Priit is receiving today in 2. june 2015 the Dragon of Dragons Special Prize for his outstanding contribution to the development of world cinema and in particular of animated film at 55th Krakow Film Festival(Poland). He is also giving today a 2 hour ecsclusive workshop (he will talk about some secrets and technologies how to develop outstanding graphic style for animation, he will show some exlusive graphic materials he never show before).
The Dragon of Dragons is the prestigious prize awarded during the last seventeen years by the Program Council of the Krakow Film Foundation. It is granted to the most important filmmakers who, by their works contributed to the evolution of the world documentary and animated film. The Dragon of Dragon Award is presented to the director of animated film every two years. By now it's winners were: documentary filmmakers: Bohdan Kosiński (Poland), Raymond Depardon (France), Werner Herzog (Germany), Albert Maysles (USA), Kazimierz Karabasz (Poland), Allan King (Canada), Jonas Mekas (USA), Helena Třeštíková (Czech Republic), Bogdan Dziworski (Poland). For their animated works, the Award went to: Jan Švankmajer (Czech Republic), Jan Lenica (Poland), Stephen and Timothy Quay (UK), Yuri Norstein (Russia), Raoul Servais (France), Jerzy Kucia (Poland), Piotr Kamler (Poland), Paul Driessen (Canada).
The Krakow Film Festival is the oldest festival in Poland and one of the oldest in the world dedicated to documentary, animated and short films. It is held every year at the turn of May and June in Poland’s most beautiful city. During 55 years of its existence its main aim was promotion of the artistic cinema. It has become one of the crucial crossroads for the short and documentary film community. Its unique character originates not only from its diverse competition programme but also from a whole range of accompanying events: retrospectives, film school screenings, exhibitions and concerts, to list but a few.