Golden Lions for Kill It and Leave This Town
For the first time in the history of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, the award for the best film was awarded to a full-length animation. The winners of the Golden and Silver Lions, as well as individual prizes in the Main Competition and the winners of the Microbudget Film Competition and the Short Film Competition were announced during the Award Ceremony and Closing Gala of the 45th PFF on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
The regular prizes in the Main Competition were awarded by the Jury of the 45th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, composed of:
Lech Majewski - Chairman of the Jury
Jan P. Matuszyński
The Grand Prize "Golden Lions" of the 45th Polish Film Festival for the best film Kill it and leave this town went to director Mariusz Wilczyński and producers: Ewa Puszczyńska and Agnieszka Ścibior.
The "Silver Lions" award at the 45th Polish Film Festival for the film Sweat went to director Magnus von Horn and producer Mariusz Włodarski.
The "Golden Claw" award of the 45th Polish Film Festival in the "Visions Apart" category for the film Magnesium went to director Maciej Bochniak and producers: Leszek Bodzak and Aneta Hickinbotham.
Individual prizes were awarded to:
Magnus von Horn for directing the movie Sweat
Piotr Domalewski for the script for the film I Never Cry
Jan Holoubek for directing debut for the film 25 years of innocence
Michał Dymek for cinematography for the film Sweat
Hania Rani for the music to the film I Never Cry
Marek Warszewski for the set design for the film Magnesium
Franciszek Kozłowski for the sound in the film Kill it and leave this town
Agnieszka Glińska for editing the film Sweat
Waldemar Pokromski and Agnieszka Hodowana for make-up for the film Magnesium
Dorota Roqueplo for the costumes for the movie Magnesium
Aleksandra Konieczna for the supporting female role in the movie Sweat
Tomasz Włosok for the supporting male role in the film How I Became a Gangster. True story
Magdalena Koleśnik for the main female role in the movie Sweat
Piotr Trojan for the main male role in the film 25 years of innocence
Zofia Stafiej for her acting debut in the film I Never Cry
During the Award Ceremony and Closing Gala of the 45th PFF, the winners of the other two film competitions were also announced.
The award for the best film in the Microbudget Film Competition went to director Dawid Nickel for the film Love Tasting.
Lucjan Bokińca Award for the Best Film in the Short Film Competition went to director Olga Bołądź for the film Alice and the Frog.
"Platinum Lions", awards for lifetime achievement funded by the Polish Filmmakers Association, were collected by directors Andrzej Barański and Feliks Falk.
The 45th Polish Film Festival was held online on December 8-12, 2020 in Gdynia.
Organisers of the Festival: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Polish Film Institute, Polish Filmmakers Association, Mayor of Gdynia, Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship
Co-organisers: Polish Television, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, National Centre for Culture
Main Partners: Mercedes-Benz BMG Goworowski, Dr Irena Eris
Partners: KINO POLSKA, PKP Intercity
Polish Media Patrons: Polish Television, Radio Jedynka, Trójka – Third Program of Polish Radio, Rzeczpospolita, Kino monthly, Filmweb, Onet, ELLE, Gala, Super Express
Local Media Patrons: Gdańsk Television, Radio Gdańsk, Dziennik Bałtycki, Trojmiasto.pl