Michał Kwieciński recived Regiofund’s Border Gate Award
The Border Gate Award is a distinction bestowed by the organizers of Regiofund Forum upon distinguished film producers. The Award is presented to producers who think and act outside of the box, whose experiments and searches result in novel approaches and surprising discoveries. Border Gate’s previous recipients include Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Piotr Dzięcioł, and Simon Chinn. Last October the Award was presented to Michał Kwieciński. The Award always takes shape of a personalized statuette, made distinctly for the laureate.
Michał Kwieciński is one of the most experienced, innovative and distinguished Polish producers of film and television content – needless to say, he knows the industry inside out. He is the founder and owner of Akson Studio production company, established in 1992. During his producing career Kwieciński has supported many visionaries of Polish cinema, including Andrzej Wajda, Feliks Falk, and Jan Jakub Kolski, but he also backed young and promising directors, like Jan Komasa, and debuting filmmakers, like Paweł Maślona. He produced a wide variety of popular television series and made approximately 150 TV theatre shows. His experience and indisputable accomplishments, together with the respect he enjoys within the industry, make Michał Kwieciński one of the architects of the successes of present-day Polish cinema. His attitude towards the job of a producer reflects the concept of craving for creativity and novelty, of looking for what is fresh and surprising in the film industry
2017 laureate received a statuette designed and made by Tomasz Wenklar, an artist and sculptor who creates both small sculptures and larger spatial objects. His materials of choice are clay, metal, and wood, which he uses to create various amalgams of forms and shapes. Wenklar considers modelling the most important phase of his artistic process; he perceives it as a constant search for a suitable form, a kind of a dialogue with the matter before him. Wenklar works in his sculpting studio, situated in Katowice’s Youth Palace, for more than a dozen years now.