This year 13 films compete in the main competition Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival for the Millennium Award and 8 000 euros. The jury, consisting of: Robert Gliński, Jean Peret, Anna Rudnitskaja, will select the winning film. The award is funded by Millennium Bank.
Film and theatre director, screenwriter, teacher. He teaches directing at the Film School in Łódź and at Gdynia Film School. He studied architecture at Warsaw University of Technology (1971-75) and then directing at National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź (1975-80). He started his career by making documentary films. He has directed 12 feature films, more than 20 television theatre productions. He has worked also at dramatic theatres in Warsaw, Poznań, Rzeszów and Gdynia, where he has directed a total of 14 plays. To his most renowned feature films belong: “Sunday Pranks”, “All That Really Matters”, “Hi, Tereska” and recently “Stones for the Rampart”. In 2001 he received the “Paszport Polityki” award, and a year later – the annual prize of the Minister of Culture and Art in the film category.
French and Swiss. Born in Paris and lives in Geneva. Author of a great number publications. He gives seminars and lectures, in Switzerland and abroad, about semiotics, aesthetics, society and cinéma du réel (reality cinema), a term he prefers to documentaries. Producer of a Swiss-French Television programme featuring creative independent documentaries. Member of a large number of juries and commissions and strongly supported the development of an innovative film policy in Switzerland. From 1990 to 1994, he was in charge of the section Critic’s Week at the Locarno IFF. He was also President of the Swiss National Association of Film Journalists. In 1995 he became Director of the Nyon Festival, which was renamed Visions du Réel. He has been responsible for film projects conceived in collaboration in Japan, China, Germany, Israel and Palestine, and other countries. In 2010, after 16 years of Visions du Réel, he decided to move to the Geneva University of Art and Design, where he is since September in charge of the Film Department / cinéma du reel.
Film director and producer. A graduate of St. Petersburg University for Arts and Culture in 2001, Department of Film Directing, started her career in the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio. Her works has been shown worldwide and got a lot of Prizes in festivals such as Leipzig, Madrid, Tampere, Oberhausen, Zagreb, Berlin, Belgrade, Moscow, St. Petersburg. Rudnitskaya’s films always have a characteristic original perspective; she is interested not only in depicting the facts of life but also in exploring the internal worlds of her characters. She succeeds in painting a vivid image of modern man while maintaining a very personal and humanistic approach to each one of her stories. She lives and works in St.Petersburg. Currently, she is working on a new film and is full of new ideas for future work.