Warsaw's CentEast introduces financial award, new section
by Vladan Petkovic
- This year, a film from CentEast's Warsaw Screenings will receive an award worth €4,600, while a new section, the Warsaw Meetings, has also been introduced
In its 30th edition, the Warsaw Screenings section of the Warsaw Film Festival's CentEast market, intended to showcase the latest Polish productions and co-productions to international professionals, is introducing a financial award for for the best Polish film presented. Worth €4,600 (PLN 20,000) and funded by the Polish Film Institute, the award will be decided on by international professionals taking part in the screenings and given out during the closing gala of the Warsaw Film Festival, on Sunday, 16 October.
The list consists of 12 films, some of which are already making festival rounds and winning awards, including the Polish Oscar submission Afterimage [+see also:
interview: Zofia Wichlacz
film profile] by Andrzej Wajda, who has just passed away, and several titles that are also screening in the WFF official programme. Scroll down for the full list of films.
In addition to this new award, the festival is introducing a new section, the Warsaw Meetings. Besides being, rather obviously, meetings between Polish film professionals and their international counterparts, the section will present the advantages of co-producing with Poland in a panel called "How to make films with Poland."
Here is the full list of films presented in the Warsaw Screenings:
Clair Obscur [+see also:
film profile] – Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Production Companies: Ustaoglu Production (Turkey), Slot Machine (France), unafilm (Germany), Aeroplan Film (Poland)
International Sales: Beta Cinema
Honey Hunters – Krystian Matysek
Production Company: Arkana Studio
Tales of Mexico [+see also:
film profile] –Natalia Beristáin, Carlos Bolado, Carlos Carrera, Ernesto Contreras, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Iván Ávila Duenas, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle
Production Companies: Machete Producciones (Mexico), No Sugar Films (Poland)