ŁODŹ: Volte directed by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała was awarded Best Short Film Transatlantyk Golden Ark Award, while Swedish/Denmark coproduction Becoming Astrid, directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen, won the Transatlantyk Distribution Award in the New Cinema Competition of the Transatlantyk Festival 2018.
The festival screened over 200 films from more than 60 countries in Łódź from 8 to 20 July 2018. Thirty films competed in the Polish Short Film Competition.
The Glocal Hero Award went to activist Janina Ochojska, the President of Polish Humanitarian Action.
Diane Warren was awarded Golden Ark Independent Spirit, the Golden Ark For Best Actress went to Joanna Kulig, while Sally Potter received the honorary FIPRESCI 93 Platinum Award.
Every year, the interdisciplinary festival founded by well-known film and theatre composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek embraces new and challenging works in film, music and art.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
New Cinema Competition:
Transatlantyk Distribution Award:Becoming Astrid (Sweden, Denmark)Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen
Young Film Critics Award:Sofia (Maroko)Directed by Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi
Polish Short Film Competition:
Transatlantyk Golden Ark for Best Short Fiction Film 1st Prize:Volte /Wolta (Poland)Directed by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała
Transatlantyk Golden Ark for Best Short Fiction Film 2nd Prize:60 Kilos of Nothing /60 kilo niczego (Poland)Directed by Piotr Domalewski
Transatlantyk Golden Ark for Best Short Fiction Film 3nd Prize:III (Poland)Directed by Marta Pajek
Transatlantyk Golden Ark for Best Short Fiction Film Special Mention:Squaring the Circle/Kwadratura Koła (Poland)Directed by Karolina Specht
Transatlantyk VR SpaceTime Award:Shehani Fernando for Limbo
Transatlantyk VR SpaceTime Special Mentions:Ricardo Laganaro for Step to the LineJessie van Vreden and Anke Teunissen for The Last Chair
Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest™:
Transatlantyk Instant Composer 1st First Prize:Dominika Czajkowska
Transatlantyk Instant Composer 2nd Prize:Kamil Zawiślak
Transatlantyk Instant Composer 3rd Prize:Adam Lemańczyk
Transatlantyk Instant Composer Special Mentions:Leonard GołąbGinte Preisaite
Golden Ark for the Best Music of the Year:Dario Marianelli for Darkest Hour (US, UK)Directed by Joe Wright
Transatlantyk Best Polish Young Composer 2018:Radzimir Jimek Dębski for Panic Attack / Atak Paniki (Poland)Directed by Paweł MaślonaProduced by Akson StudioSupported by the Polish Film InstituteandArt of Love / Sztuka kochania( Poland)Directed by Maria SadowskaProduced by Watchout ProductionsCoproduced by TVN S.A., Orange S.A., Agora S.A.Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Transatlantyk Glocal Hero Award:Janina Ochojska
Golden Ark Independent Spirit Award:Diane Warren
Golden Ark for Best Actress:Joanna Kulig
FIPRESCI 93 Platinum Award:Sally Potter
Transatlantyk High Note Award:Annette Insdorf