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Charcoal Burners

Smolarze, Poland, 2010, 15 min, Digi Beta, HD, Portrait
Every summer, Marek and Janina work as charcoal burners in the Bieszczady Mountains. Far from civilization, in the heart of the mountains, they live according to the rhythm set by nature. The documentary joins the man and the woman from dawn till dusk, observing the slow passage of time. A visual anthem to the beauty of life.
Piotr Zlotorowicz
Andrzej Bednarek, Weronika Czolnowska
Director of photography:
Malte Rosenfeld
Piotr Zlotorowicz
Barbara Snarska
Grigorij Lwowskij
Ewa Bogusz
Polish National Film, Television and Theater School (Production company) ul. Targowa 61/63
90-323 Lodz, Poland
+48 426 345 820
+48 426 748 139
Little Stamp Award - ZagrebDOX 2011, Croatia
goEast 2011, Wiesbaden, Germany
Best Documentary Film - Taos Shortz in New Mexico, USA, 2011
Main prize in student film category - EfeboCorto Film Festival 2011, Italy
Honourable Mention - EMERGEANDSEE media arts festival 2011, Germany
Best Documentary Film - Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival 2011, UK
Best Short Film Award - Pärnu Int. Documentary Film Festival 2010, Estonia
Era New Horizons IFF 2010, Poland
Two Riversides Film and Art Festival, Poland
DOK Leipzig 2010, Germany
Best Documentary Film - St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning 2010, Russia
European Competition Grand Prix - Fenêtres Sur Courts Dijon 2010, France
Alcine Madrid 2010, Spain
Interfilm Berlin 2010, Germany
University of the Third Age Award - Człowiek w zagrorzeniu Festival 2010, Poland
Belo Horizonte ISFF 2010, Brasil
Grand Prix - Festival Filmer le travail 2011, France
Best Short Film - Washingros DC Independent
Best Documentary Film - Saguenay International Short Film Festival 2011, Canada
Golden Fox Award - Semaine du cinéma à Sciences Po 2011, France
Best Short Documentary Award - Kansas City FilmFest 2011, USA
Special Mention - West-Östliches Film Festival Berlin 2011, Germany
Honourable Mention - Lume International Film Festival 2011, Brazil
Main Award in category Documentary film - Guanajuato International Film Festival 2011, Mexico
Prize from the Regione Veneto - XVII Film Festival della Lesina, 2011, Italy
2nd Place Documentary Award Winner - Nextframe International Student Film And Video Festival 2011, USA
Best Documentary - Ostrava-Picture, Czech Republic
Best docuentary - Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival 2011, Canada
Best Documentary Prize - Con i minuti contati — International Short Film Festival, Italy
First Prize - 17th Film Festival Della Lessinia, Italy
First Prize - 3rd Iñigo Film Festival, Spain
Polish Film Institute

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