Revue and Lightborne win at Krakow Film Festival

By FNE Staff

    Revue, directed by Sergei Loznitsa, won the main documentary competition prize, and Lightborne, directed by Eduardo Chapero-Jackson, won the international competition at the 48th Krakow Film Festival. The closing ceremony on June 5 also awarded Gugara by Jacek Naglowski and Andrzej Dybczak with the main prize in the national competition.

    The festival screened 24 documentaries, 19 short films, and 14 animated films in the international competition. The Polish national competition consisted of 27 documentary films, 6 fiction films, and 9 animated films. Serving on the juries were Jerzy Sladkowski, Sean Farnel and Michal Chacinski (Feature Length Documentaries); Andrzej Fidyk, Nenad Puhovski, Irena Taskovski, Gerrit van Dijk, and Laurence Boyce (International Competition); and Witold Giersz, Slawomir Fabicki, Bozena Janicka, Antoni Krauze, and Rafal Skalski (National Competition). The FIPRESCI jury awarded animated film Refrains by Wiola Sowa of Poland, who also won a best director prize.

    For a complete list of winners, go to the Festivals section of Film New Europe.