Xawery Żuławski Will Be Jury Member at Berlin Film Fest
Xawery Żuławski. Photo by Marcin Kułakowski, Polish Film Institute
Xawery Żuławski will be member of the International Short Film Jury at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Other members of the Jury are: Zita Carvalhosa, film producer and director of the São Paulo International Short Film Festival; and Max Dax, journalist and chief editor of the German magazine Spex.
The Berlinale Shorts Jury will award the Golden Bear and a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), in addition to selecting a short film nominee for the 2010 European Film Awards. Unfortunately there are no Polish films among the 25 titles in competition.
The 60th Berlin International Film Festival will be held from February 11 to 22, 2010. The short film awards ceremony will be held on February 16.
Yesterday Xawery Żuławski was announced winner (joint award with Borys Lankosz) of “Paszport Polityki”, an award of the Polityka weekly magazine. Borys Lankosz was recognized for directing Reverse, described by the awards committee as “the best debut film of recent years”. Xawery Żuławski, nominated for a second time, was recognized for his latest feature Snow White and Russian Red, which manifests “a way of combining sophistication and pop-culture that’s unusual in Poiish film”.