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Report from FICC jury member on 54th Krakow Film Festival


Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest film events dedicated to documentary, cx v animated and short fiction films in Europe. Viewers have had an opportunity to watch about 250 films from Poland and abroad during 8 festival days. Films were presented in many ways: competitions and in special sections like retrospectives, thematic cycles and etc. Krakow Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Poland, have been organized in every year since 1961 as the national short film competition, later also an international one and finally only international. Later it made a successful comeback as a double-barreled event once again in 1997.

FICC jury presented with it’s diploma films from program International Short Film Competition. The short film competition is the most diverse competition of Krakow Film Festival. There are three genres are mixed in it – documentary, animation and feature film. Films come from various parts of the world. The program was very interesting, and exceptionally animation films. That is why jury has worked for a long time.

The FICC Jury was consisted of: Jan Jankowiak  – Chairman (Poland), Tea Gabidzashvili (Georgia), Tapesh Sharma (India) have decided to give the Don Quichote

Award to the film LUX AETERNA, directed by Carlos Tribiño Mamby (Columbia). Film is about Casiano and Blacina, an old coupe, which live in the mountains, far away  from civilisation. Their life, based on modest everyday rituals, has turned into unhurried waiting for death. Abandoned by the closest family, they have learned to take pleasure from what is left and to face imminent death full of peace and fulfillment. Inspired by a true story, Tribiño Mamby’s film presents death as a transfer to a different, better world.

Tea Gabidzashvili

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