film jury - Festiwal Górski 2018 w Lądku-Zdroju
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Welcome to the 23rd edition of Ladek Mountain Festival – the greatest and oldest Polish event of this kind. 2018 edition will be held from the 20th to 23rd of September. Piolets d’Or 2018 Awards Ceremony will take place during the Festival. As usual the event will offer many film screenings as well as the meetings with great climbers and mountaineers. Save the date!

film jury

 
SUZAN Beraza

Suzan was born and raised in the Caribbean. Her films have shown on PBS, Pivot TV and on the Documentary Channel, at Lincoln Center, and at many festivals. Her first film, ‘Bag It’, was a winner of the Britdoc Impact Award in Berlin and has been televised in over thirty countries. Her latest project, ‘Uranium Drive-In’ was a recipient of Sundance Institute and Chicken and Egg funding and was featured at Good Pitch and at Hot Docs Pitch Forum. The film was awarded the Big Sky Award, was honored for documentary excellence by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and was part of the American Film Showcase, an international film program of the U.S. State Department. Her current project, ‘Massacre River’ is the recipient of ITVS funding and was selected for the Latino Media Market, Camden International Film Festival Points North Fellowship, and IFP Spotlight on
Documentaries. Suzan has been Festival Director for Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado for the past year.

 

 

ALAN FORMANEK

Alan comes from Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia). He remembers being mesmerized by the peaks of the High Tatras since his very first visit, and he started climbing at the age of 14. By the ripe age of 16 he was already leading dubious rock routes using home made climbing shoes, home made pitons, and (almost) home knitted ropes.
Alan’s climbing passion eventually brought him to freeing old aid routes in the Slovakian Tatras, climbing rock routes in the Alps and the Dolomites, doing a few long winter enchainments / mixed climbs around the Old Continent, and finally tasting the real Italian pizza. He was one of the pioneers of modern free climbing in Czechoslovakia in late 1970s and early 1980s, and he is credited for freeing many milestone multi-pitch rock routes in the High Tatras. Among other things, he did the second ascent of ‘Tempi Moderni’ on his beloved Marmolada in early July of 1984, and a rare ascent of then badly protected and mysterious ‘Amplesso Complesso’ in Val di Mello in 1985, both climbed fast and lightweight, in home made soft bedroom-slipper-type shoes, home made harnesses and without using friends.
Alan graduated in Electrical Engineering and Comparative Literature. In his academic studies and work he zoomed on film and literature and on the ways of adapting novels into films. He later blended his academic credits with his blasting climbing fire to create two mountain film festivals in Vancouver (Canada) and Bratislava (Slovakia). He has been running the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival since 1998, and the Hory A Mesto (Mountains and City) festival in Bratislava since 2000. Alan has been the Programming Director for the San Vito Climbing Festival in Sicily since 2010. He was also involved with the High Adventure Mountain Festival in Ogden, Utah, and at the Taos Mountain Film Festival.

 

WOJTEK KOZAKIEWICZ

Filmmaker who, for the last ten years, has focused mostly on filming sports stories. He has been working with the world’s best climbers and highliners. His films have been awarded prizes at major film festivals including Bilbao Mendi, Kathmandu, Ladek and Krakow. Based in Krakow, Poland. Sport climber since 2004.

 

 

BARTŁOMIEJ ŚWIDERSKI

Bartłomiej Świderski works as a director of documentary and commercials films. He is the author of ‘Sati’, with Dariusz Załuski’s cinematography. The film tells the story of a mountaineer Piotr Morawski and his wife Olga. ‘Sati’ was screened at several dozen festivals all over the world and was awarded prizes in, among others, Trento, Bilbao, Poprad and Qatar. Bartłomiej Świderski studied directing and film production at the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia and at Wajda School.
He has also worked as an assistant director of feature films by Grzegorz Zariczny, Lukasz Grzegorzek and Anka & Wilhelm Sasnal. He made his debut as an actor in 2016 starring in the film ‘Kamper’.

 

 

PAWEŁ WYSOCZAŃSKI

Director, graduate of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Author of such films as ‘Punkt widzenia’ (Point of View) – short film made when he was still at university, awarded numerous prizes, among them the Silver Dinosaur in Kraków; ‘W drodze’ (On the Way) – a tale about a miner in Silesia who went to meet the Dalai Lama; this film received awards in Poland – among others in Warsaw, Wrocław, Poznań. Another film, ‘Kiedyś będziemy szczęśliwi’ (We Will Be Happy One Day) tells the story of a young man from Lipiny in Silesia, who with his cell phone camera shoots videos about the dreams of his peers. ‘We Will Be Happy One Day’ was awarded prizes in, among others, Los Angeles, Madrid, Reykjavik, Leipzig, Kiev, Jihlava and Miskolc, and was broadcast by six European TV networks. Next film, ‘Jurek’, portrays the life of Jerzy Kukuczka, famous Himalayan mountaineer. ‘Jurek’ received 27 prizes all over the world – in Vancouver, Bilbao, Kathmandu, Islamabad, Ulju in South Korea, Copenhagen, Kendall, Lublana… Since 2011 Paweł Wysoczański has been an expert of the Polish Film Institute. He is now finishing his latest film about a Polish doctor – Helena Pyz – who for 30 years has worked in a leprosy rehabilitation centre in Jeevodaya, India.

 

HONORARY PATRONAGE

Patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Fundacja Zawady Patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland Patronage of the Minister of Sport and Tourism

GOLDEN SPONSOR

Brubeck

SILVER SPONSORS

The North Face Petzl Buff Decathlon Chicks&Sport

BRONZE SPONSORS

Nikwax Thule Camp Arc'Teryx Alpina Viking Odlo Meindl Sea to Summint

PARTNERS

Adventure24 Saxx Salomon Lyofood Patagonia Ispo Maloka This1 Artibo Zlagboard Czarna Góra Resort Apartamenty Czarna Góra Everest Climbing Ferrino Formotiva

FINANCING

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej Lądek-Zdrój Powiat Kłodzki Urząd Marszałkowski woj. Dolnośląskiego

MEDIA PATRONAGE

Polskie Radio Program Trzeci Góry NPM

ORGANISATION PARTNERS

CKiR Uzdrowisko Lądek-Długopole Szkoła Górska Polski Związek Alpinizmu Willa Marianna Jaskinia Radochoska Winiarnia Radochoska Fundacja Kukuczki GOPR Pasterkrowa Szczelinka Setter ACP AMS
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland
public task co-financed by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of "Supporting the civic and local government aspects of the Polish foreign policy 2018" competition.

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