Findling Award 2015: Niewidzialne

Niewidzialne - Invisible is the name of the documentary film, debut of Zofia Pręgowska.
We meet the film's protagonist, Mrs Krystyna, in her tiny flat filled with books, notepads, written-on pieces of paper. She is often visited by a secretary, who helps her writing down poetry that has been springing up every day for many years. Now Mrs Krystyna is the whirl of preparations for another presentation of her work. The organisational details of this endeavour are as important as the poems, since Mrs Krystyna is blind. Dependent on others' assistance when it comes to contact with the outside world, she is both vigorous and dedicated to her passion.

Zofia Pręgowska and member of the jury Sven Eggers

Pręgowska graduated from directing at the Warsaw film School. Niewidzialne had its international premiere at the IDFA in Amsterdam and has been awarded numerous times at festivals, in Szczecin it won next to Findling Award the Audience Award. She is finishing working on another documentary film, Fajna Ferajna. Powstanie oczyma dzieci, this time as producer. She runs her own production company: Prego Media — hand made films.

still from the film

camera + editing: Tomasz Stankiewicz. Poland 2014, colour. 22 minutes.

The Findling tour of Landesverbandes Filmkommunikation Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V. brings the awarded into the cinemas and film clubs starting May 2016.