The 11. edition of Polish Film Awards ‘Eagles' 2009 has begun with the votes by members of Polish Film Academy. 30 films are competing this year. The competition is accompanied by the retrospective of candidatefilms between 12th and 30th January.
Over 500 members of Polish Film Academy has sent their votes. Yet, this is just the first round. The names and titles of the nominees will be known soon. The first round of the voting for Eagles 2009 will be accompanied by the retrospective of candidate films to Polish Film Awards EAGLES 2009, which will be held between 12th and 30th January at the cinemas: Multikino Ursynów and Silver Screen Europlex.
The nominees will be announced on 11th February. The Award Presentation Ceremony will be held on 9th March and on 3rd March we will learn the name of the Life Achievements Award winner.
The candidates for Eagles 2009 are Polish feature films (and their makers), which during the year 2008 were screened at Polish cinemas for at least one week as commercial screenings.
Nominees and winners of Polish Film Awards ‘Eagles' are selected by members of Polish Film Academy. Voting happens in two stages, by post and it is secret till the announcement of the verdict. The voting is led and supervised by the world leading auditing and advisory company PricewaterhouseCoopers, which guarantees the credibility of the voting process.
The awards are presented for the biggest achievements in the following categories:
During the first stage of the voting the members of Polish Film Academy vote for winners of the following categories: Best film, Best leading male part, Best leading female part, Best supporting male part, Best supporting female part, Life Achievements, Best European film as well as the professional categories to which they were individually authorized.
Polish Film Awards ‘Eagles' have been awarded since 1999. The winners are selected by over 500 members of Polish Film Academy, an equivalent of national film academies awarding such prizes as French Cesars, Chech Lions or Spanish Goya, and in Europe - European Film Academy awarding European Film Awards.
Among the winners of Eagles for Best Film has been so far: "Historia kina w Popielawach" (1999), "Dług" (2000), "Życie jako śmiertelna choroba przenoszona drogą płciową" (2001), "Cześć Tereska" (2002), "Pianista" (2003) i "Zmruż oczy" (2004), "Wesele" (2005), "Komornik" (2006), "Plac Zbawiciela" (2007), "Katyń" (2008).
CANDIDATE FILMS FOR POLISH FILM ACADEMY AWARDS EAGLES 2009
1 0_1_0, by Piotr Łazarkiewicz 2 33 SCENY Z ŻYCIA (33 scenes from life) by Małgorzata Szumowska3 BOISKO BEZDOMNYCH (The offsiders) by Kasia Adamik4 CHŁOPIEC NA GALOPUJĄCYM KONIU (A boy on a galloping horse) by Adam Guziński5 CZTERY NOCE Z ANNĄ (Four nights with Anna) by Jerzy Skolimowski6 FUNDACJA (Foundation) by Filip Bajon7 FUTRO (Fur) by Tomasz Drozdowicz8 ILE WAŻY KOŃ TROJAŃSKI? (How much does The Trojan horse weigh?) by Juliusz Machulski9 JAK ŻYĆ? (How to live?) by Szymon Jakubowski10 JESZCZE RAZ (One more time) by Mariusz Malec11 LEJDIS (Ladies) by Tomasz Konecki12 LEKCJE PANA KUKI (Mr Kuka's advice) by Dariusz Gajewski13 MAŁA MOSKWA (Littre Moscow) by Waldemar Krzystek14 MAŁA WIELKA MIŁOŚĆ (Expecting love) by Łukasz Karwowski15 NADZIEJA (Hope) by Stanisław Mucha16 NIE KŁAM, KOCHANIE (Don't lie, Darling) by Piotr Wereśniak17 NIERUCHOMY PORUSZYCIEL (Unmoved Mover) by Łukasz Barczyk 18 NIEZAWODNY SYSTEM (The reliable system) by Izabela Szylko19 OGRÓD LUIZY (Luiza's garden) by Maciej Wojtyszko20 PORA MROKU (Dusk) by Grzegorz Kuczeriszka21 RANCZO WILKOWYJE (Howling Wolf ranch) by Wojciech Adamczyk 22 ROZMOWY NOCĄ (Midnight Talks) by Maciej Żak23 RYSA (Scratch) by Michał Rosa24 SENNOŚĆ (Drowsiness) by Magdalena Piekorz25 SERCE NA DŁONI (A warm heart) by Krzysztof Zanussi 26 SKORUMPOWANI (The corrupted) by Jarosław Żamojda27 SZTUKA MASAŻU (The art of massage) by Mariusz Gawryś28 TEAH by Hanna A.W. Slak29 ŚRODA, CZWARTEK RANO (Wednesday, Thursday morning) by Grzegorz Pacek30 TO NIE TAK JAK MYŚLISZ, KOTKU (It's not what you think, Darling) by Sławomir Kryński