Ekran goes to Gdynia: A Special Thank you!
We want to give a big shout out to all of you who supported our crowdfunding campaign to send Ekran to the 42 Feature Film Festival in Gdynia.
None of this trip would’ve been possible if it weren’t for the generous support from the following contributors:
Aidan Black Allen
All Seasons Travel
Ascot Home Improvement Inc.
John Allen and Karen Black
Krysia & Phil Brissette
Liz & Mike Burton
Polky Village Band
Sophia S. Begidzhanov
The trip was an absolute success! Ending a week of films, lectures, exhibitions and parties was an award ceremony to present the winners in each film category.
Here’s a quick list of the following winners from Gdynia this year:
The grand prize of the 42nd Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia (the“Golden Lion”) for the best film was “SILENT NIGHT”. The award went to the film’s director PIOTR DOMALEWSKI and the producers: JERZY KAPUŚCIŃSKI, EWA JASTRZĘBSKA & JACEK BROMSKI.
The “Silver Lion” award went to the drama “BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI”. The awards went to the director and producer JOANNA KOS KRAUZE & the her husband & co-director, the late KRZYSZTOF KRAUZE.
The Audience Award funded by Telewizja Kino Polska went to ŁUKASZ PALKOWSKI, director of the film “THE FASTEST”
Individual awards went to:
AGNIESZKA HOLLAND & KASIA ADAMIK for directing in the film “SPOOR”
JAGODA SZELC for screenplay of the film “TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY”
JAGODA SZELC for directing debut in the film “TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY”
LENNERT HILLEGE for the photography in the film “BEYOND WORDS”
SANDRO DI STEFANO for music in the film “THE MAN WITH THE MAGIC BOX”
MAREK WARSZEWSKI for art direction in the film “THE FASTEST”
MIROSŁAW MAKOWSKI, MACIEJ PAWŁOWSKI, JAN SCHERMER for sound in the film “BEYOND WORDS”
KATARZYNA LEŚNIAK for editing in the film “BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI”
JANUSZ KALEJA for make-up in the film “SPOOR”
AGATA CULAK for costumes in the film “RECONCILIATION”
KAMILA KAMIŃSKA for professional acting debut in the film “THE FASTEST”
MAGDALENA POPŁAWSKA as an actress in the secondary role in the film “PANICK ATTACK”
ŁUKASZ SIMLAT as an actor in the secondary role in the film “AMOK”
JOWITA BUDNIK & ELIANE UMUHIRE as actresses in the leading roles in the film “BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI”
DAWID OGRODNIK as actor in the leading role in the film “SILENT NIGHT”
The following films from the 42nd Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia will be screened Nov. 6-12 at Ekran, Toronto’s 9th Polish Film Festival.
For tickets to any of these films & more click HERE.