Ekran goes to Gdynia: A Special Thank you!

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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
Alister Johnson
All Seasons Travel
Amanda Hess
Ana Sorys
Anastasia Pelechaty
Ania Smith
Anna Cyzon
Anna Machon-Bartula
Anna Ziarko
Ascot Home Improvement Inc.
Barbara Lewin
Brian Vukovic
Carla Rinaldo
Carmen Leah
Carolyn Grishold
Ela Garstka
Eliza Kozurno
Erin Wilbur
Faye Moxam
Filip Terlecki
Forbes Campbell
Gail Burch
Greg
Hanoch Drori
Ilja Katic
Ilona Zaremba
Jacqueline Grimes
Jane Murray
Janina Machon-Bartula
Jasmine Gard
John Allen and Karen Black
Julia Kostik
Karolina Skrzypek
Karryn Arrato
Karusia
Kei Baritugo
Kelly Burrow
Kristine Yanoff
Krysia & Phil Brissette
Linda Radzinski
Liz & Mike Burton
Maja Swiderska
Margie Kiersnowski
Mark Zaremba
Martyna Adamczyk
Melanie Windle
Michael Roknic
Nadine Green
Nevena Dragicevic
Ottie Lockey
Pat Noddle
Piotr Adas
Piotrek Zaremba
Polky Village Band
Raymond Bach
Robert Dayton
Sophia S. Begidzhanov
Tracey McGee
Vanja Miokovic
Zara Hemmings

 

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.

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Outside Festival Headquarters. Gdynia, 2017

 

 

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.

 

 

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Award winning Actress Eliane Umuhire of “Birds are Singing in Kitali” & Ekran Social Media Host Jasia Kiersnowski

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

IMG_0676 2ŁUKASZ 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.

AMOK

THE ART OF LOVING

BEYOND WORDS

BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KITALI

CURSED

LOVING VINCENT

THE RECONCILIATION

SPOOR

For tickets to any of these films & more click  HERE.