“The Self Portrait”, dir. Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset, Espen Wallin
“The Self Portrait”, dir. Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset, Espen Wallin

This year’s 60th edition of Krakow Film Festival which was held online due to the COVID19 pandemic ended with the awards gala. The audience award was given to the Norwegian documentary “The Self Portrait” directed by Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset and Espen Wallin. The film also received the Jury Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

“The Whale From Lorino” directed by Maciej Cuske (Poland) which won three awards was the undisputed winner of the Festival. The film won the Silver Horn for the director of a film with high artistic value, the Award of the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association for editing for Katarzyna Orzechowska and the Award for the best producer of Polish short and documentary films .

2020 Krakow Film Festival Awards

DRAGON OF DRAGONS AWARD for the contribution into development of the world documentary film: PÉTER FORGÁCS (Hungary)

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

THE GOLDEN HORN for the director of the best film – Radu Ciorniciuc for Acasa, My Home (Romania, Finland, Germany)

THE SILVER HORN for the director of the film with high artistic value – Maciej Cuske for The Whale from Lorino (Poland)

THE SILVER HORN for the director of the film on social issues – Mehrdad Oskouei for Sunless Shadows (Iran, Norway)

SPECIAL MENTION for Hey! Teachers! directed by Yulia Vishnevets (Russia)

The FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset, Espen Wallin for The Self Portrait (Norway)

The Krakow Film Festival recommendation to the European Film Award in a documentary category:
The Self Portrait, dir. Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset, Espen Wallin (Norway)
Punta Sacra, dir. Francesca Mazzoleni (Italy)

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION

GOLDEN DRAGON for the director of the best film – Shoko Hara for Just a Guy (Germany)

SILVER DRAGON for the director of the best documentary film – Alex Evstigneev for Golden Buttons (Russia)

SILVER DRAGON for the director of the best animated film – Konstantin Bronzit for He Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Russia)

SILVER DRAGON for the director of the best short fiction film – Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli for Chubby (Canada)

SPECIAL MENTION – for Dad You’ve Never Had directed by Dominika Łapka (Poland)

SPECIAL MENTION – for Nina directed by Hristo Simeonov (Bulgaria)

Jury Award for the Best European Film (Krakow Candidate to the European Film Award 2020 in the short film category) – Golden Buttons directed by Alex Evstigneev (Russia)

The International Federation of Film Societies (FICC) Jury gave the Don Quixote Award to the film Innocence directed by Ben Reid (Great Britain); and the Special Mention to the film: I Need the Handshakes directed by Andriej Kuciła (Poland).

INTERNATIONAL DocFilmMusic COMPETITION

GOLDEN HEYNAL for the director of the best film – Pushpendra Singh for Pearl of the Desert (India, South Korea)

SPECIAL MENTIONRubika Shah for White Riot (Great Britain)

NATIONAL COMPETITION

GOLDEN HOBBY-HORSE for the director of the best film funded by the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association – Tomasz Wolski for An Ordinary Country (Poland)

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the director of the best documentary film – Paweł Chorzępa for Sonny (Poland)

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the director of the best animated film – Daria Kopiec for Your Own Bullshit (Poland)

SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the director of the best fiction film – Damian Kocur for Beyond Is the Day (Poland)

The Award of the Polish Filmmakers Association for the best film editing – Katarzyna Orzechowska for The Whale from Lorino

Maciej Szumowski Award for remarkable social awareness – Aleksandra Potoczek for xABo: Father Boniecki (Poland)

The Award for the best short and documentary film producer in PolandMikołaj Pokromski i Aldona Pokromska from Pokromski Studio for The Whale from Lorino (Poland)

Best Cinematography Award under the patronage of the Polish Society of Cinematographers – Kamil Małecki for Last Days of Summer (Poland)

SPECIAL MENTION for documentary film – Pollywood directed by Paweł Ferdek

SPECIAL MENTION for animated film – I’m Here directed by Julia Orlik

SPECIAL MENTION for feature film – Noamia directed by Antonio Galdamez

SPECIAL MENTION for acting – Julia Kuzka for Last Days of Summer and Alice and the Frog

THE AWARD OF THE STUDENT JURY

Sunless Shadows directed by Mehrdad Oskouei (Iran, Norway)

AUDIENCE AWARD

The Self Portrait, dir. Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset, Espen Wallin (Norway)

KFF INDUSTRY AND DOC LAB POLAND AWARDS
ANIMATED IN POLAND

Animated in Poland Best Pitch Award“Gonâve“, dir. Róża Duda and Michał Soja, prod. Krakow Film Klaster

Animated In Poland Special Mention“Slow Light“, dir. Kijek/Adamski, prod. Animoon

DOC LAB POLAND AWARDS 2020 FOR THE PROJECTS
PRESENTED AT DOCS TO START

HBO Award “Debut“, dir. Aleksandra Maciejczyk, prod. Marta Gmosińska, Lava Films

ColorOffOn Award “Don’t Mess with Gienek“, dir. Grzegorz Szczepaniak, prod. Joanna Popowicz WF Anagram

DOK Leipzig Special Mention “Gypsy Gadji“, dir. Dasa Raimanova, prod. Rafał Sakowski, Story Vehicle

FIPADOC Special Mention“Easy Rider Behind the Iron Curtain“, reż. Andrzej Miękus, prod. Olga Bieniek, FilmIcon

Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation Special Mention – “Nina Gets Married“, dir. Andrzej Szypulski, prod. Anna Reichel, Fine Day Promotion

Polish Docs Pro Special Mention“When Harmattan Blows“, dir. Edyta Wróblewska, prod. Marta Dużbabel, With Passion Production

DOC LAB POLAND AWARDS 2020 FOR THE PROJECTS
PRESENTED AT DOCS TO GO!

ColorOffOn Award“Until the Wedding“, dir. Daniel Stopa, prod. Małgorzata Staroń, Joanna Tatko, Staron-Film

Institute of Documentary Film Special Mention “Workcenter“, dir. Aniela Gabryel, prod. Agnieszka Dziedzic (Koi Studio)

Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation Special Mentions “I am one of them“, dir. Nadim Suleiman, prod. Jacek Bławut, Luiza Pietrzak, Palmyra Films; and “Lesson of Freedom“, dir. Tadeusz Chudy, Bartosz Łuniewski, prod. Rafał Sakowski, Story Vehicle

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