Jury's protocol of
15th European Film Festival 'Integration You and Me'
from 8th September 2018
Łukasz Maciejewski – chairman
After having watched 34 films taking part in the contest for the best feature film (12 films), documentary film (15 films) and amateur film (7 films) the jury unanimously awarded the Main Prizes – Butterflies 2018 and distinctions:
Butterfly 2018 in an amateur film category for 'Contrasts-Backstage' by Sylwia Pradelok-Świerc for fervency and empathy while creating art which becomes a realisation of a dream among people with disabilities
Butterfly 2018 in a feature film category for a Belgian film 'Downside Up' by Peter Ghesquiere for turning a term of normality upside down and showing that integration knows no divisions
The first special distinction in a documentary film category for 'A Sky Without Stars' by Katarzyna Dąbkowska-Kułacz for showing that stars on the sky really exist – also for those who seemingly can't see them…
The second special distinction in a documentary film category for an Israeli production 'Copy Brad Pitt' by Ariela Alush for smoothing out barriers between seeing a character by himself and a stereotypical perception of the surrounding.
Butterfly 2018 in a documentary film category for 'Aborted Mission' by Petro Aleksowski for a delicate, perfectly made and told story of a dramatic past which determines the presence and for showing that 'aborted mission' still lasts – in the characters' families and in the viewers' hearts.