Having watched all the competitive films The International Competition Jury of the 49th Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Zbigniew Rybczyński – chairman (Poland), Christoffer Olofsson (Sweden), Eduardo Chapero-Jackson (Spain), Chris Tidman (United Kingdom), Leo Kantor (Sweden) has decided to award the following prizes :
The Golden Dragon to the film “Pizza in Auschwitz” /“Pizza be Auschwitz” directed by Moshe Zimerman (Israel) for a complex and thought provoking portrayal of a family journey into one man’s personal tragedy and historical survival.
The Silver Dragon for the Director of the Best Documentary Film to the film “Poste Restante” directed by Marcel Łoziński (Poland)
The Silver Dragon for the Director of the Best Animated Film to the film “Ten” /“Dix” directed by BIF (Fabrice le Nezet, Francois Roisin, Jules Janaud), France
The Silver Dragon for the Director of the Best Fiction Film to the film “Leaving” directed by Richard Penfold, Samuel Hearn (United Kingdom)
The EFA Nomination Krakow 2009 – a nomination for the European Film Award in the short film category to the film “Poste Restante” directed by Marcel Łoziński (Poland)
The Special Mention to the films:
“Wagah”, directed by Supriyo Sen (Germany)
“Hugo Rey y su Doncella” (“Hugo King and his Damsel”), directed by Franco do Peña (Poland/Venezuela)
“Shesh Vahesti Dakot Betel Aviv”/ “Six and Half Minutes in Tel Aviv” directed by Mirey Brantz (Israel),
The FIPRESCI (International Film Critics) Jury at 49th Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Vladimir Ignatovski (Bulgaria), Saskia Legein (The Netherlands), Tadeusz Szczepański (Poland) decided to award the film “Poste restante” directed by Marcel Łoziński (Poland).
Having watched all the competitive films the FICC (International Federation of Film Discussion Clubs) Jury at 49th Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Marta Chwałek (Poland), Carl Henrik Eilertsen (Norway) i Andrea Pócsik (Hungary) has decided to grant the Don Quichote Award to the film “Goleshovo” directed by Ilian Metev (Bulgaria/United Kingdom). The director’s easy approach on this seemingly simple subject gives the audience the opportunity to get involved in the efforts of a disappearing community, sharing with the viewers their irony, strength and life wisdom in a deliberating way.
Special mention goes to the short fiction film titled “Leaving”, directed by Richard Penfold and Sam Hearn (United Kingdom).
The Student Jury consisting of: Grzegorz Lis, Michał Gulik, Anna Fac-Biedziuk has decided to award ex equo the films: „My amulet” directed by Leah Thorn (United Kingdom ) for a brave, fresh and artistic interference into political correctness and “Skhizein” directed by Jérémy Clapin (France) for a subtle and brilliant study of a misfit.