For this year's Documentary Films Competition 'Image of the World - World in Images', under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe organized as a part of the Documentary Films Section of the Plus Camerimage Festival, we received over 530 entries from 79 countries from six continents. That is 150 more than last year!
This year, for the first time, entries to the Documentary Films Competition, were accepted for two separate time categories: short and feature. During the festival an international jury, separate for each category, will decide on the winners of Grand Prix - the Golden Frog. What is more, independently from the juries' choice, the patron of the Documentary Films Section will for the first time in history grant the statuettes of Discovery Networks Central Europe for the first time in history. Below, you will find the list of this years' feature documentaries jurors:
Jury Chairman: Lech Majewski, director, screenwriter The Garden of Earthly Delights, Angelus, Basquiat
Barbara Bilinska, Discovery Network Central Europe, Channel Director Poland
Karl Walter Lindenlaub, cinematographer Independence Day, Rob Roy, Jackal
Lawrence Grobel, writer, author of biographies of Marlon Brando, Truman Capote and others, lecturer at UCLA in Los Angeles
Louis-Philippe Capelle, cinematographer Nuit noire, Innocents Abroad sekretarz IMAGO
From November 28th to December 5th in Polonia Cinema in Lodz the fans of documentaries will have a chance to see, among other things, the movies awarded at Hot Docs, Dok Liepzig and Silverdocs festivals. 22 feature documentary films were qualified for the Documentary Films Competition finale. Below you will find the list of the nominees in this category. ANOTHER PLANET (Másik bolygó)director: Ferenc Moldoványicinematographer: Tibor Máthéyear: 2008BLIND LOVES (Slepé Lásky)director: Juraj Lehotskýcinematographer: Juraj Chlpíkyear: 2008BLOODY MONDAYS & STRAWBERRY PIESdirector: Coco Schrijbercinematographer: Martijn van Broekhuizenyear: 2008BURMA VJdirector: Anders Østergaardcinematographer: Simon Plumyear: 2008DANCING WITH THE DEVILdirector: Jon Blaircinematographer: Lance Geweryear: 2009HUNTING DOWN MEMORY (Jakten på hukommelsen)director: Thomas Liencinematographer: Patric Säfströmyear: 2009IN A DREAMdirector: Jeremiah Zagarcinematographer: Erik Messerschmidt, Mark Stetzyear: 2008LIVING, THE (Zhyvi)director: Sergey Bukovskycinematographer: Pavel Kazantsev, Volodymyr Kukorenchuk, Roman Yelenskyiyear: 2008RENÉdirector: Helena Trestikovacinematographer: Helena Trestikovayear: 2008TWO HORSES OF GENGHIS KHAN, THEdirector: Thomas Liencinematographer: Patric Säfströmyear: 2009UNMISTAKEN CHILD (Hagilgul)director: Nati Baratzcinematographer: Yaron Orbachyear: 2008YODOK STORIESdirector: Andrzej Fidykcinematographer: Torstein Grude, Tore Vollan, year: 2008