This year, two Polish films are among the award-winners of the Bulgarian International Short Film Festival In the Palace. "Such A Landscape" by Jagoda Szelc was chosen the Best Fiction Film of the festival, and the film "Invisible" by Zofia Pręgowska was given Special Mention on Documentary.

The thirteenth edition of the International Short Film Festival In the Palace was held from June 27 to July 4 in the Bulgarian city of Balchik. The festival jury, consisting of Gergana Dyqnkova, Aleko Bogdanov and Kaloyan Vasilev (the young jury) and Dmitry Geller, Faisal A. Qureshi and Hu Wai (the professional jury) awarded two Polish films this year.

"Such A Landscape" made by Jagoda Szelc was chosen the Best Fiction Film of the festival. Jagoda Szelc believes that each one of us should teach somebody how to overcome the fear of dying. Avoiding a conventional plot "Such a landscape" follows the path of emotions and sensations of five stories based on actual events.

The jury gave the Special Mention on Documentary to Zofia Pręgowska for her film "Invisible" - a documentary portrait of a blind poet: Ms. Krystyna. Due to ill health she cannot leave her apartment on her own anymore. Confined within the walls of her flat, dependent on the care of others, she comments her life with poetry.

You can find the full list of the films awarded at the festival on the festival's Facebook profile.