Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Film Music Festival: Choose the Polish Soundtrack of the Year

Polish Soundtrack of the Year Award will be awarded for the sixth time. Among the films and series from 2023 selected ten titlesin which the music perfectly matches the image and represents the highest artistic level.

The nominations were decided by the program team of the Film Music Festival in Krakow. Then, the international Prize Academy, composed of cultural journalists and representatives of the domestic and foreign industry as well as music and film institutions, will select the winner of the Main Prize.

Voting also lasts until May 21in which all film music lovers can take part via the form on the website Film Music Festival in Krakow. Based on its results, the Audience Award will be awarded.

The list of nominated titles includes both films and series.

“Last year's productions featured the dominance of folk music and broadly understood folklore. There were also soundtracks using various progressive solutions, including avant-garde influences, noise sounds and experimental jazz. Polish film music also features bold experiments combining sometimes very distant worlds, for example, baroque and electronics,” says Robert Piaskowski, artistic director of FMF and chairman of the Academy of the Polish Soundtrack of the Year Award.

“The competition for the best FMF soundtrack illustrates this extraordinary stylistic and genre diversity every year, and since this time too we are dealing with creators already well established in the audiovisual market, it is difficult to predict the outcome of the competition. Every year, the verdicts of the Academy and the audience are a surprise,” he adds .

Bartosz Chajdecki“Little Rose 2”, dir. Jan Kidawa-Błoński
Jan Komar “Doppelgänger. The Doppelgänger”, dir. Jan Holoubek
Mary Komasa, Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz“Kajtek the Wizard”, dir. Magdalena Łazarkiewicz
Zygmunt Konieczny “Figurehead”, dir. Robert Gliński
Paweł Lucewicz“Charlatan”, dir. Michal Gazda
Jerzy Rogiewicz“1670”, dir. Maciej Buchwald, Kordian Kądziela
Łukasz “LUC” Rostkowski “Peasants”, dir. D. K. Welchman, Hugh Welchman
Wojtek Urbański, Łukasz Targosz“Infamy”, dir. Anna Maliszewska, Kuba Czekaj
Natalia Zamilska“Mother's Day”, dir. Mateusz Rakowicz
Hubert Zemler, Karolina Rec-Jarmulska“The Hidden Network”, dir. Piotr Adamski

The results of the audience vote and the Academy's deliberations will be announced on May 25 during a ceremonial concert held as part of the FMF “Polish Gala: Modern Roots”. At the ICE Kraków Congress Center we will hear, among others, motifs from the films “Chłopi” and “Quack”, as well as from the series “1670” and the game “Blacktail”.