4-8.12.2019 / Białystok

We are honoured to present the laureates of the 13th edition of the Żubroffka festival!

We are honoured to present the laureates of the 13th edition of the Żubroffka festival!

We are honoured to present the laureates of the 13th edition of the Żubroffka festival!

Carefully selected from over two thousand applications, 109 films have been fighting for the awards in eight competition categories.

Jury: Marc James Roels, Monika Pawluczuk, Jacqueline Lentzou, Hana Jušić i Lukas V. Rinner

has decided to award films:

Festival Grand Prix ŻUBROFFKA 2018 – Award of the Director of Bialystok Cultural Centre – 8.000 PLN

Штангіст/Sztangista/Weightlifter
dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, Ukraine, Poland 2018

Jury: For it’s bold, unique depiction of a ruthless internal struggle.


I prize in international competition EASTWARD WINDOW – 2.000 PLN

Штангіст/Sztangista/Weightlifter
dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, Ukraine, Poland 2018

Jury: For it’s bold physicality this film’s cinematography impressed us with its subtly organic yet stylized imagery.


I prize in international competition WHOLE WIDE WORLD
– 2.000 PLN

Min Börda/The Burden
dir. Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden 2017

Jury: For its affectingly bittersweet humour and exquisite craft.



I prize in national competition STUDENTS
– 2.000 PLN

Jak zostać papieżem/How To Become A Pope
dir. Justyna Mytnik, Poland 2017

Jury: A subversive yet naively endearing portrait of youthful fervour and ambition.



I prize in national competition INDEPENDENTS
– 2.000 PLN

Gość/The Guest
dir. Sebastian Weber, Poland 2018

Jury: The dedication and affection that the director has shown toward this film’s main character has produced a remarkably affecting film that stayed with us.

Prize for THE BEST DOCUMENTARY – 2.000 PLN

5 ans après la guerre/5 years after the war
dir. Samuel Albaric, Martin Wiklund, Ulysse Lefort, France 2017

Jury: For it’s touching portrayal of a young man’s longing for connection in a uniquely stylized way.

Prize for THE BEST LIVE ACTION – 2.000 PLN

Amor
dir. Isabel Lamberti, Netherlands 2017

Jury: For its heartwarming portrait of teenage girls done in a formally interesting way which keeps us uncomfortably immersed in their teenage angst

Prize for THE BEST ANIMATION – 2.000 PLN

Take Me Please
dir. Olivér Hegyi, Hungary 2018

Jury: For a film that surprised us with its refined sensitivity in approaching a heartbroken boy’s existential journey in a highly textured universe not far from us.

Prize for THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – 2.000 PLN

Штангіст/Sztangista/Weightlifter
dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, Ukraine, Poland 2018

Jury: For it’s bold physicality this film’s cinematography impressed us with its subtly organic yet stylized imagery.

Prize for the best MUSIC – 2.000 PLN

Solar Walk
dir. Réka Bucsi, Dania, Hungary 2017

Jury: For it’s affectingly visceral sound design, this film took us on a journey to the stars.


 

International Competition ON THE EDGE

Jury: Joanna Rytel, Andrei Tănăsescu and Petra Sedláková has decided to award films:

I prize in international competition ON THE EDGE – 2.000 PLN

Reality Fragment 160921
dir. Qigemu, UK 2017

Jury: Recognizing the world in which our lives are becoming more ‘curated’ by our own process of individuation through social media and virtual communication, as well as our globally displaced rootedness, we fell under the spell of a challenging and deeply personal film that welcomed us into its intimate, sensorial re-arrangement of memory.


Special mention in national competition ON THE EDGE

Hiatus
dir. Vivian Ostrovsky, USA, Brasil 2018

Jury: A poetic documentary about the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, which, despite its short format, still captures and transmits a deep, metaphysical understanding of its subject and managed to romanticize the author’s ambivalent and introverted way that we can all identify with.

Polish Competition AMATEURS

Jury: Adam Kruk, Bogna Helena Buniowska, Zuzanna Kamińska, Weronika Siemieniuk, Patryk Pilcicki and Jakub Jaroszewicz has decided to award film:

Dziurawa Skarpeta na Emigracji/The Hole In The Sock Of Emigration
dir. Michał Łebski, Poland 2017

Jury: For an honest and brave attempt to tackle a difficult issue as well as for giving the audience a chace to hear the voice of those whom we usually prefer not to hear.

KIDS Competition:

KIDS 6+ (2.000 PLN):

Ant/Mrówka
dir. Julia Ocker, Germany 2017

KIDS 10+ (2.000 PLN):

Теория заката/The Theory Of Sunset/Teoria zachodu słońca
dir. Roman Sokolov, Russia 2017

KIDS 13+ (2.000 PLN):

Endemit Albert/Endemic Albert
dir. Zuzanna Sławińska, Poland 2017

KIDS 16+ (2.000 PLN):

Kiem Holijanda
dir. Sarah Veltmeyer, Netherlands 2017

MUSIC VIDEO Competition (2.000 PLN):

Magenta Riddin DJ Snake’a
dir. Nataln Schottenfels & Francesco Colombo, France 2018

New Europe Talent Award, funded by New Europe Film Sales

Штангіст/Sztangista/Weightlifter
dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, Ukraine, Poland 2018

For to the most promising filmmaker, who has a unique and distinctive voice.

THE WILD BISON AWARD (AUDIENCE AWARD) – 5.500 PLN, funded by DrTusz

Cadoul de Craciun/The Christmas Gift
dir. Bogdan Muresanu, Romania 2018

Congratulations!