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International Festival of Independent Cinema, Krakow

Oscar laureate for her role in the film “Pollock”, Program Director of the Sundance Film Festival, director of “Chicago” and “Young Pope” and one of the most important European film critics will evaluate 10 films in the Polish Feature Film Competition at the 12th Mastercard OFF CAMERA.

The chairman of the jury was Marcia Gay Harden . The actress has played in over 60 films in the company of such stars as: Robin Williams, Diane Keaton, Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins. He has won an Oscar for a supporting role in the film “Pollock” directed by Ed Harris. The critics’ fame and appreciation came from such productions as the “Path of Fear” of the Coen brothers, the “River of Secrets” by Clint Eastwood and “Children of Irena Sendlerowa”. She also appeared in the screening of the international bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey”.

Laura Rosenthalis an award-winning casting director who has been cooperating with renowned film directors and visual artists such as Todd Haynes, Lisa Cholodenko, Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch, Joachim Trier, Doug Aitken and Francesco Vezzoli for 25 years. She is an Emmy Award winner for “Olive Kitteridge” and “Mildred Pierce”. Thanks to her in “Chicago” delighted us Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Jude Law became … “Young Pope.” She was responsible for the selection of cast in such films as “Carol” with the unique role of Cate Blanchette, “All Right” with Julianne Moore, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo and the award-winning “Far from Heaven” directed by Todd Haynes.

Kim Yutaniwatches over the selection of films that will appear during the annual celebration of the independent cinema, the Sundance Film Festival. A year ago she assumed the role of program director, however, she has been cared for its prestige and building the brand for many years. She represented the Sundance Institute, sitting on the jury of international competitions and building relationships with the most important personalities of independent cinema. She was on the list of 100 most influential people of Asian origin associated with culture.

Jonathan Romney is one of the most brilliant and penetrating film critics in Britain. His reviews regularly appear in “The Independent”, “The Observer” or an international industry magazine Sight & Sound.

Who will win the Kulczyk Foundation prize – PLN 300,000, we will see on May 4. The Polish Feature Films Competition is part of the project “Obraz świata / Świat w obrazach” realized during the 12th International Festival of Independent Cinema Mastercard OFF CAMERA. More information about the program can be found at