"Rogalik" Voted Best Film at Alcine
On November 15, Paweł Ziemilski’s Rogalik, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the first prize in the European Competition of the Alcine short film festival in Spain.
This year marked the 43rd edition of the Alcine festival. Alcine features two main competition sections (a Spanish and a European competition), along with various non-competitive sections. For the last few years, the festival has also included a special industry event known as the Short Latino section. This year’s Alcine programme featured various Q&A sessions. masterclasses, and panels for European and Latin American film professionals focusing on short films.
Further details about the 43rd Alcine festival are available at www.alcine.org.
Polish Film Wins European Competition
This year’s European Competition lineup featured a total of 31 films, two of which were Polish films – Rogalik by Paweł Ziemilski, and Żar (The Heat), a short feature directed by Bartosz Kruhlik. Paweł Ziemilski’s Rogalik received the award for Best Film in the European Competition. The film was produced by the National Film School in Łodź. In November 2012, Rogalik was nominated for awards at IDFA, and has since screened at a total of 27 international film festivals. The Alcine award marks the fifth international award for Ziemilski’s film.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun