It is “The Fastest”, which won the Golden Angel of Tofifest in the “From Poland” competition, last Saturday. The winner was selected by the audience from among all the films included in the afore-mentioned section. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that the Audience Award went to a film from Poland, as well.
The Grand Prix Award of the Festival, i.e. the Golden Angel of Tofifest in the ON AIR Competition, goes to French “Custody” by Xavier Legrand. The Silver Angel of Tofifest goes to Mariam Khatchvani from Georgia. Flisak of Tofifest was awarded to Malgorzata Kozuchowska, special Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence to Maciej Stuhr, and the Closing Ceremony culminated with the magnificent “Music is a woman” concert.
Today, we shall not only give you an insight into meetings with film guests paying a visit to Tofifest, but also take a step into the nearest future, i.e. to the mega-concert that closes the festival tomorrow. “Music is a woman” is a concert aiming at restoring women who compose film music to the place they ought to be.
It is without a doubt that film screenings from the last two days included two films that made the audience deeply moved. They were “Custody” by Xavier Legrand and “Manifesto” by Julian Rosefeldt. There were also visits paid to the festival by interesting people from the film industry.
Not too many of us know that it was Vivian Kubrick, daughter of the Stanley Kubrick, who composed the soundtrack to “Full Metal Jacket”. And not too many are aware of other female music composers, for that matter. And that is precisely the reason for Tofifest to say: “Music is a woman”, and invite you to a concert that will close the jubilee 15th edition of the festival, on 28th October.
“An artist is a person, who creates the reality, instead of simply entering it.” Jan Englert, winner of this year’s Golden Angel for Lifetime Achievement, spoke these beautiful words during a meeting held at Tofifest.
I have never been a darling of film critics, said Marek Koterski, winner of this year’s Golden Angel Award for Artistic Insolence, during a meeting with the audience. And he was not the only celebrity to have paid a visit to Tofifest, on Sunday.
It would indeed be difficult to find candidates worthier of an award for being a rebellious artist, than Katarzyna Nosowska and Marek Koterski. The co-founder of Hey and the director of “Day of the Wacko” received the Golden Angels dedicated to rebellious artists – and awarded by the Tofifest International Film Festival
Sunday marks the beginning of film screenings at Tofifest. You will have a chance to see more than 20 films in 5 different movie theatres. There will also be meetings with festival guests, including... a meeting with oneself.
This year, the Golden Angel of Tofifest for Artistic Insolence – the most important special prize awarded by the Tofifest International Film Festival – will go to Marek Koterski. The author of the “Day of the Wacko” cult film will accept the prize during the Opening Ceremony of the festival, on 21st October, in Torun.
What do Katarzyna Nosowska, Marek Kondrat, Krystyna Janda, and Wojciech Smarzowski have in common? Immense talent and ultimate rebelliousness. And last but not least, they are all winners of an award for artistic insolence given by the Tofifest International Film Festival. Katarzyna Nosowska is going to receive her Special Golden Angel on 21st October, 2017.
It is only two days away, as the great celebration of cinema in Torun starts on 21st October, 2017. We have shown particular affection, when working on the 15th edition of Tofifest: we are going to give you not only 175 great films from all around the world, but also two unique concerts, which will surely turn your perspective on film music upside down.
It is only a few days away, before the special jubilee edition of the Tofifest IFF starts on 21st October. We shall start a grand celebration of cinema this Saturday! During the Opening Ceremony, we shall award the very first festival guests, Marek Koterski and Katarzyna Nosowska, the Golden Angels for Artistic Insolence, which this time will have a new, feminine version.
The 15th edition of the Tofifest IFF is full of attractions: concerts, meetings, and guests will flood Torun. Naturally, the most important thing is the films that you will feed on during the whole festival week. The people selecting films have seen to it that you will not feel bored, but how does one find the true gems among this multitude of collector’s items?
If the only thing that comes to your mind, when you hear about Indian cinema, is Bollywood, then you surely need to pay a visit to Tofifest. This festival section dedicated to cinema from India has been designed to take a closer look at the changes that have happened there in recent years. Rest assured that there will be some controversial films, which stirred up some lively discussions among audiences. We will show you the truly rebellious India!
This year, a number of rebellious representatives of Polish cinema and theatre will add splendour to the 15th edition of Tofifest. Jan Englert, an outstanding actor and director, will receive a special Golden Angel for lifetime achievement. The artistic rebelliousness of Maciej Stuhr will be displayed in his directing début
Holland, Kos-Krauze, Zglinski, and Palkowski — these are only some of the names of film-makers, whose films will be featured in the From Poland competition foe full-feature films from Poland. Surely, film-makers from Poland are not afraid to comment on any subject.
From merciless religious laws, through animated Tehran, all the way to an American shop clerk, who wants to become a rapper: the range of topics discussed in the selected films is nothing short of impressive. There will be 11 films representing as many as 14 different countries competing to wing the Golden Angel of Tofifest 2017. As many as eight of the films their Polish premières in Torun.
From a story about homosexuals fleeing Somalia from persecution, through a war erupting in a fictional country that resembles Poland, to a story about a man, who found his cabin on a garden plot quite surprising. This year, the Shortcut section will truly be an eruption of diversity, and nearly all of the films featured in the competition will have their premières at Tofifest.
The 15th edition of the “rebellious” Tofifest International Film Festival will take place in Torun, from 21st October to 29th October, 2017. The festival will be opened with the “Energy of Film Music” concert, and closed with an original production of Tofifest: “Music is a woman”.
It is only 30 days before the beginning of the 15th Tofifest International Film Festival. The “rebellious festival” will take place in Torun, from 21st October to 29th October, 2017. If you’d like to pay less for getting access to festival attractions, we have good news – you can now pre-order passes to Tofifest.
The madness of an unconventional carer of elderly people; an alien invasion that goes unnoticed; and friendship between a truck driver and a subtle writer – these are but a few subjects discussed in the films included in the Japanese section at Tofifest. Japanese cinema that has fascinated people for good 120 years will this time blossom in Torun.
A limited series of vinyl records containing the recording of the closing concert of Tofifest 2015 will be published any moment now. The concert marked the first European live performance by American composer Paul Anthony Romero of the soundtrack written for a popular series of games that goes by the name of Heroes of Might and Magic.
It has surely been a long and tough struggle, but it is successfully over. It was precisely 100 years ago, when the Finnish people regained their independence, as a country. It is obviously a reason to celebrate. Tofifest has also decided to have its part in the celebrating of that round 100th anniversary, because we have rooted for Finland for quite some time now.
It is already the fourth time that festival films will be judged by a Young Jury. Today marks the beginning of competition the winners of which are going to sit on two young juries: A Student Jury and a Young Jury. Participation in our Jury can bring success: one of the jurors from last year’s edition of the festival is now a juror at Gdynia Film Festival.
Countdown to the beginning of the 15th edition of the Tofifest International Film Festival has now officially started and we kick off with revealing this year’s phenomenon, which is one of the most intriguing figures of international cinema: antihero.
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IFF Tofifest opens call for submission of films for the 15th International Film Festival Tofifest. You can win Golden Angel Awards in two main international competitions. Deadline passes on July, 31st. The 15. anniversary edition of IFF Tofifest will take place from the 21st to the 29th of October in Toruń, Poland.