
  (dirs. Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman)

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Bringing her recent documentary to Ekran "Father Cierpka Omi & People of the sea, work and prayer

Renata Kolacz /producer / 2017 guest

Bringing his first feature film as Producer and Director to Ekran "Sister Elizabeth"

/George Rethy / producer, writer, director / 2017 guest

Award wining actor

/Maria Mamona / stage, television and film actor / 2017 guest

Award wining documentary director and a translator helping popularize Czech dramatic art in Poland

/Krystyna Krauze / director, writer and producer / 2017 guest

An accomplished Polish-Canadian actor turned award wining director and producer

/Liliana Komorowska / actor, director and producer / 2017 guest

Award wining director best known for his film "Interrogation"

/Ryszard Bugajski / director and writer / 2017 guest

Winner of numerous awards for his film "Little Rose"

/Jan Kidawa-Błoński / director, writer and producer / 2017 guest

Is an Armenian-born Polish-Canadian director, known for her recent work on "Ojcu"

/Diana Skaya / director / 2017 guest

Monika is a documentrary director and television and film writer

/Monika Melen / director and writer / 2017 guest

Known for his work in the film "Womens Day" and currently starring in "Wyklety" the 1940' Polish historical drama

/Robert Wrzosek / actor and director / 2017 guest

Nominated for his role in "The Lovers Of Marona" for the Zbyszek Cybulski award & performs in two Ekran Festival films: "Amok" & "Konwoy"

/Lukasz Simlat / theatre, television & film actor / 2017 guest

One of Polands celebrated award winning actors, featured in films such as "Walesa; Man of Hope" and "In Darkness"

/Robert Wieckiewicz / film and theatre actor / 2017 guest

GALLERY 2017

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