39th Warsaw International Film Festival

Poland, October 6 - October 15 2023

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The jury

Mike Naafs (The Netherlands), Hamed Soleimanzadeh (Iran), Dinu-Ioan Nicula (Romania)

Awarded films

The winning film was distinguished by both the FIPRESCI jury and the participants of the Talent Press workshop.

The main jury awarded the film For the wise transfiguration of a real case concerning the education towards individual liberty and for the skillful use of sub-themes, meaningful mise-en-scène, eye-catching cinematography and impressive acting”.

Young film critics appreciated the film “For its minimalist and vibrant visuals, the subtle but powerful acting, its realistic representation of conservative absurdity and the emotional emphasis on the importance of speaking up”.