A little more than a month has passed since the closing of the 4th TWO RIVERSIDES Festival and we have already started working on its 5th edition. We sent our programmers to festivals in Venice and Koszalin in search of new films for you but at the same time we kept up with the fates of those features that had appeared during this year’s edition of the Festival.
Kuba Czekaj’s “Don’t be afraid of the dark room”, the winner of the Independent School and Amateur Short Films Competition, received an award of distinction in the short feature category during the YOUNG AND CINEMA Festival in Koszalin.
Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, our guest in Kazimierz this year, received “Jantar 2010″ award during the same festival. Our audience in Kazimierz and the Juries in Koszalin raved about her film “Hanoi-Warsaw”, which was later qualified to the international competition of the Krakow Film Festival as the only Polish short feature film and then received a nomination for the European Film Academy Short Film award. It’s worth mentioning that for the last few years it has been the only Polish short feature released on 35 mm film.
“Jantar 2010″, Stanisław Różewicz Award for the Best Director, was awarded to Paweł Sala for the film “Mother Teresa of Cats”. His film received a lot of attention and positive reviews during the festival in Kazimierz. From Sempember 17 you will be able to see it in cinemas. Bartek Kulas’s animated film entitled “Millhaven” received an award of distinction, and a special Jury distinction in the short documentary category was granted to Edyta Wróblewska’s “The Girl from a Reading Primer”.