THREE POLISH DOCUMENTARY FILMS NOMINATED FOR THE SILVER EYE
Eleven feature-length documentary films and the same number of short documentary films are nominated for the Silver Eye awards, given to the best productions from Central and Eastern Europe. The winners of the 11th edition of the awards will be announced during this year's Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.
What makes the Silver Eye different from many other film awards is the fact that this award is given to the film's producer, not the director. The award is intended to support the promotion and international distribution of the film. The films participating in the market are divided into three categories: short, middle-length and feature-length. The winners, in addition to the statuette, are given cash prize and annual representation of the film in East Silver Caravan, which equals the promotion of the award-winning films at over 130 of the most important film festivals and film markets on the world.
This year, two Polish documentary films are nominated for the Silver Eye awards. In the short film category, "The Tough" by Marcin Polar and "Infinity is 50 Meters Away" by Daniel Światły have a chance to win awards, and the title of the best feature-length production may go to "The Wind. A Documentary Thriller" by Michał Bielawski. Last year, two Polish documentary films were nominated for the awards: "Sisters" by Michał Hytroś and Unconditional Love" by Rafał Łysak.
A full list of the titles nominated for the Silver Eye awards can be found here.