The 12th edition of the festival took place in Warsaw in two cinemas: Muranów and Kinoteka on November 14-21. At 65 shows in Warsaw, we presented 37 full-length feature films, including 5 European premieres. During Wrocław's replica, 6 titles were shown in the New Horizons Cinema. In total, over 12,000 viewers watched the films. The artists from Asia came to Warsaw, who presented their works and met with the audience: Chan Tai-lee, Yang Mingming, Yuan Li, Nam Ron, Bront Palarae, Derek Chiu, Leon Le and Dain Said.
FESTIVAL GRAND PRIX AWARDED BY PEOPLE'S JURY: "DIE TOMORROW"
dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Thailand 2017
For bravely taking up a universal, yet dismissed subject of death and attempting to turn it into a natural part of human life, for a creative use of the form of film essay which corresponds to the multi-dimensionality and depth of the subject raised, and for a film contemplation which leaves the audiences with a unique, personal experience.
SPECIAL MENTION AWARDED BY PEOPLE'S JURY: "GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY"
dir. Yang Mingming, China 2018
For a provocative portrait of women at odds with life and each other, blatant and beguiling in their fight for their place in life.
People's Jury included: Anna Piskorska, Jakub Wachowski, Jan Jakub Weber, Jarosław Zapart, Katarzyna Karpińska, Małgorzata Błaszczak, Marcin Zwolan, Marika Kaiser, Mateusz Marek Jeziński, Nina Pięk, Wojtek Gąciarz.
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