GDYNIA: The Polish Film Institute (PISF) awarded the most accomplished members of the industry for the 10th time during the Gdynia Film Festival (18-23 September 2017).
The Polish Film Institute awards were created in 2008 in order to show appreciation for the efforts of many cinema enthusiasts and organisations, who propagate knowledge about cinema, promote Polish films, educate young viewers, publish information about films and organise festivals, retrospectives, exhibitions and meetings with creators. The candidates are nominated by cultural institutions, film schools and other companies and institutions working within the culture sector.
The 10th edition's award committee was headed by Magdalena Sroka, the head of PISF, and included: Artur Liebhart, Artur Majer, Dagmara Romanowska, Grażyna Torbicka, Jacek Hamela, Jakub Socha, Jerzy Moszkowicz, Joanna Mytkowska, Joanna Szymańska, Jolanta Myszka, Maciej Malangiewicz and Patrycja Wanat.
List of winners:
Cinema:Światowid Cinema in Elbląg
Polish Film Event:The 9th International Film Festival Animator in Poznań
International Promotion of Polish Cinema:Film Commission Poland for Polish Film Magazine
Film Criticism for a Film Critic or Film Expert for His Input in the Development of Modern Polish Cinema:Piotr Czerkawski
Film Radio or TV Broadcast:Movie się on Filmweb.pl, hosted by Łukasz Muszyński, Jakub Popielecki and Michał Walkiewicz
Internet Film Portal or Website:Spór w kinie, a blog by Krzysztof Spór
Film Book:Cicha eksplozja. Nowe kino Azji Wschodniej i Południowo-Wschodniej, edited by Jagoda Murczyńska
Film Education:Film education for children and youth in Amok Cinema in Gliwice
Polish Film Distribution:Ex aequoAgainst Gravity for the domestic distribution of You Don't Know How Much I Love You directed by Paweł Łoziński (Łoziński Production)Forum Film Poland for the domestic distribution of Volhynia / Hatred directed by Wojciech Smarzowski (Film It)
Film Club:DKF Bez Nazwy in Łowicz
Digital Restoration of Polish Film:DI Factory and reKINO for the digital restoration of The Shadow Line / Smuga cienia (1976) directed by Andrzej Wajda