Yesterday evening in Jihlava, the Silver Eye award-winners were announced. The Jury Special Mention went to the authors of the documentary film "The Wind. A Documentary Thriller."

What makes the Silver Eye different from many other film awards is the fact that this award is given to the film's producer, not the director. The award is intended to support the promotion and international distribution of the film. The winners, in addition to the statuette, are given cash prize and annual representation of the film in East Silver Caravan, which equals the promotion of the award-winning film at over 130 of the most important film festivals and film markets in the world.

This year, three Polish documentary films were nominated for the Silver Eye awards: the short films "The Tough" by Marcin Polar and  "Infinity is 50 Meters Away" by Daniel Światły and the awarded feature-length documentary film by Michał Bielawski. 

The protagonist of the documentary film "The Wind. A Documentary Thriller," is the halny wind - one of the most unpredictable forces in the Polish mountains. It appears cyclically every spring and autumn. You can never know if and when it would turn into a destructive windstorm. The halny wind affects particularly the inhabitants of Zakopane and its surrounding area, changing the picturesque mountain trails into the space of uncontrollable nature. The producer of Michał Bielawski's film is Maciej Kubicki, representing Telemark Sp. z o.o.

You can read more information about this year's Silver Eye winners here.