Bella Women Golden Angel Awards for a European Actress are given to female artists, whose artistic careers are a combination of courage and talent. As the festival, we have cooperated with TZMO S.A., our main sponsor and owner of the Bella brand, already for four years to make sure that this award is given to extraordinary young actresses of European cinema.
The Pola Negri Film Award from Marshal of Kujawsko-Pomorskie was given for the very first time last year, during the 20th edition of the festival. In 2022, it was awarded to Julia Szczepańska for her début on the silver screen. This year, we are going to give to Piotr Pacek, another talented actor representing the young generation of Polish cinema.
Golden Angel Awards are given to those artists, whose artistic work is guided by bravery. To those, who are not afraid to go against the grain or pave new paths. Among those who have received this award before, there is Agnieszka Holland, Paweł Pawlikowski, Katarzyna Nosowska, Wojciech Smarzowski, Maja Ostaszewska and Maciej Stuhr. During the 21st edition of the festival, Ralph Kaminski will join this unique group of artists and receive the award on 27 June at the Opening Gala of the Tofifest IFF. Kujawy Pomorze Region.
This competition has consistently remained one of the most important sections of the entire Tofifest IFF. Kujawy Pomorze Region for many years, focusing on the most interesting film productions from Poland selected by brilliant film critic Łukasz Maciejewski.
A breath of fresh air with a tint of a sense of humour far from being trivial, mixed with a bit of sadness and grotesque: these are the ingredients that define Finnish Cinema and make it unique. This is a fitting description for both old classics and latest productions that come from Finland.
Polish artists are crossing the boundaries — both metaphorically, and literally. When working abroad, their contribute their unique style, talent, and personality, to international cinema. The section POLONICA is designed to present the most interesting films made by or with the participation of Polish male and female artists.
Peculiar, unconventional, unique, unlike any other artist in the world — you cannot confuse him with anybody else. The world of Tim Burton is one of immense and absolutely unique imagination, filled with various colours, and abundant in astonishing sounds and characters. This is a cinema you cannot tame or stop. Beautiful, lively, and absorbing.
As the historic urban space of Toruń constitutes an unforgettable experience in itself, weshall let you have a taste of it during this year’s edition of the festival. Once again, we aregoing to meet in the yard of the Old Town City Hall in Toruń where you will have a chance to watch five films we have selected for that particular scenery:
Let us take you back to the 1980s, amidst the unique scenery of the Końcówa pub, when some of the legendary horror films, now considered ‘cult classics’ were made. Although many of them were remade – some even saw many sequels made to continue the original idea – our intention is to show you the archetypes of the characters that have forever gone down in the history of this particular genre. The genre that is adored by so many devoted cinema goers.
The section Rebels has been an inherent part of the Tofifest International Film Festival for quite a number of years now. This section emphasises the main theme of the festival, which is to introduce characters and personalities whose rebellious spirit, perseverance, or talent makes them stand out among the others, and change the course of history (the contemporary one included).
We are travelling back in time to the 1980s. The New Adventure Cinema movement is having its triumphal march, while Robert Zemeckis is following the trail that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg had set just a decade ago. And there was no mistake in it. We have some great news to share with all of you
The actors Aleksandra Popławska and Robert Więckiewicz are the two winners of the Golden Angel Award for Artistic Insolence. The Golden Angel for Lifetime Achievement goes to film director Filip Bajon. Maria Dębska receives the Golden Angel Award for a Promising European Actress. The Flisak Award founded by the President of Toruń for film artists associated with Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region is given to Tomasz Ziętek.