🏆 SAUVAGE, dir. Camille Vidal-Naquet - Best Feature Film
🏆 BABA JOGA, dir. Michalina Przewdzing - Best Short Film
Anniversaries are an opportunity to take stock.
LGBT Film Festival has become the biggest cultural event in the central-eastern Europe that presents cinematography from under the large, colourful LGBT-umbrella – and it changed a lot over the past decade, becoming, unwittingly or not, a litmus paper of the fast-changing reality.
On the one hand, films depicting non-heteronormative people as victims of the present, at best as pitiable people who deserve cheap compassion, are more and more rare in the international festival circuit. On the screens of festival cinemas appear films full of affirmations of different constellations of life and people, that instead of once again coming back to often painful reality, break down more and more complex reality that’s eluding simple classifications into prime factors.
On the other hand the world’s cinematography, like the most sensitive radar, still notices places where the reality needs to be repaired. This huge spectrum of sensitivity and complexity of the modern world is what we, from the very beginning of our festival in Poland, indefatigably present to our audience by choosing extraordinary titles from the most important international festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale or the Venice festival.
It is worth noting the genre diversity of the cinematographic expression – apart from feature films, we present documentaries and more and more “jostling” on the film market shorts – which are quite a rarities in recent years.