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Warsaw's CentEast introduces financial award, new section

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- 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

Warsaw's CentEast introduces financial award, new section
Afterimage by Andrzej Wajda

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.

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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:
film review
trailer
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:

Afterimage [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Andrzej Wajda
Production company: Akson Studio
International sales: Films Boutique

Zacma: Blindness [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Ryszard Bugajski
Production company: RB Film
International Sales: Kino Świat

Clair Obscur [+see also:
film review
trailer
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

I'm a Killer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Maciej Pieprzyca
film profile
]
Maciej Pieprzyca
Production Company: RE Studio

The Last Family [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Jan P. Matuszyński
Production Company: Aurum Film
International Sales: New Europe Film Sales

Memories of Summer [+see also:
trailer
interview: Adam Guziński
film profile
]
Adam Guziński
Production Company: Opus Film

Park [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sofia Exarchou
film profile
]
Sofia Exarchou
Production Companies: Neda Film (Greece), Madants (Poland)
International Sales: Stray Dogs

Playground [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bartosz M. Kowalski
film profile
]
Bartosz M. Kowalski
Production Company: Film It
International Sales: Latido Films

The Saint [+see also:
film review
interview: Andrius Blazevicius
film profile
]
Andrius Blaževičius
Production Companies: Ciobrelai (Lithuania), No Sugar Films (Poland)

The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal
Production Companies: Balapolis (Poland), Hauser & Wirth (Switzerland)

Tales of Mexico [+see also:
trailer
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)

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