"Tofifest 2009"

Submissions to the competition of the seventh Tofifest international film festival totalled 580 films from 56 countries. Among them were productions familiar from Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Pusan, and Rotterdam.

Tofifest is one of the biggest and most interesting summer film events in Poland. This year's festival motto is "Films Are for People". The entered films will compete for the Golden Angel statuette in two contests:
  • the international competition for the best full-length feature (over 60 minutes)
  • the international competition for the best short film (up to 60 minutes).
Another prestigious prize at the festival is the Zygmunt Kałużyński Film Critics Award, presented by the Toruń festival with the consent of the great Polish critic's heirs. All the films at the festival can vie for the Audience Award - one of the most valuable prizes at Tofifest. This year Janusz Gajos will receive a special Golden Angel for his "contribution to the actor's art and a creative lack of meekness".

This year the festival invites audiences to a unique review, Poland's first, of young Swiss cinema as well as a retrospective of a visionary from Switzerland - Alain Tanner. Films by another master filmmaker - this year's Palme d'Or winner at Cannes, Michael Haneke - will also be screened. For fans of cult film trends, the festival organizers have prepared the first Polish retrospective of spaghetti westerns, including a special screening of Sergio Leone's Dollar Trilogy.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Polish cinema, Tofifest has prepared a review called "Polskie Kino Kobiet/a" / "Polish Cinema Woman/Women", presenting films by Barbara Sass, works by young female directors, and a review of films featuring pre-war star Helena Grossówna who thus makes an unusual "comeback" to her home town of Toruń after many decades.

Screenings of over 150 films will be accompanied by workshops, concerts, theatre shows, dance parties, and meetings with stars of European cinema.

Source of Polish version: Press release

For detailed information go to pages www.tofifest.pl.

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