CRACOW: Last Family by Jan Matuszyński won the Gand Prix Krakow Film Award and Audience Award at the 10th Netia Off Camera Film Festival held in Cracow 28 April - 7 May 2017.
The International "Making Way" Competition Jury headed by Agnieszka Holland awarded the box office hit drama from Jan Matuszyński with the Krakow Film Award in the International Competition "Making Way" and 100,000 USD in cash prizes as well as a grant of 1 m PLN / 237,400 EUR from the Polish Film Institute, if the director decides to shoot his next film in Poland. The drama also received the Audience Award. Agnieszka Holland was awarded with an honorary Against the Current Award, given to filmmakers who have had a special impact on the development of independent cinema.
Volhynia by Wojciech Smarzowski won the Kulczyk Foundation Award and 300,000 PLN / 71,230 EUR, while Magdalena Berus and Arkadiusz Jakubik won the Best Actress and Actor Awards, 10,000 PLN / 2,375 EUR each, funded by Apart and Gino Rossi.
The FIPRESCI Jury Award went to a drama from Thailand entitled POP AYE, directed by Kristen Tan. The Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce (KIPA) awarded the best production debuts of the year, with Radosław Drabik and Michał Chaciński winning First Prize and 11,000 PLN / 2,610 EUR for production of the box office hit comedy Planet Single, Second Prize and 8,000 PLN / 1,900 EUR for Marta Golba and Michał Marczak for production of All These Sleepless Nights and Third Prize and 6,000 PLN / 1,425 EUR for best documentary production debut to Anna Zamecka and Zuzanna Król for production of Communion.
Full list of awarded films:
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "MAKING WAY"
KRAKOW FILM AWARD
Last Family / Ostatnia Rodzina (Poland)Directed by Jan P. MatuszyńskiProduced by Aurum FilmCoproduced by HBO Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Lightcraft, Universal Music PolskaSupported by the Polish Film Institute, Mazovia Film Fund
Last Family / Ostatnia Rodzina
KULCZYK FOUNDATION AWARD
Volyhnia / Wołyń (Poland) Directed by Wojciech Smarzowski Produced by Film It Coproduced by TVP, Andrzej Łudziński Productions, Canal+ Polska, Bemar, National Audiovisual Institute Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Odra Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute
HONORARY AGAINST THE CURRENT AWARD
Dustin Lane for Dayveon (USA)Directed by Amman Abbasi
BEST DEBUT MASTERCARD RISING STAR AWARD
Max Jastrzębski for Memories of Summer / Wspomnienie lataDirected by Adam GuzińskiProduced by Opus FilmCoproduced by TVP, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia-Film, EC1 Łódź - Miasto KulturySupported by the Polish Film Institute, Silesia Film Fund
Magdalena Berus for Satan Said Dance / Szatan kazał tańczyć (Poland)Directed by Katarzyna RosłaniecProduced by MananaCoproduced by OAK Motion PicturesSupported by the Polish Film Institute, Netherlands Film Fund
Arkadiusz Jakubik for I Am Murderer / Jestem mordercą (Poland)Directed by Maciej PieprzycaProduced by RE Studio in co-production with National Audiovisual Institute, TVP, Agora S.A., Monternia.pl.Supported by the Polish Film Institute
FIPRESCI JURY AWARD
Pop Aye (Thailand)Directed by Kristen Tan
YOUTH CRITICS JURY AWARD
Butterfly Kisses (UK)Directed by Rafał Kapeliński
KIPA BEST PRODUCTION DEBUT AWARDS
Planet Single / Planeta SingliDirected by Mitja OkornProduced by Gigant Films
All These Sleepless Nights (Poland)Directed by Michał MarczakProduced by Endorfina StudioSupported by the Polish Film Institute
THIRD PRIZE (BEST DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION DEBUT)
Communion / Komunia Directed by Anna Zamecka Produced by Otter Films, Wajda Studio, HBO Europe Supported by the Polish Film Institute