Imagine Receives Golden Grape
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Andrzej Jakimowski’s film received the Golden Grape Award at the 42nd Lubuskie Film Summer in Łagów. The second prize, the Silver Grape, was given to Władysław Pasikowski‘s Pokłosie / Aftermath, and the Bronze Grape went to Eastalgia by the Ukrainian director Daria Onyshchenko.
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Still from "Imagine" showing Edward Hogg, photo courtesy of Kino Świat
This year, 16 films competed for the festival’s most prestigious award within the feature-film category. Apart from the awarded recipients, films such as Obława / Manhunt by Marcin Krzyształowicz and Leszek Dawid’s Jesteś Bogiem / You Are God were entered in the competition.
In the documentary-film category, the jury considered 22 submissions. The Golden Grape 2013 in this category was awarded in a tie to Ojciec i Syn / Father and Son by Paweł Łoziński and Dziennik z Podróży / A Diary of a Journey by Piotr Stasik. The second prize was received by Zvonky Sztiesti / The Bells of Happiness by Slovakian director Marek Sulik, while the Brown Grape for documentary went to Tevas / Father by Marat Sargsyan from Lithuania.
The Golden Grape for a short-fiction film was awarded to Mateusz Głowacki for Zabicie Ciotki / Killing Auntie.
The Juliusz Burski Prize of the organizers was given to Dziewczyna z Szafy / Girl From the Closet by Bodo Kox, and the Film Culture Club Award went to Monika Pawluczuk for her film Kiedy Będę Ptakiem / When I Am a Bird. Andrzej Kawala, the director of the festival and of the Film Culture Club in Zielona Góra, sums up this year's event as "High-quality films, hot encounters and excellent jury verdicts".
During one week in Łagów, over 180 films from almost 20 countries were shown – from countries such as Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany, Austria and Poland. A series of amateur snorkelling films was also shown at the festival for the first time.
The festival featured more than just the well-known fiction and documentary productions. As usual, the audience also had the opportunity to become acquainted with the young filmmakers’ talents at the screenings of student short subjects from various countries. Moreover, the festival programme included a special segment of short films made by famous directors in their younger years, as well as a series of animated propaganda shorts.
The festival traditionally hosts meetings with directors whose films are presented during the event. This year, guest artists included Maciej Drygas, Andrzej Jakimowski, Leszek Dawid, Ryszard Bugajski and Aneta Kopacz, as well as visitors from abroad.
The open workshop for film critics titled How to Write About Film? also formed part of the 42nd Lubuskie Film Summer. It was led by the famous film critics Andrzej Werner and Rafał Marszałek. The class was open to everyone interested in this kind of activity – whether professionally or as an amateur.
One of the festival guests was the documentary filmmaker Jacek Bławut, who introduced a section of his oeuvre.
Lubuskie Film Summer has been organized since 1969. Up until 1989 the festival focused on Polish cinema. In 1990, however, the event transformed into an international festival, whose aim has been to present films from the post-communist countries.
The festival was organized by the Film Culture Club in Zielona Góra.
Source: PAP; ed. LS; 8.07.2013, translated by AM 8.07.2013