Wojciech Staroń Awarded in NYC

The awards ceremony of the prestigious Cinema Aye Honors awards for documentary filmmakers was held on January 9 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. One of the award-winning films is Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinian Lesson) by Wojciech Staroń, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Spotlight Award for Argentine Lesson


Wojciech Staroń, director of Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinian Lesson) received the Spotlight Award. This category of the Cinema Eye Honors is for “films that haven’t yet received the attention they deserve” and reached a wider audience. Other nominated titles in this category were: Vol Special by Fernand Melgar, Meanwhile in Mamelodi by Benjamin Kahlmeyer, Downeast by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, and Bestiaire by Denis Côté. The top prize of this year’s Cinema Eye Honors -the award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking – went to 5 Broken Cameras by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. 5 Broken Cameras will soon be released in Polish cinemas.


The complete list of awarded titles is available at www.twitter.com/cinemaeyehonors.

Industry Awards

The Cinema Eye Honors has been organized annually since 2008, handing out awards in eleven categories, including best picture, direction, production, cinematography, debut feature, and original music score. The selection committee for the Cinema Eye Honors nominees includes artistic directors and programmers of the world’s top film festivals.


Further details available at: www.cinemaeyehonors.com.

Marta Sikorska


Translated by Karolina Kołtun