POLISH AWARD-WINNERS AT THE FESTIVAL MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY
On the 18th of May, in the Studio Theatre in Warsaw, the Award Ceremony of the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival was held. Among the award-winners, there are a couple of Polish documentary films.
The film "Call Me Tony" by Klaudiusz Chrostowski won the "Zwierciadło" Award for the Best Psychology Feature. The editorial team granted the award amounting to 1000 euro to the best film dealing with the subject matter of psychology. In its justification, the jury writes:
"We award "Call Me Tony" by Klaudiusz Chrostowski for the maturity of his vision. It is also the award for his approach to the protagonist. Thorough, but at the same time not devoid of warmth and kindness which pass on to us, the viewers. It is hard not to like the 19-year-old, who imagines that he can be just like Tony Montana from "Scarface" and has the courage to fight for this dream."
The Chopin's Nose Award for the best film about music and art went ex aequo to the films "The Prince and the Dybbuk," dir. Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski and "Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk," dir. Kuba Mikurda. The Chopin's Nose Award is funded by the National Film Archive - the National Audiovisual Institute.
In the competition "Shades of Freedom," three awards were given: the Grand Prix Discovery award, amounting to 10 000 PLN to the film "Between us," dir. Maciej Mille, funded by the Discovery Channel Poland, Grand Prix FINA, amounting to 10 000 PLN to the film "Daniel," dir. Anastazja Dąbrowska, funded by the National Film Institute - the National Audiovisual Institute, the Discovery Audience Award, amounting to 5 000 PLN went to the film "Ostatni Junak," dir. Mikołaj Janik.
The award-winning films will be shown to the viewers of the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival - in five Polish cities from the 19th of May to the 25th of May and the viewers in 19 additional Polish cities from the 19th of May to the 20th of May within the frames of the Weekend with the Festival. The awarded films will also be broadcast on the Discovery Channel.