Filmography

Joanna
40' & 45' | 2013 | Poland | Documentary | dir. Aneta Kopacz

Joanna

premiere

  • American premiere: Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2014, GREATER PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU GRAND JURY AWARD & AWARD FOR THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
  • International premiere: 56. DOK-Leipzig Film Festival, 2013, Youth Jury Award
  • Polish premiere: Planete + Doc Film Festival, May 2013, Warsaw, Special Mention in the Magic Award Competition

about

In the multitude of blogs on the Internet, one stands out and becomes the common topic of many conversations. The reason why so many people follow Joanna’s blog is because it teaches them how to be thoughtful and joyful. She describes her daily life with overwhelming honesty and accuracy. Her goals are as simple as a family trip to the lakes, her planning is as short-term as to witness her little son riding a bike for the first time. Diagnosed with untreatable illness, Joanna promises her son that she will do her best to live for as long as possible. She writes down everything she might want him to learn from her when he grows up. 

With great visual poetry, the documentary portrays the simple and meaningful moments in the life of the family. The very few words spoken and the ones never uttered in the film make the message ultimately powerful and extremely subtle at the same time. It is a story of close relationships, tenderness, love and thoughtfulness.

Trailer & Press kit

Trailer of the film watch here.

Download Press kit here.

festivals & awards

  • Cinema Eye Honors, Nomination, USA (2015)
  • The Roving Eye International Film Festival, Rhode Island, USA (2015)
  • International Documentary Film Festival, DocsBarcelona+Medellin, Special Mention(2014)
  • International Short Film Festival ŻubrOFFka, Białystok, Poland (2014), Best Documentary, "NIEZALEŻNI [Independent]" Award, Audience Award
  • International Film Festival POKROW -Award for the Best Documentary, Kiev, Ukraine(2014)
  • Warsaw Film Festival - Audience Award in Short Film Competition, Poland (2014)
  • DokumentART
  • 9 MiradasDoc, Spain (2014)
  • DocuDays, Ukraine (2014)
  • Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia (2014)
  • Documentarist, Turkey (2014)
  • AFI Docs International Documentary Festival, Washington (2014)
  • Youth and Film Young Cinema Film Festival, Koszalin, Poland (2014)
  • Palm Springs International Short Fest  Best Documentary Award, USA (2014)
  • Moscow International Film Festival, Russia (2014)
  • DocsBarcelona Film Festival,Special Jury Award for Best Film "Joanna", Spain (2014)
  • GdanskDoc Film Festival,Silver Gate of Freedom Award, nomination for The Best Documentary Juliusz Machulski Award, Poland (2014)
  • Fide International Student Film Festival, Prix coup de coeur, France (2014)
  • 11e Festival du Cinema de Brive, Audience Award, France (2014) 
  • 17th DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival, Spain (2014)
  • FIDE International Student Documentary Films Festival, Saint-Ouen, France (2014)
  • 9th Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival, Germany (2014)
  • 11th Hamburg Film Week, Germany (2014)
  • Tempo International Film Festival, Sweden (2014)
  • 11th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine (2014), Audience Award + Special Jury Mention
  • 36th International Woman Film Festival, Creteil, France (2014), Audience Award
  • 17th International Film Festival Zoom Zbliżenia, Award fot The Best Documentary Film, Jelenia Góra, Poland (2014)
  • Prowincjonalia Film Festival,"Jańcio Wodnik" Award for The Best Documentary Film, Września, Poland (2014)
  • Best Documentary Feature, Los Angeles Film Awards, USA (2014)
  • 5th International Documentary Film Festival "Tranzyt", Poznan (2013)
  • GRAND OFF World Independent Film Awards  - Best Documentary, Poland (2013)
  • 21. International Film Festival "Camerimage", Short Documentary Films Competition, Bydgoszcz (2013)
  • Media Festival "Man in Danger", Łódź (2013)
  • Off Cinema Film Festival, Poznań (2013)
  • 56. DOK LEIPZIG International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, International Competition Documentary Film,  Youth Jury Award, Germany (2013)
  • 10. East Silver Market at Jihlava, Award Silver Eye in the mid-length documentary category, Czech Republic (2013)
  • 4. International Festival of Film Producers "Regiofun", the cycle Feature Film Panorama, Katowice (2013)
  • Transatlantyk Film & Music Festival, Poznań, Poland (2013)
  • 14. Summer Film Academy, Zwierzyniec, Poland (2013)
  • 32. Młodzi i Film,  Special Screening, Koszalin, Poland (2013)
  • 53. Krakow Film Festival, Poland  (2013)
  • 10. Planete + Doc Film Festival, Special Mention, Warsaw, Poland (2013)

crew

Wystąpili
Joanna Sałyga, Piotr Sałyga, Jan Wenda
Scenariusz
Aneta Kopacz, Tomasz Średniawa
Reżyseria
Aneta Kopacz
Zdjęcia
Łukasz Żal
Zdjęcia do dokumentacji
Agata Byrska
Dźwięk
Michał Kawiak
Udźwiękowienie
Jacek Hamela
Montaż
Aneta Kopacz, Paweł Laskowski, Rafał Samborski
Music
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Kierownik Produkcji
Alicja Kizińska
Koproducent
Aneta Kopacz
Support
www.wspieramkulture.pl
Producent
Adam Ślesicki
Co-financing
Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
Sponsor
Codemedia
Koprodukcja
Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny
Produkcja
Wajda Studio

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