Winners of the 60th Krakow Film Festival

    On Saturday, June 6, the first Polish online film festival ended with an awards gala, during which we met the winners of all festival competitions. The event was broadcast live on the Internet, hosted by Maciej Stuhr, and the large audience gathered in front of computer screens proved that a pandemic does not prevent true love of cinema and the festival!

    Awards of the 60th Krakow Film Festival

    The ceremony was launched by Tomasz Raczek, the editor-in-chief of the Film Magazine of the Polish Filmmakers Association, announcing the audience award that this year was given to the Norwegian documentary  “The Self Portrait” directed by Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset and Espen Wallin. This film also received the Jury Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

    “The Whale From Lorino” directed by Maciej Cuske (Poland) who won three awards was the undisputed winner of the Festival. The film won the Silver Horn for the director of a film with high artistic value, the Award of the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association for editing for Katarzyna Orzechowska and the Award for the best producer of Polish short and documentary films funded by the Polish Producers Alliance for Mikołaj Pokromski and Aldona Pokromska.

    In the justification of the Jury of the international documentary film competition headed by Łukasz Żal we read: “The Whale From Lorino” receives the Silver Horn for the depth experience in which metaphorical images and sound allow us to immerse ourselves in the reality of an indigenous Siberian village located in a remote and forgotten corner of Russia. (…) this unique film presents the cultural relationship between man and the environment in a beautiful way and paradoxically shows us that men who hunt endangered whales to survive also belong to the genre on the verge of extinction.


    The screenings of all awarded films will take place on Sunday, June 7 in the virtual cinema halls of the Krakow Film Festivall and in all the screening rooms of the Pod Baranami Cinema in Krakow, at the Main Market Square and the Małopolska Garden of Arts.

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    Last modified on 09-06-2020