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Awards

Golden Kangaroo award

Since 2008, the Golden Kangaroo has been awarded annually at the Gdynia Film Festival for an outstanding performance, direction or screenplay in a Polish-produced feature film.

2019 Winner

Agnieszka Holland

director

“Mr. Jones”

2018 Winner

Paweł Pawlikowski
director

“Cold War” / “Zimna Wojna”

2017 Winner

Jakub Gierszał
actor

“Breaking The Limits” / “Najlepszy”

2016 Winner

Jan P. Matuszyński
director

“The Last Family” / “Ostatnia rodzina”

2015 Winner

Włodzimierz Niderhaus
producer

Karbala“. “Panie Dulskie”“Excentrycy”

2014 Winner

Jerzy Stuhr
actor, director, screenwriter

“Obywatel”

2012 Winner

Piotr Trzaskalski
director

“My Father’s Bike” / “Mój Rower”

2011 Winner

Agata Kulesza
actor

“Rose”“Suicide Room”

2010 Winner

Jan Kidawa Błoński
& Włodzimierz Niderhaus

“Little Rose”

Poster competition

A massive thank you to all participants of the 2019 PFF poster competition.
We greatly appreciate your time, creativity and zest for Polish cinematography.

Meet the jury

Annika Glac

We are honoured by having Annika as one of our Ambassadors for the 2019 Polish Film Festival. With her strong film industry affiliations she is an integral part of this year’s festival. Annika is currently working on RADIANT, a feature film about Marie Curie.

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Robbie Kolodziej

Robbie has been an active force, leading alongside our Festival Director, to bring the best of Polish Cinema to Australia. He’s much appreciated by the volunteering staff, here at the PFF and a crucial organiser of all things impossible.

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Ania Nowakowska

Ania has over 20 years experience in graphic design in the not-for-profit and corporate, as well as research and government sectors. Her studio – redwagon design – was born in Melbourne in 2006, after an eight year career at a private marketing agency based in St Kilda Road, specialising in not-for-profits.

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Daga Mikolaj

Daga has over 17 years experience in creative services ranging from education, corporate, government and boutique sectors. She is currently the lead designer for the Polish Film Festival.

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Dorota Sosnowska

Dorota has formed part of the Polish Film Festival organising committee for a number of years, volunteering her time in areas of events organisation and funding. She is passionate about sharing her Polish heritage, especially the world acclaimed film industry, with the rest of Australia. Dorota is an accountant by day and a mother of 3 lovely kids.

Winner

Malgorzata Blaszczyk

Congratulations to our winner, Malgorzata, we love your work!

Malgorzata Blaszczyk was born in Poland and is a graphic designer and artist. She was interested in art from early age and has won many art competitions throughout her life. She graduated from the Leon Wyczolkowski State High School of Fine Art in Bydgoszcz and Nicolas Copernicus University department of Fine Arts in Torun. She has worked at the Gazeta Wyborcza newspapers in the composition and graphics department. Malgorzata has also volunteered as a graphic designer for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in Melbourne and helped with the Polish Film Festival graphics, 2018-2019. In addition, there was an exhibition of the artist’s work during Cultural Diversity Week, 16-24 March, 2019. She was the winner of the Williamstown Botanic Garden Art Competition in April 2019.

Notable mentions

Thank you to all our participating artists, here are some notable mentions:

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Szuhan Katrinka

Emily White

Gosia Blaszczyk

2019 Polish Film Festival is proudly sponsored by: