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Magdalena Zawadzka and Eryk Lubos to receive the Golden Angels of Tofifest. We are ready to present to you the Jury of the On Air Competition

Magdalena Zawadzka is going to receive the Golden Angel Award for a Lady of Polish Cinema, while the Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence is going to Eryk Lubos.

Magdalena Zawadzka, the Golden Angel Award for a Lady of Polish Cinema

The Golden Angel Award for a Lady of Polish Cinema is a very special award given to outstanding actresses for their admirable achievements. All the ladies receiving this award share a true passion for cinema and theatre, and they have proven time and again to have great talent, artistic courage, versatility, temper, and achievements, all of which have contributed to enrich Polish culture, over the years. During the last year’s edition of the Tofifest IFF. Kujawy Pomorze Region, the award was presented to Emilia Krakowska. This year, the winner of the award is Magdalena Zawadzka.

Magdalena Zawadzka has been dazzling us with her artistic charisma, both in theatre and on the silver screen, for long years. The excellent acting quality and professionalism that she shows have made her one of the most recognizable Polish actresses in history. It is our great pleasure to award her with the Golden Angel Award for a Lady of Polish Cinema, says Kafka Jaworska, director of the festival, explaining the reasons behind the decision.

Eryk Lubos, the Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence

This year, the Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence is going to a multi-talented theatre and film actor, who has never feared playing controversial characters. The Golden Angel statuette will be presented to Eryk Lubos, an excellent actor, in Toruń.

It makes me very happy to be giving our most important award, the Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence, to an outstanding actor, whose acting qualities have won our hearts, showing consistency in creating unconventional and simply stunning characters. This year, Eryk Lubos is going to join the group of artists who have won this award, announces Kafka Jaworska, director of the festival.

Festival audience will have an opportunity to watch the film ‘Tata / Dad’, where Eryk Lubos plays the main protagonist. After the screening, the actor is going to have a meeting with the audience. The screening of the film is scheduled for 30th June, in Cinema City. You can attend the meeting with the winner of the Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence free of charge.

The On Air Competition - the most important section of the Tofifest IFF

Our festival cannot go without the On Air section, and this year is no different. Every single year, this particular section always stirs a lot of emotions. The section is dedicated to presenting film productions made by rebellious artists, who had already been recognized at various European film festivals. Among the films competing to win the main award, there is the film ‘Chleb i sól / Bread and Salt’ directed by Damian Kocur, which had already won the Jury Special Prize in the ‘Orizzonti’ section at the International Film Festival in Venice, and ‘A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On’, which is the official Albanian candidate for the Academy Awards.

The winner of the competition is going to be selected by a jury comprised of the following people:

Here is a full list of the films accepted to compete in the On Air Competition:

The 21st edition of Tofifest International Film Festival. Kujawy Pomorze Region takes place from 27th June, 2023, to 2nd July, 2023, (as always) in Toruń. Our festival audiences can see festival screenings at various locations, namely the Festival Centre in the Cultural and Congress Centre Jordanki, Cinema City, an open-air cinema in the yard of the Old Town City Hall, and in the Końcówa pub.

We would like to invite you to experience unique cinema, which asks many questions and leaves the task of finding answers to the audience.

The official patron of the Tofifest IFF. Kujawy Pomorze Region is the City of Toruń. The main partner is Kujawsko-Pomorskie, and the main sponsors are TZMO S.A. and the Bella Brand. Among other sponsors, there are ONDE S.A., PGE Toruń S.A., Apator S.A., Studio Podłóg Ablux, Urbitor Sp. z o. o., Finland's Honorary Consulate in Toruń, and the Freixenet Brand. Official Hotel of the Festival: Hotel Bulwar.

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