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Jerzy Skolimowski to receive Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region Film Award 2022

Nov 11, 2022

During the jubilee edition of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival, Marshal Piotr Całbecki will present the outstanding Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski with the Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region Film Award 2022. The award will be presented just before the special screening of Jerzy Skolimowski’s latest production – IO which is Polish candidate for this year’s Academy Awards.

Jerzy Skolimowski is an extraordinary artist; he began his film career as a screenwriter of such films as Innocent Sorcerers and Knife in the Water. He then achieved an extraordinary success in various fields of artistic activity – as actor, film director, poet, and painter. His films were awarded at the most important film festivals worldwide, including Cannes, Venice, and Berlin. Over the years, he gained the reputation of a highly original and versatile artist. On Tuesday, November 15, he will appear in Toruń as EnergaCAMERIMAGE’s special guest, receiving the award and presenting the audience his poignant EO, a breath-taking cinematic odyssey, a thrilling experience, and an impressive comment on the modern world.

Jerzy Skolimowski’s film became a sensation at the 75th Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. The story of the people of different kinds and hopes and dreams, reflected through the perspective of a certain donkey, delighted everyone with artistic bravado and youthful energy despite being created by the 84-year-old master of European cinema. It was no surprise that at the end of August the Polish Film Institute announced EO as the Polish candidate for this year’s Oscar® race. The film’s special EnergaCAMERIMAGE screening will be open to all members of the American Film Academy participating in the Festival. An unusual celebration will precede: Piotr Całbecki, The Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, in recognition of Jerzy Skolimowski’s merits and cinematic achievements, will present the legendary director the Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region Film Award 2022.

Jerzy Skolimowski will also receive a financial award, which he decided to spend entirely on EO’s promotion to increase the film’s chances of securing an Academy Award® nomination. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

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