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FESTIVALS: Last Family wins Netia Off Camera Grand Prix Featured

2017-05-08
Last Family by Jan P. Matuszyński Last Family by Jan P. Matuszyński

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. Matuszyński
Produced by Aurum Film
Coproduced by HBO Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Mazovia Film Fund

AUDIENCE AWARD

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

Agnieszka Holland

HONORARY MENTION

Dustin Lane for Dayveon (USA)
Directed by Amman Abbasi

BEST DEBUT MASTERCARD RISING STAR AWARD

Max Jastrzębski for Memories of Summer / Wspomnienie lata
Directed by Adam Guziński
Produced by Opus Film
Coproduced by TVP, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia-Film, EC1 Łódź - Miasto Kultury
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Silesia Film Fund

BEST ACTRESS

Magdalena Berus for Satan Said Dance / Szatan kazał tańczyć (Poland)
Directed by Katarzyna Rosłaniec
Produced by Manana
Coproduced by OAK Motion Pictures
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Netherlands Film Fund

BEST ACTOR

Arkadiusz Jakubik for I Am Murderer / Jestem mordercą (Poland)
Directed by Maciej Pieprzyca
Produced 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

FIRST PRIZE

Planet Single / Planeta Singli
Directed by Mitja Okorn
Produced by Gigant Films

SECOND PRIZE 

All These Sleepless Nights (Poland)
Directed by Michał Marczak
Produced by Endorfina Studio
Supported 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

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