Documents and short films
The award of the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association for best film editing went to Zbigniew Czapla for „On Time”. The documentary film „Far Eastern Golgotha” (dir. Yulia Sergina) won the International Documentary Competition, thus receiving the opportunity to compete for an Oscar nomination. The Silver Horn for the director of the best film on social issues went to Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh for „Writing with Fire”. The Silver Horn for the director of the film with high artistic values was awarded to Oan Kim and Brigitte Bouillot for „The Man Who Paints Water Drops.
On the other hand, the winners of the oldest festival competition – the International Short Film Competition – were Michelle and Uri Kranot for the film „The Hangman at Home” (Denmark, France, Canada). Silver Dragons are prizes awarded to the best short films representing all film genres of the competition. The Silver Dragon for the best documentary went to Raluca Lupascu for „God Was Here!” (Romania). The Italian „Bad Mood” (dir. Loris Giuseppe Nese) was named best animated film, and the Silver Dragon for the best short live action film went to Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson for „Rough” (Ireland). The International Federation of Film Critics Award went to Gorki Glaser-Müller for the film „Children of the Enemy” (Sweden, Denmark), and the audience award from the „SFP Film Magazine” went to the film by Anna Kokoszka-Romer and Mateusz Kudła, „Polański, Horowitz. Hometown”. Krakow’s candidate for the European Film Award in the short film category is „Hide” by Daniel Gray (Hungary, France, Canada).
The 61st edition of the Krakow Film Festival was held from May 30 to June 6, 2021.