Polish Federation of Film Clubs

(Polska federacja Dyskusyjnych Klubów Filmowych, PFDKF)
   The noteworthy film organization established in 1956. With its heyday in the 1960s and the 1970s, PFDKF became vital in promoting art cinema through film retrospectives and seminars. In addition, since 1973 PFDKF has been granting the prestigious Don Kichot Prize to the best Polish narrative or documentary film. The list of awarded films includes The Pearl in the Crown (1973, Kazimierz Kutz), Through and Through (1974, Grzegorz Królikiewicz), Let Us Love (1975, Krzysztof Wojciechowski), Personnel (1976, Krzysztof Kieślowski), Man of Marble (1977, Andrzej Wajda), Top Dog (1978, Feliks Falk), The Hospital of Transfiguration (1979, Edward Żebrowski), Aria for an Athlete (1980, Filip Bajon), The Pilgrim (1981, Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki), Shivers (1982/1983, Wojciech Marczewski), Custody (1984, Wiesław Saniewski), No End (1985, Kieślowski), no award in 1986, The Mother of Kings (1987, Janusz Zaorski), The Unvanquished (1988, Marek Drążewski), Interrogation (1989, Ryszard Bugajski), Lava: The Story of Forefathers (1990, Tadeusz Konwicki), Developmen-tally Challenged (1991, Jacek Bławut), Birthplace (1992, Paweł Łoziński), Pograbek (1993, Jan Jakub Kolski), Crows (1994, Dorota Kędzierzawska), The Spinning Wheel of Time (1995, Andrzej Kondratiuk), Street Boys (1996, Bajon), Family Events (1997, Leszek Wosiewicz), no awards in 1998, 1999, and 2000, Debt (2001, Krzysztof Krauze), no awards in 2002, 2003, and 2004, The Day of the Wacko (2005, Marek Koterski).
   Since the 1960s, PFDKF has been also publishing an important film periodical, Film na świecie (Film Abroad), initially under the title Kultura filmowa (Film Culture). Originally published as a monthly, since 1990 it has become an irregular journal (usually 1-3 issues per year). Andrzej Wajda is the honorary president of PFDKF.
   Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema by Marek Haltof

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