GDYNIA: The Polish Film Institute awarded the most accomplished members of the industry for the 12th time during the Gdynia Film Festival (16- 21 September 2019).
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 the 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. As in previous years, the author of the statuettes is the Krakow sculptor Xawery Deskur Wolski. In addition to the statuette, each of the winners will receive a cash prize of 3,400 EUR / 15,000 PLN. In the case of an ex-aequo prize, two cash prizes will be awarded. List of winners:
Cinema:Fenomen Cinema in Kielce
Polish Film Event:26th EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival
International Promotion of Polish Cinema:Opus Film for the promotion of the film Cold War at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival
Film Criticism for a Film Critic or Film Expert for His Input in the Development of Modern Polish Cinema:Łukasz Maciejewski
Film Book:Polish Film School by Marek HendrykowskiThe Social Dimension of Filmmaking in Poland by Tomasz Kożuchowski, Iwona Morozow and Roman Sawka
Film Education:Accelerator for young entrepreneurs from the audiovisual sector (KIPA)
Polish Film Distribution:Against Gravity for the national distribution of the film Prince and Dybbuk (Film Production)
Film Club:DKF „Kinochłon” in Augustów
Film Poster:Prince and Dybbuk (Film Production) by Anja Pölk