The Lower Silesia Grand Prix Award Ceremony

Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., DCF, Warszawa screening room

The Lower Silesia Grand Prix Award Ceremony

Screening of the film NAVALNY, dir. Daniel Roher

Members of the Jury:

Martyna Majewska – born in Wałbrzych, a graduate in cultural studies at the University of Wrocław and in theatre directing at the National Academy of Theatre Arts in Wrocław. She has studied film directing at the K. Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty, the University of Silesia in Katowice. She has directed more than twenty theatrical productions, performative readings and concerts throughout Poland. Her film directorial debut was a short film titled Maria is dead („Maria nie żyje”), produced by Studio Munka. She co-founded the art tank Perfoteka, experiments with visual arts in the project and enjoys directing short film forms: music videos, commercials and video art. She supports interdisciplinarity.

Magda Pasierska – singer, music producer, cultural studies scholar, vocal teacher and activist. She has played hundreds of concerts in Poland and Europe, performing in front of such artists as Bobby McFerrin, Leszek Możdżer and Beastie Boys. Known for her performances with the vocal group Me Myself and I, she also co-founded the production trio Herbata and collaborated with groups such as Bipolar Bears and Mr Transponder. Since 2018, she has been dynamically developing her solo career under the stage name Mapa. In 2017 she released a mini-album entitled EP1 and last year her first long play, I Call You.

Jan Pelczar – journalist, head of the RAM Radio. He collaborates with Przekrój. The author of the book Lecę. Piloci mi to powiedzieli (Wydawnictwo Czarne). A graduate of the Polish School of Reportage at the Reportage Institute. He has been nominated for the Grand Press Award for his story published in Duży Format. As a film journalist and the author of „Strefa Kina” (Cinema Zone), he hosts official film premieres, discussions with filmmakers and festival galas. He has conducted hundreds of interviews with prominent figures from the world of art, politics and sport.

Jarosław Perduta – director of the Lower Silesian Film Centre in Wrocław, a manager associated with public institutions. He specialises in communication and social dialogue. A former journalist and television producer. An activist at NGOs involved in the implementation of cultural, social and educational projects of local and international dimensions, co-creator and coordinator of social campaigns. He completed several international internships (in Birmingham, Dortmund and Dresden).

The Lower Silesia Grand Prix Award will be presented to the best film selected from among the titles competing in the Main Competition of the festival’s Wrocław edition.

Hosts of the Gala:

Magdalena Klich-Kozłowska, Jarosław Perduta