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"Silent Explosion" nominated to 10th Awards of The Polish Film Institute

03 July 2017

Jubilee publication of Five Flavours Film Festival, "Silent Explosion. New Cinema of East and Southeast Asia" edited by Jagoda Murczyńska, has been nominated to 10th Awards of The Polish Film Institute, aimed to honour exceptional achievements in promoting film in Poland.

Among the nominees there are three books selected from all film related Polish publications of 2016: "Silent Explosion. New Cinema of East and Southeast Asia" edited by Jagoda Murczyńska, "European Genre Cinema" edited by Piotr Kletowski and "The Seismograph of a Soul. Cinema According to Maria Kornatowska" edited by Tadeusz Szczepański. 

"Silent Explosion" is a result of the work of Polish and foreign authors, who have spent years on exploring the history and cultural contexts of Asian cinema. The purpose of the book is to promote Asian cinema, to encourage discovering its diversity and finding an inspiration in its originality. The book includes essays by Adam Cybulski, Karen Fang, Wafa Ghermani, Bogna Konior, Marcin Krasnowolski, Agnieszka Mikrut-Żaczkiewicz, Bastian Meiresonne, Jagoda Murczyńska, Magdalena Sobolska, Jasper Sharp and Sławomir Wasiński.

The Polish Film Institute Awards are a special distinction in the film industry, appreciating the work of people and institutions not related directly to film production. They are the only Polish awards for significant achievements in the promotion and popularisation of Polish cinema. The Awards, given in over a dozen categories, have been established in 2008. Candidates are submitted by cultural institutions, film schools, local government authorities, cultural nongovernmental organisations and other actors in the cultural sector.

This year's award ceremony will take place during the 42nd Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia in September.

The publication was financially supported by the Warsaw City Council, Polish Film Institute and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Central and Eastern Europe.

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