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Hanna Polak

Director. Born 1967, Poland. In 2002 Polak started her education at the film school VGIK in Moscow.


Polak has directed, produced and shot several award winning films. The short documentary "The Children of Leningradsky," about homeless children from Moscow's Leningradsky station, was nominated for an Oscar, two Emmys and won an IDA award in 2004. The documentary "Something Better To Come" (2014) world premiered at IDFA and took home the Special Jury award.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Yula's Dream 2014 Direction, Cinematographer DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Special Jury Award 2014 Amsterdam, IDFA 2014 Something Better to Come
Millinium Award for Best Documentary 2015 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015 Something Better to Come
Special Mention 2015 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015 Something Better to Come
Special Mention of the International Jury 2015 ZagrebDox 2015 Something Better to Come
VIKTOR Main Competition International Doc 2015 München Documentary Festival 2015 Something Better to Come
Best International Feature Award 2015 Auckland, Documentary Edge Festival 2015 Something Better to Come
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
London Film Festival 2015-10-07 Something Better to Come
Message to Man 2015-09-19 Something Better to Come
DMZ South Korea 2015-09-17 Something Better to Come
Dokufest Prizren 2015-08-08 Something Better to Come
Sydney Film Festival 2015-06-03 Something Better to Come
Krakow Film Festival 2015-05-31 Something Better to Come
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09 Something Better to Come
München Documentary Festival 2015-05-07 Something Better to Come
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2015-03-13 Something Better to Come
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015-03-02 Something Better to Come
ZagrebDox 2015-02-23 Something Better to Come
Berlinale 2015-02-05 Something Better to Come
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2015-01-27 Something Better to Come
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19 Something Better to Come
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.