Winners of 13th Five Flavours AFF announced

Festivals 2019-11-21

Grand Prix of the New Asian Cinema competition was awarded to "Balloon" directed by Pema Tseden. Special Mention went to "And Your Bird Can Sing" by Sho Miyake.

People's Jury consisted of Robert Jarosz, Igor Kierkosz, Irena Kołtun, Basia Majchrowicz, Aleksander Młyński, Łukasz Mizerski, Paweł Mizgalewicz, Marta Pęcak, Maja Soś, Szymon Szeszuła, Jakub Zawodniak. 

Grand Prix awarded by People's Jury:

Balloon

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dir. Pema Tseden

China 2019

For a precisely constructed tale about the helplessness of an individual who faces multilevel oppression. For presentation of the universal tension between nature and culture in local colouring. For lightness and maturity in the approach to the complex theme. People’s Jury awards the Grand Prix to the film “BALOON” directed by Pema Tseden.

Special Mention awarded by People's Jury:

And Your Bird Can Sing

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Kimi no tori wa utaeru

dir. Sho Miyake

Japan 2018

For memorable contemplation of small town spaces and capturing the ephemeral spirit of relations between young people. For a mesmerising atmosphere of the inevitable end of summer.

Five Flavours supports the programme “Witaj w domu” (“Welcome home”) run by Fundacja Ocalenie. We are supporting the collection of funds for the family of Sofia who raises 14-year-old Marina and 5-year-old Mikai in difficult conditions. We encourage our viewers to contribute to the collection of funds at our festival cinemas or support the family through the website of the campaign witajwdomu.org.pl

The 13th edition of the festival takes place in Warsaw on 13-20th November.

Organised by: Arteria Art Foundation

Sponsors: Asia Travel, Hong Kong Economics and Trade Office Berlin, HoReCa.

Partners: Capital City of Warsaw, Asian Film Awards Academy, Create HK, HK Film Development Fund, Japan Foundation, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Media patrons: TOK FM, National Geographic Traveler, Pismo, Gazeta Wyborcza, Warszawa.wyborcza.pl, Co jest Grane 24, Papaya.Rocks, Ekrany, KINO, Japoniaonline.pl, Asian Movie Pulse, Eastern Kicks.

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