4-8.12.2019 / Białystok

Washingtonia wins!

Washingtonia wins!

Washingtonia wins!

9th International Short Film Festival just ended in Białystok, Poland. 5 intense days full of short films, concerts, exhibitions and workshops.

108 films compete in 6 competitions and jury members: Katarzyna Kijek, Ujkan Hysaj, Piotr Bernaś and Przemysław Adamski awarded greek short film “Washingtonia” by Konstantina Kotzmani for meaningful, powerful yet very restrained way of filming. For applying aesthetics to create a surrealistic vision out of the existing reality as they stated.

Oscars short-listed Polish documentary “Joanna” by Joana Kopacz scored three awards and Polish-Armenian co-production “Milky Brother” by Vahram Mkhitaryan, who leaves Białystok with two awards!

Awards list: 

WILD BISON AWARD, audience award: JOANNA, dir. Aneta Kopacz, Poland, 2014

Polish amateurs competition:

Winner: GAMES, dir. Bartek Tryzna, Monika Stpiczyńska, Poland, 2014
Special mention: THE DRIFT, dir. Marcin Ożóg, Poland, 2014

Polish students competition:
Winner: MOTHER EARTH, dir. Piotr Złotorowicz, Poland, 2014

Polish independents competition:
Winner: JOANNA, dir. Aneta Kopacz, Poland, 2014
Special mention: THE SUPREME, dir. Katarzyna Gondek, Poland, 2014

EASTWARD WINDOW competition
Winner: INVISIBLE SPACES, dir. Dea Kulumbegashvili, Georgia, 2014
Special Mention: DOG’S LIFE, dir. Ieva Veiveryte, Lithuania, 2014

WHOLE WIDE WORLD competition:
Winner: THE RETURN, dir. Yohann Konam, France, 2014
Special mention: A SIMPLER LIFE, dir. Gunhild Enger, Sweden, 2013

Best documentary: JOANNA, dir. Aneta Kopacz, Poland, 2014
Best animation: SYMPHONY NO. 42, dir. Réka Bucsi, Hungary, 2013
Best live-action: MILKY BROTHER, dir. Vahram Mkhitaryan, Poland/Armenia, 2014
Best cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas for WASHINGTONIA, dir. Konstantina Kotzmani, Greece, 2013
Best soundtrack: Arsen Babajanyan for MILKY BROTHER, dir. Vahram Mkhitaryan, Poland/Armenia, 2014

KIDS competition winners: 
Programme 5+  GHOST HOURS, dir. Nils Skapans, Latvia/Estonia, 2014
Programme 7+ PIGLET.BABYSITTER, dir. Natalya Berezovaya, Russia, 2014
Programme for middle schools: GOD’S LAMB, dir. Kees-Jan Mueller, Netherlands, 2014