Last, but not least, we would like to introduce to you the members of the Arthouse Cinemas Network Jury.
The Arthouse Cinemas Network Award will be granted to the film with the greatest distribution potential in cinemas of the ACN. Eligible for the award are feature-length, live action and animated films entered in the Festival competition and categorised as films for children.
A mathematician by profession. From the early 70s, he has been involved in cultural initiatives in the region of Opole. For more than 20 years, he has been responsible for organizing events at the Youth Culture Centre in Opole. It is also there that, 17 years ago, he brought Studio cinema back to life. He has been co-organizing the Zero Nudy Children’s Film Festival in that city and since 2011, on behalf of the New Horizons Association, he has been the coordinator of the New Horizons of Film Education project in the city of Opole, as well as the Opole New Horizons project. As a member of the board of Arthouse Cinemas Network, he is responsible for film education. Wishing to screen premiere films in the cities of the Opole region, he founded the digital Opole Travelling Cinema.
She has been working in the film and cinema industry for over twenty years now. From 2003, she has been one of the managers of the Rialto cinema in Poznań. Since 2006, Jolanta is the co-creator and coordinator of the media education programme implemented in the cinemas and schools of Wielkopolska. She completed training organized by the International Art Cinema Confederation (CICAE), ARTCINEMA = ACTION + MANAGEMENT, Venice 2OO7. She was a member of the CICAE Off Prize jury at the Circuito Off Venice International Short Film Festival 2007. In 2016, she received the SKSiL award “Kiniarz roku” (Cinema Manager of the Year).
A deputy head of Amok – an arthouse cinema in Gliwice. She has initiated and is currently running many projects in the field of broadly defined cultural education, among others the Preschool Film Academy and the Children’s Film Club. Agnieszka received the Award of the President of the City of Gliwice in the field of Culture in recognition of her efforts to spread and preserve culture, as well as the Sunflowers 2016 Award – for the best initiative for children in the Silesia and Zagłębie regions. One of the people behind Amok’s success – in 2013, the cinema was recognised by the Polish Film Institute as the Best Cinema in Poland, whereas in 2017 it was awarded the title of the Best Film Education Unit in Poland.