Camerimage Award for A. Odorowicz
General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz and Camerimage Festival Director Marek Żydowicz. Photo by Piotr Szymański, Polish Film Institute
The 22nd Camerimage International Film Festival, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, drew to a close on November 22. The Golden Frog award for Best Film in the festival’s Main Competition went to Leviathan, a film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev and lensed by Mikhail Krichman. The award for Friend of the Festival was presented to Agnieszka Odorowicz, General Director of the Polish Film Institute.
Award for Friend of the Festival Presented to Agnieszka Odorowicz, Head of the Polish Film Institute
“The festival has many friends, but among them are those whose advice truly helps us grow. We decided to honor them with a special award,” said festival director Marek Żydowicz as he presented a list of those recognized at previous editions of the festival. “This year we would like to present this award to the General Director of the Polish Film Institute – Agnieszka Odorowicz. She is a person who has changed the face of Polish cinema. We all see how the Polish film industry is changing and Polish films are beginning to succeed abroad. Ms. Odorowicz also appreciates those who help to promote Polish cinema, including film festivals. On behalf of the Camerimage festival team, I would like to say a very special thank you to Agnieszka Odorowicz,” said Marek Żydowicz.
“I am extremely touched, but also very proud to receive this award. The Polish Film Institute has been, wants to be, and will continue to be a partner and a friend to this festival,” said Agnieszka Odorowicz in her acceptance speech.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun