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
„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.
„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.
„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.
„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.