From Mexico: eager to study in Lodz
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28. 07. 2014.

On Saturday and Sunday, 26 & 27 July, the screenings of Lodz Film School best recent student films shown within the 17th GIFF took place at the Santa Ana cinema and were very popular.

Marcin Malatyński reporting from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico:

On Thursday 25 July at 8 p.m. at the Los Aldama cinema in San Miguel de Allende, the 17th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) opening gala took place. The whole Polish delegation including Lodz Film School Rector, Mariusz Grzegorzek and other school representatives participated. The festival was officially opened by its director, Sara Hoch, the mayor of San Miguel and governor’s representatives, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Tourism. Rector, Mariusz Grzegorzek, who appeared on stage, thanked the festival organizers for the invitation to GIFF and extended a general invitation to all events to be organized by the Lodz Film School. The animation film, "Block" by Paulina Ziółkowska, included in the Lodz Film School program, was screened at the opening. During the gala, famous Mexican actress, Angelica Maria, was awarded a special distinction.

On Saturday and Sunday, 26 and 27 July, Lodz Film School best recent student films were shown at the Santa Ana ciemna. The screening program, which was very popular, included the most recognized and awarded films such as: "Ab ovo” by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, "Rogalik" by Paweł Ziemilski, "Written in Ink" by Martin Rath, "Charcoal Burners" by Piotr Złotorowicz, "Without Snow" - Magnus von Horn, "Frozen Stories" by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, "Such a Landscape" by Jagoda Szelc, "Kigo" by Izumi Yoshida, "Constallations" by Aniela Gabryel and "The Third Room" by Suk-Hwa Hong, "Block" by Paulina Ziółkowska, " A story about Love" by Karolina Specht, "Pac!" by Alicja Błaszczyńska, "In the Moonlight" by Zofia Dąbrowska.

Audiences were impressed by the high level of student films from our school. A few of them expressed a wish to study at the school In Lodz.

The next screenings have been scheduled for Thursday and Friday 30 & 31 July – this time in the city of Guanajuato, where the festival is moving on Wednesday.

The Lodz Film School students attending GIFF are also taking part in the "48 Hour Collegiate Production Rally”. The students are: Aniela Gabryel, (direction) , Zuzanna Pyda, (cinematography) , Piotr Matysiak, (cinematography), Katarzyna Boniecka, (editing) and Maurycy Chełmiński, (production management). "48-Hour Collegiate Production Rally”, which is a competition for the best film to be entirely produced during the festival within 48 hours, is to be entered by 5 film crews, four from Mexico and one from Poland.