Winners of the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia

In Entertainment, Gdynia

It was an unforgettable week of the 42nd Polish Film Festival. The Final Gala took place in the Musical Theatre in Gdynia on Sunday, the 23rd of September. Here’s the list of all the winners.

Film Awards

The Grand Prix of the 42nd Polish Film Festival – “Golden Lions” for the best film “Silent Night” went to the director Piotr Domalewski and the producers: Jerzy Kapuscinski, Ewa Jastrzebska and  Jacek Bromski. Additionally, a director and a producer – Joanna Kos-Krause received the “Silver Lions” for the movie “Birds are singing in Kigali”.

Individual Awards

Platinum Lions, the award granted by the Organizing Committee of the Festival for the entirety of creative work, went to the director and film, theatre and television screenwriter, Jerzy Gruza.

Both, Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik won the Best Director Award for their work on “Spoor”.

Jagoda Szelc received the award twice. For the best director debut as well as for the best script for the movie “Tower. A Bright Day”.

The best editing award went to Katarzyna Lesniak for her work in “Birds are singing in Kigali”.

“The Fastest” won 3 awards during the gala. Firstly, the audience award went to Lukasz Palkowski, director of this film. Later, Marek Warszewski got the prize for art direction. Finally, Kamila Kaminska received won in professional acting debut in the movie.

“Beyond Words’ which is a film by Urszula Antoniak received 2 awards. Lennert Hillege for the photography and Mirosław Makowski, Maciej Pawłowski as well as Jan Schermer for sound in this film.

Janusz Kaleja was got the award for make-up in the film “Spoor” and Agata Culak for costumes in the film “Reconcilation”.

The best music award went to Sandro Di Stefano for the “Man with the Magic Box” movie.

Acting Awards

Magdalena Popławska (“Panic Attack”) and Łukasz Simlat (“Amok”) won the best supporting actress and actor.

Jowita Budnik and Eliane Umuhire as the best leading actresses in the film “Birds are singing in Kigali” and Dawid Ogrodnik as the best leading actor in the film “Silent Night”.

Enjoy our photo gallery from the Final Gala and stay tuned for the summary of the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

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