Jarosław Kamiński Wins European Film Award!

Jarosław Kamiński is this year’s laureate of the European Film Award for the Best Editor, for the film “Cold War” directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Jarosław Kamiński The Best European Editor 2018

The European Film Academy has announced the first winners of this year’s European Film Awards. The eight-member jury awarded the best European filmmakers responsible for cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, hair & make-up, music, sound design and, for the first time, visual effects.

The award for the Best European Editor was given to Jarosław Kamiński for the film Cold War directed by Paweł Pawlikowski.

“The cuts in COLD WAR are meaningful and emotional, almost like poetry. This poetic way of editing supports and enhances the sensuality of the story. The editor sensitively leads the heroes through time, emphasizing their isolation from each other in space, the fragmentarity of their relationship and the impossibility of being together.” – justify jury.

The list of winners is available on the EFA website:


Jarosław Kamiński

As reported by filmpolski.pl: “From 1992 a lecturer at the Directing Department of the Film School in Łódź, in 1996-99 a Deputy Dean of this faculty. Founding member of the Polish Association of Editors, in 2011-2013 its President. A member of the Polish Film Academy, the European Film Academy (EFA) and the American Film Academy.”

Jarosław Kamiński has, among others, edited the movie “Ida”, “The Lure”, “Fugue”, “Werewolf”, “Jack Strong”, “You are God” or “The Art of Love. The history of Michalina Wisłocka. ” He has received numerous nominations and awards by the Polish Academy of Films. He is also the winner of the Best Editing Awards at the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia.

“Captain” with the prize for the best sound

André Bendocchi-Alves and Martin Steyer received the award for Best Sound Designers for the sound of the movie “Captain”. The project co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was developed as part of the Polish-German Co-Development Fund. Production was also carried out in Polish areas with the participation of Polish industry professionals. The Polish co-producer is Opus Film.

Polish films with an opportunity for EFA 2018

This year, the chance to win the European Film Awards has two productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute: “Cold War”, which is nominated in five categories: Best European Film, Director, Screenwriter, Actress and Actor. This is another great success of the Polish film, which gathered the most nominations this year. The second Polish film that has a chance for the EFA statuette is “Another Day of Life” by Raul de la Fuente and Damian Nenow, nominated in the category of European Animated Feature Film.

The 2018 European Film Awards Ceremony will take place on December 15 in Seville.