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Forum of European Cinema Cinergia

Forum of European Cinema

4-12 november 2011

Charlie Cinema, Lodz


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Nov 4th- Nov 12th, 2011, "Charlie Cinema", Łódź, Poland

European Debut Section - The Regulations

European Debut Section is dedicated to the first and second time European directors. We want to give young (although the age is not the main criterion) filmmakers an opportunity to screen their feature films to large international audiences and wide recognition. Our ambition is to showcase the very best, original, fresh and promising filmmakers, which will create European cinema in future. 

The films will compete for international Jury Award "Cristal Boat" founded by President City of Łódź and Audience Award for the Best European Debut. 

We are open to all European feature first or second time films. The film can be in any language, butsubtitles in English are highly recommended to ensure the best judging. Note: Running time cannot be less than 60 minutes.

We accept films on the following formats: 35 mm, 16 mm, Betacam SP (PAL), Digital Betacam (PAL), HDcam: 24,25, 23.98, 29.97 (PAL I NYSC). At first however we need to have DVD screener or VHS for pre-selection. They will not be returned and will be added to the Festival's archieve. All prints in other formats will be returned by November 30th, 2011, the latest.

The submission deadline expires on September 15th, 2011. Please send your DVD or VHS screener on the following address:

Kino "Charlie"
European Debut Section
Ul. Piotrkowska 203/205
90-451 Łódź
Phone:+48 42 636 00 92
Fax: +48 42 636 03 14

The prints should reach the Festival Office (the same address above) by October 15th, 2011

Important: If your film is chosen to be screened during XVIth Forum of European Cinema we will need the following in order to compile the festival's catalogue:
  • A short synopsis in English.
  • Stills from the film
  • Photo of the director
  • Director short biography
  • Full list of artistic and technical credits
The festival reserves the right to use all publicity materials both during and after the Festival

If any questions, please send it on email address:

Debuts films are the strength of "Cinergia" This year's Forum of European Cinema "Cinergia" program will be enriched by the new section. After seven years of absence and together with Lodz Film School we reactivated Andrzej Munk Prize. It has been granted by Lodz Film School since 1965. The idea is to support and promote an ambitious and valuable artistic achievements of young Polish filmmakers. This is a good way also to remind personality of Andrzej Munk, a prominent Polish director In 2011 year we celebrate 90th anniversary of his birth and 50th anniversary of his death. Andrzej Munk Prize winner will participate in the international competition for the Best European Debut Award "Kryształowa Łódka" (The Cristal Boat).

In addition, the new German cinema (the most interesting films of the last editions of the Berlinale). We will screen, among others, latest films of Andreas Veiel (Kieslowski's student) "If not us Who" of Baader Meinhof, members less known and scandalous lifestyle, controversial" Three" by Tom Tykwer, queer cinema "Romeos" by Sabine Bernardi and Wim Wenders wonderful soundtracks music films with "Pina."in 3D as the latest.

Female Danish Cinema phenomenon has been drawn our attention. Recently, Danish women directors earn by storm a major film festival arround the world. Susanne Bier, winner of an Oscar for "In a Better World " is the best example. We will screen her retrospective. There are also others in the programme like: Annette K. Olesen, Kathrine Winfeld, Hella Joof.

To remind the great traditions of European cinema we will screen films of Marco Ferreri almost completely unknown in Poland. This Italian controversial director is known only from his gratest hit "La Grande Bouffe".

Istvan Szabo, one of the greatest directors of the Hungarian and European cinema accepted our invitation. His best know films are: "Colonel Redl", "Hanussen," "Mephisto," "Sunshine. Many outstanding Polish actors, like Krystyna Janda, Lucyna Winnicka, Edward Żentara, Grazyna Szapołowska were playing parts in his famous films. Mr. Szabo will receive Zloty Glan Award for his outstanding contribution for European cinema. He will meet with Lodz Film School students. 

Gary Lucas, a respected American guitarist, member of Gods and Monsters, working with world-class stars such as Nick Cave and Lou Reed will be the guest of the closing gala. Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best and most original guitarists in the world will present solo guitar performance to Spanish silent film "Dracula" from 1931. The premiere of the project under the name "Spanish Dracula" was held at the Havana Film Festival.




Cinergia 2011 jury members voting for best European debut and the Munk competition




Krzysztof Zanussi - jury president. He was born in Warsaw in 1939. In 1960 he started studying the film direction at the Lodz Film School. Since 1966 he has directed many documentaries, features for cinema and TV, in Poland and abroad. He is also stage and opera director. From 1974 to 1981 vice-chairman of the Polish Filmmakers Association. From 1979 chief manager and director of Tor Film Studio in frames of which he has produced a great number of important films, among them the work of his friend, the late Krzysztof Kieślowski (co-produced his trilogy Three Colours: Blue, White, Red) Among Krzystof Zanussi best known films are: Spiral, Structure of Crystal, Behind the Wall, Imperativ, Paradigma, Constans, Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease, Persona non grata.



Bruno Chatelin - From 1995 fest21. com blog platform and filmfestivals. com the biggest film around the world website co-founder. Film producer connected with Emotion Film Factory (short Ensemble was screen in Cannes festival this year). From 1977 he was in charge of the launch of around 250 American films in French market during his tenure as Marketing Director and Managing Director for Sony Pictures, (former Columbia Tri Star Films) and Fox. The website company he manages runs the leading festivals portal(listening over 4500 film festivals and events worldwide). This portal receive 370 000 monthly average visits. The member of European Film Academy and founder of Hollywood European Awards festival to promote the best European cinema in L.A.


Gabriela Muskała - film and theatre actress, playwright. Graduate Film School in Lodz (1994). She played leading roles in the films The Queen of Angels, Aria Diva, The Journey and others. She also played in awarded in Venice festival French-speaking film All Winter Without Fire. Great popularity brought her the role of Eve in the TV series The Londoners, for which she was nominated for Oustanding Actress Award at the TV Fest in Monte Carlo. At the theatre she performed in Mariusz Grzegorzek productions: Agnes of God and Glass menagerie and many others. Her playwrights Journey to Buenos Aires and Daily Soup have been translated into English, German and Italian and for many years they are successfully going in Lodz and Warsaw theatres. At the last film festival in Gdynia she received the Award for the Best Actress in Supporting Role in Wymyk by Greg Zgliński.


Kathrine Windfeld - Danish film director. She graduated as a film director from the Polish Film School in Lodz (1990-1995). She studied film production in Northern School of Film&TV in the UK. She has directed feature films, Tv series, short films and documentaries. Her breakthrough came with the TV series in 3 seasons: The Crown, The Regicide and The Sacrifice. She has also directed several episodes of the Swedish police series Wallander. The Escape is her debut as a feature director. Right now she is in postproduction with her 2nd feature, the new Swedish Hamilton film with excellent actor Mikael Persbrandt as the main character.



Piotr Kotowski -animator of film culture in University Cultural Centre Chatka Żaka UMCS in Lublin. He graduated Polish Philology in UMCS. Organizer of numerous film events. He is involved in film criticism. Co-founder of Black Cat distribution company. Since 1999 vice-president of the Polish Federation of Film Discussion Clubs. Winner of the individual awards for film culture promotion. Jury member of many international film festivals (Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Czelabinsk, Planete Doc Review). Founder and head of Summer Film Academy in Zwierzyniec from 2000. Studio Cinemas Network expert.




Filip Bajon A film and theatre director, a screenwriter and a prose writer. Graduated from a Faculty of Law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and the Film and Television Directing Department at the PWSFTviT in Lodz. Multiple award winner. The head of the film studio Dom. A member of Polish Filmmakers Association. An academic teacher at the PWSFTviT in Lodz as well as in the Radio and Television Department at the Silesian University in Katowice. Since 2008 he has been the dean of the Film and Television Directing Department at the PWSFTviT in Lodz.



Jacek Bławut Director, screenwriter and cameramen. Graduated from Depertment of Cinematography in Lodz Film School. Lecturer in Polish as well as foreign film schools. Member of European Film Academy, PISF Board member. Marek Koterski's film cameramen (Day of the Wacko) and Krzysztof Kieslowski's (Ten Commandments). Documentaries director: (The Wariror, Born Dead, The Abnormal) He directed feature film "Before the Twilight". He won many prizes.



Stanisław Szymański A film camera operator. Graduated from the Cinematography Faculty of PWSFTviT in Lodz, between 1997-99 he was a vice-president of Lodz's Film School. An academic teacher at PWSFTviT in Lodz.



Marian Szukalski A sound operator in feature and documentary films, television sound producer, music consultant and sound editor. An academic teacher at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz and the PWSFTviT in Lodz. He is an expert at the Ministry of National Education and the State Accreditation Committee.



Paweł Siedlik  An academic teacher at the PWSFTviT in Lodz. As a director and screenwriter, he co-operated with the Educational Film Studio in Lodz in the realisation of educational programmes and TV series . He is also an author of feature programmes and documentaries for TV as well as a dubbing director and a narrator. He organises numerous film workshops for young creators. At the Acting Department of the PWSFTviT he runs a course Film role.



Jakub Burakiewicz He was born in 1987 in Warsaw. A student of Cinematography Department at the PWSFTviT in Lodz. In the past few years he worked on multiple short drama and documentary films as well as radio projects and music video clips.


Piotr Złotorowicz Student Wydziału Reżyserii PWSFTviT w Łodzi. więcej

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