Festival of Polish Films

(Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych)
   An annual festival presenting Polish feature films, an important part of the Polish film landscape. Organized for the first time in Gdańsk in 1974, the festival was moved to the neighboring town of Gdynia in 1996. The festival grants its main prize, the Golden Lion award (Złote Lwy), as well as other awards in several different categories (ranging from best direction to costumes). The thirty Golden Lion awards from 1974 to 2005 were given to the following films (sometimes the jury did not confer the main award or awarded two main prizes): The Deluge (Jerzy Hoffmann) in 1974; Nights and Days (Jerzy Antczak) and The Promised Land (Andrzej Wajda) in 1975; Camouflage (Krzysztof Zanussi) in 1977; Passion (Stanisław Różewicz) and Rough Treatment (Wajda) in 1978; Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieślowski) in 1979; The Beads of One Rosary (Kazimierz Kutz) in 1980; Fever (Agnieszka Holland) in 1981; Austeria (Jerzy Kawalerowicz) in 1984; The Woman in a Hat (Różewicz) in 1985; Axiliad (Witold Leszczyński) in 1986; The Mother of Kings (Janusz Zaorski) in 1987; A Short Film about Killing and A Short Film about Love (both films by Kieślowski) in 1988; Escape from the "Freedom" Cinema (Wojciech Marczewski) in 1990; All That Really Matters (Robert Gliński) in 1992; The Sequence of Feelings (Radosław Piwowarski) and The Case of Pekosiński (Grzegorz Królikiewicz) in 1993; The Turned Back (Kutz) in 1994; Girl Guide (Juliusz Machulski) in 1995; Love Stories (Jerzy Stuhr) in 1997; The History of Cinema Theater in Popielawy (Jan Jakub Kolski) in 1998; Debt (Krzysztof Krauze) in 1999; Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (Zanussi) in 2000; Hi, Tereska (Gliński) in 2001; The Day of the Wacko (Marek Koterski) in 2002; Warszawa (Dariusz Gajewski) in 2003; The Welts (Magdalena Piekorz) in 2004; The Debt Collector (Feliks Falk) in 2005; Savior Square (Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze) in 2006.
   Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema by Marek Haltof

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

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