- June 6, 2014
Renata Butkiewicz: I love watching Polish films
The Radio “Znad Wilii” presenter Renata Butkiewicz, the host of Filmoteka Polska (The Polish Cinema) programme, is nominated for the Polish Film Institute Awards (PISF Awards).
“I’m honoured by the nomination. Polish films are rarely shown in Lithuania, so I realize my responsibility to showcase them to Poles here. In my programme, I also discuss Polish films premièring in Poland, so my listeners and me are up to date with latest news on the Polish cinema. We’re supported by filmmakers–directors, actors, cinematographers–who reveal some behind-the-scenes information,” says Renata Butkiewicz to zw.lt.
The PISF Awards, founded in 2008, are the Polish only awards given for accomplishments in popularising and promoting the cinema. R. Butkiewicz provides help also to Lithuanian festivals. “Lately Polish films have been shown in Lithuania more often. This year Poland was the guest of honour at the Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris” (“The Spring of Cinema”), which is the largest film festival in Lithuania. Radio “Znad Wilii” provided media sponsorship for the event, as well as to the Polish section at the European Film Forum Scanorama, at which Andrzej Wajda’s Walesa. Man of Hope was shown. I’m glad that the Polish cinema is becoming successful in Lithuania. I appreciate the Polish Cultural Institute in Vilnius’ cooperation immensely,” she emphasized.
Every year R. Butkiewicz visits the Gdynia Film Festival, the most important film festival in Poland. “I’m always waiting for every edition because I yearn for new films. I love feeling the thrill of broadcasting live and talking about film and their stars,” says R. Butkiewicz.
The PISF Awards ceremony is taking place in September at 39th Gdynia Film Festival. The awards are statuettes designed by Piotr Michnikowski. The winners in every category receive also 15,000 PLN.
Filmoteka Polska is broadcasted every Sunday at 5:30 PM.
The nominees for this year’s PISF Awards:
1) Filmoteka Polska – Radio “Znad Wilii”, Renata Butkiewicz
2) Na cztery ręce – Polskie Radio Program IV, Błażej Hrapkowicz
3) Weekendowy magazyn filmowy – Prasa i Film
Film Discussion Club:
1) DKF “Gag” in Białystok.
2) DKF “Olbrzym” in Tarnowskie Góry.
3) DKF “Megaron” in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
Foreign Film Distribution:
1) Against Gravity, More Than Honey, dir. Markus Imhoof.
2) Aurora Films, Caesar Must Die, dir. Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani.
3) Gutek Film, Searching for Sugar Man, dir. Malik Bendjelloul.
Young Audience Educational Project:
1) “Animacja dla każdego” (“Animation for Everyone”) – Studio Miniatur Filmowych w Warszawie.
2) “Ogrody animacji polskiej” (“The Gardens of Polish Animation”) – Katarzyna Kubacka, Jan Szymański.
3) KinoSzkoła. Interdyscyplinarny program edukacji medialnej (“CineSchool. The Interdisciplinary Program of Media Education”) – Joanna Zabłocka-Skorek.
Entities Running Film Theatres :
1) Cinema “Rialto” in Poznań.
2) Cinema “Światowid” in Elbląg.
3) Cinema “Feniks” in Łowicz.
1) Łukasz Maciejewski.
2) Anita Piotrowska.
3) Jakub Socha.
Publication of Film Industry:
1) Pier Paolo Pasolini. Twórczość filmowa. (Pier Paolo Pasolini: Filmography) – Piotr Kletowski.
2) Biały mazur. Kino kobiet w polskiej kinematografii (White Mazur: The Polish Women’s Cinema) – Monika Talarczyk Gubała.
3) Powidoki. Szkoła Filmowa w Łodzi (Afterimages: National Film School in Łódź) – Marzena Bomanowska, Mariusz Grzegorzek, Anna Kazimierczak, Jakub Mikurda, Anna Maria Zarychta.
International Film Event of the Year:
1) 20th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima.
2) 7th Five Flavours Film Festival.
3) OFF PLUS CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema.
1) Agata Wacławiak – The Lost Town of Switez, dir. Kamil Polak.
2) Wojciech Kołacz (Otecki) – The Art of Disappearing, dir. Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosołowski.
3) Agnieszka Klimczak – Loving, dir. Sławomir Fabicki.
Web Portal or Blog:
1) Czego nie widać – Bartosz Żurawiecki.
2) Nitroblog – Filmoteka Narodowa.
3) Cinéma enchanté – Piotr Czerkawski.
Professional Training Programme:
1) EKRAN – Wajda Studio.
2) 21st International Animation Film Workshops in Kraków – Jerzy Kucia, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.
3) Film Spring Open-Air – Film Spring Open Foundation.
Film Promotion Abroad:
1) Polish School of Animation – Next Generations – Stowarzyszenie Rotunda.
2) International promotion of Ida directed by Paweł Pawlikowski – Fandango Portobello, Phoenix Film Distribution, Opus Film.
3) Summer Film School in Uherské Hradiště – Mira Haviarova.
Digital Reconstruction of Polish Cinema Masterpieces:
1) Fixafilm – image restoration for The Ashes directed by Andrzej Wajda.
2) Di Factory and reKINO – image restoration for Landscape After Battle directed by Andrzej Wajda.
3) Radek Sokołowski – sound restoration for Hunting Flies directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Tłumaczenie by Michał M. Kowalski w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Michał M. Kowalski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.