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2019 Transatlantyk Festival – the awards winners

The 2019 Transatlantyk Festival officially comes to an end. The full list of winners is below.

 

TRANSATLANTYK DISTRIBUTION AWARD 2019 — NEW CINEMA COMPETITION

 „System Crasher” („Systemsprenger”), dir. Nora Fingscheidt, Germany 2019

 

KAMERA AKCJA FILM CRITICS’ FESTIVAL AWARD

„The Day After I’m Gone”, dir. Nimrod Eldar, Israel, France 2019

Special Mention - „Still Recording”, dir. Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub, Lebanon, Syria, France, Quatar, Germany 2018

 

POLISH SHORT FILMS COMETITION 

I Prize

„The Rain” („Deszcz”), dir. Piotr Milczarek

Reasons: The current dominant genre of commercial cinema is thrillingly reinvigorated from a most unexpected source in our winning film. A simple, but complex allegory is hilariously dramatized using minimal means and the economy, which is the hallmark of the finest short cinema.  

II Prize

„The Briefing” („Odprawa”), dir. Filip Drzewiecki

Reasons: Rendering the reality of a very special working environment with controlled chaotic intensity and a streak of black humour. This film displace huge promise and introduces a new talent in to the world of Polish documentary.

III Prize

„Loved Ones” („Bliscy”), dir. Zofia Kowalewska

Reasons: A family crisis presented by intimate snatches of convincingly believable situations. This is a film, which plunges us in to midst of a tragic nightmare made more horrific by the fact that it lacks both beginning and end. 

Special Mention

„Bitter Herb” („Piołun”), dir. Maria Ornaf

 

TRANSATLANTYK INSTANT COMPOSITION CONTEST™

 I Prize — Zuzanna Całka

II Prize — Joanna Kucharczyk

III Prize — Karolina Krzyżanowska 

Special Mention — Paweł Łapuć

 

Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz received the BEST POLISH YOUNG COMPOSER award.

 

Arturo Ripstein received the FIPRESCI Platinum Award 94  at opening gala of the 2019 Transatlantyk Festival.