2017 "BEYOND BORDERS" Award for Best Picture
As with every year, the festival's "BEYOND BORDERS" Award for Best Picture, in the name of Krzysztof Kieślowski, recognizes the cinematic achievement of "the best" feature film.This includes the script, a "beyond borders" artistic and intellectual message, as well as traditional film categories including directing, cinematography, acting, set design, score, costumes, make-up, etc.
The New York Polish Film Festival 2017 JURY members:
Katarina Kozera - Multimedia artist, Art Director
Veronica Hartowicz - Art Educator
Andrzej Dobrowolski - PAP Correspondent, Journalist
Aaron Simms - Entrepreneur, Inwood FF Founder
Kris Kozlowski - Architect
May 2 · Opening Night Gala
THE DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA
110 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
May 4-7 · Festival Screenings
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 Second Avenue , New York, NY 10003
The annual New York Polish Film Festival presents its 13th annual showcase of Poland’s most riveting cinematic feats. From its beginning, the festival has offered an opportunity to discover various trends and developments in Polish cinema.
This year’s festival will honor the memory of world cinema legend, Andrzej Wajda, NY Polish Film Festival Honorary Patron for many years, – who passed away on October 9, 2016, just a few days after the premiere of his latest film AFTERIMAGE (POWIDOKI).
Andrzej Wajda's work is recognized for pioneering Polish cinema's influence in world cinema. In addition to many awards and recognitions for his films, he received both an honorary Oscar (Los Angeles, 2000) and an honorary Golden Bear (Berlin, 2006) for lifetime achievement.
Festival will present AFTERIMAGE (POWIDOKI) at Opening Night Gala Celebration at Directors Guild of America, as well as a screening of his classic ASHES AND DIAMONDS (1958). And in cooperation with the Wajda Film School in Warsaw, which was created by Andrzej Wajda and is celebrating its 15th anniversary, NYPFF will present a retrospective of its students’ short, documentary, and “first feature” projects.
The NYPFF will continue with screenings of some of the best new films from Poland, including THE LAST FAMILY by Jan P. Matuszyński, UNITED STATES OF LOVE by Tomasz Wasilewski, and the Polish blockbuster comedy SINGLES PLANET by Mitja Okorn, among many others.
The Festival is presented with the support of the Polish Consulate General in New York, the Polish Embassy in Washington, DC, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, the Governor of New York, and the Association of Polish Filmmakers, as well as our Sponsors.
The New York Polish Film Festival was founded in 2005 by Festival Director Hanna Kosińska Hartowicz
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Festival OFFICIAL SPONSOR and Co-organizer
ŻYWIEC Polish Beer
Festival GOLDEN SPONSOR
Mr. SIGMUND A. ROLAT
Festival SILVER SPONORS
Consulate General of Republic of Poland in New York Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union
Festival BRONZE SPONSORS
Polish Cultural Institute New York
Intersystem S&S Corporation
Blue Parasol Home Health Care
Raw Temper Corp.
Monika & Witold Markowicz
The Kosciuszko Foundation
Baltic Restoration Inc.
Polish & Slavic Center
Everest Scaffolding Inc
Professional Risk Planners, Inc
Gregory Gugala, Certified Public Accountant
Allure 13 Salon
Special Thanks to
Professor Annette Insdorf, Columbia University
Deputy Consul Alicja Tunk,
Bogdan Pajor, Beata Wiacek,
Additional Special Thanks to
Marek Skulimowski, Pawel Burdza, Tomasz Fidziukiewicz, Swava Launay, Elizabeth Kanski, Tomasz Smolarski,
John Mhiripiri, Zofia Klopotowska, Nick Sadowski,
Agnes Walczuk, Sylvia & Veronica Hartowicz,
Production & Creative Crew
FILMART Productions Hanna Kosińska Hartowicz -Director/Programming/Producer
Zbigniew Chrzanowski - Co producer
Tomasz Tomaszewski - Web Design/Online Promotions
Sylvia Savadjian - Public Relations
Dorota Kidziak - Poster Design
Katarina Kozera - Graphic Design
Margaret Kozlowska - Advertising, Graphic Design Gabriela Zyskowska - Graphic Design
Zbigniew Solarz & Żywiec - Printing
Festival’s Coordinators and Volunteers
Anna Sawicka, Andrzej Wójcik, Andrzej Białuski,
Kasia Endler, Lilliana Orfin, Beata Calińska,
Aleksander Baran, Cynthia Stepien, Elzbieta Świeszek, Teresa Tokarska
Media and Advertising:
Kurier Plus, Village Voice, Radio Rampa, Polish Daily News – Nowy Dziennik, Super Express US, Tygodnik PLUS, GREENPOINTPL.com
Catering for OPENING NIGHT GALA sponsored by TRIDENT CORP.