Polish Film Institute hands out first of new annual awards


    The Polish Film Institute handed out the first of what will become annual awards for professionals involved in various segments of the film industry at a gala ceremony Monday night organised with the Polish Filmmakers Association in Warsaw. Statuettes were awarded in 11 categories from nominations gathered from applications submitted by local governments, film foundations and associations.

    The awards were established to honour the professionals who are involved in film promotion and in organizing events such as films festivals and exhibitions but are virtually unknown to the public, PFI said in a statement.

    The winners:

    1. Entities Running Movie Theaters:

    Gutek Film Sp. z o.o. for Muranów Cinema in Warsaw
    2. International Film Event of the Year

    15th International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Plus Camerimage
    3. Polish Film Event of the Year

    Summer Film Academy in Zwierzyniec
    4. Film Promotion Abroad

    19th Polish Film Festival in America (Chicago)

    5. Polish Film Distribution

    ITI Cinema, Grupa ITI in Warsaw

    6. Film Reviews

    "KINO" Magazine
    7. Radio/TV Program

    "Kino Polska" Channel
    8. Web Portal

    9. Publication on Film Industry

    S. Zawiśliński, "Kieślowski. Życie po życiu," Skorpion Publishing House

    10. Young Audience Education Project

    All-Poland Competition in Knowledge about Film in Gdańsk (Gdańskie Centrum Kultury)
    11. Film Discussion Club
    - DKF "Rotunda" in Cracow