Winners of the Common Baltic Short Film Contest Announced!
Filmmakers from Finland, Lithuania and Poland have won the 3rd edition of the Common Baltic Short Film Contest! The contest was organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under its flagship brand Culture.pl, the Polish Film Festival, the Pomeranian Film Foundation & the Gdynia Film School.
Films submitted to the contest were supposed to answer questions such as: how has the Baltic Sea region been changing in terms of arts, society, politics and economy? Is there a common identity shared by the countries of the Baltic Sea region? Does the Baltic Sea unite or perhaps divide the nations living at its coasts?
The contest was open to all participants, both professionals and amateurs aged 18 and over from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Poland. 44 films, one to five minutes long, were submitted, from all of the Baltic region. The winners were chosen from 42 films, which qualified for the contest, by a jury comprised of:
- Michał Oleszczyk, PhD – film critic; film expert; Artistic Director of the Polish Film Festival (2013-2016);
- Jerzy Rados – Deputy Director of the Gdynia Film School; director; scriptwriter; photographer;
- Grzegorz Skorupski – film expert Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
During their meeting on 25th August 2017, the jury selected three winners: Juhana Lumme and his film Venus, Gilles Vuillard and his Great Whales and Wojtek Skrzypczyński and his Na Samym Brzegu (editor’s translation: On the Edge of the Shore). The winners received GoPro Hero5 Session cameras as well as invitations to the Gdynia Film Festival.
The award ceremony will take place on 22nd September 2017 at the Young Gala at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
Source: promotional materials, compiled by MK, translated by NR, 31 Aug 2017