Andrzej Jakimowski

Andrzej Jakimowski ( born August 17, 1963 in Warsaw) is a Polish film director and screenwriter.

Life and work

Jakimowski studied philosophy at the University of Warsaw and graduated from the Faculty of Radio and Television Krzysztof Kieślowski the Silesian University in Katowice. Earlier in his career he made ​​short films and documentaries. In 1991, his first short film Pogłos (German Echo) was born. The resulting 1994 documentation Miasto cieni won the 1998 Grand Prize of the International Festival Ethnic documentaries and television programs "At Home" in Krakow. It was followed by other documentation such as Dzyń, dzyń (1997) and Wilcza 32 (1998).

His first feature film Zmruż oczy (German wink ) from 2002 produced Jakimowski itself He was awarded his breakthrough as a director and best film of 2004, with the Polish Film Award. Leading actor Zbigniew Zamachowski received for the role of " Jasiek " the Polish Film Award in the category Best Actor. In Solidarity, Solidarność ..., a collage of 13 short films by 13 directors on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Polish trade union Solidarity, Jakimowski contributed to the nine -minute short film Torba.

His film Little tricks (orig. Sztuczki ), who came to German cinemas on 23 July 2009, was the official contribution of Poland for the Oscars 2009, but was not shortlisted. The story about a boy from the province who is confident to know his father in a train travelers, and is now trying with various " little tricks " to persuade him to return home, won at the Polish Film Festival Gdynia in 2007, the Golden lions. In the same year he was honored at the Tbilisi International Film Festival with the Golden Prometheus. As for Zmruż oczy Jakimowski wrote the screenplay for Little tricks itself

Filmography as director

Awards (selection)

  • 2002: International Film Festival Mannheim -Heidelberg - Special Mention FIPRESCI jury for Zmruż oczy
  • 2004: Polish Film Award - Best Film for Zmruż oczy
  • 2004: Polish Film Award - Best Director for Zmruż oczy
  • 2004: Polish Film Award - Best Screenplay for Zmruż oczy
  • 2004: San Francisco International Film Festival - New Directors Prize (formerly Skyy Prize ) for Zmruż oczy
  • 2004: Sochi International Film Festival - Golden Rose for Zmruż oczy
  • 2007: International Film Festival of Venice - Label Europa Cinemas Award - Giornate degli authoritarianism 2007 Sztuczki
  • 2007: International Film Festival of Venice - Lanterna Magica Award for Sztuczki
  • 2007: São Paulo International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Sztuczki
  • 2007: Polish Film Festival Gdynia - Golden Lion for Sztuczki
  • 2007: Tbilisi International Film Festival - Golden Prometheus for Sztuczki
  • 2008: Polish Film Award - Best Director for Sztuczki
  • 2008: Miami International Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize for Sztuczki
  • 2012: Audience Award at the International Film Festival Warsaw for Imagine