Polish Film Awarded at Envirofilm

Niedźwiedź władca gór (Lord of the Carpathians), directed by Krystian Matysek, received the Best Documentary Award at the 19th Envirofilm International Environmental Film Festival in Banská Bystrica, which closed on June 8.

Best Documentary Film

Niedźwiedź władca gór (Lord of the Carpathians) is a story about the fate of brown bears living in the Polish Carpathian mountains. Many aspects of the bears’ lives have been filmed here for the first time ever, including the interior of a bear lair or the feeding of cubs. The film was produced by Metro Films and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.


Members of the jury of the 19th edition of the Envirofilm International Environmental Film Festival included František Palonder and Kateřina Javorská from Slovakia, Michael Havas from New Zealand, Ferenc Varga from Hungary, and Polish director Iwona Siekierzyńska.


This year’s Envirofilm festival ran from June 3 through June 8 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.


Further details about the festival are available at www.envirofilm.sk.


Press release


Translated by Karolina Kołtun