Chopin's Nose Award

This year’s festival will be the second edition to hold a competition for best music film. The winning film will receive Chopin’s Nose Award and prize money to the amount of EUR 1,000. The jury consisted of Piotr Metz, Angelika Kucińska, Paula Bialski i Karol Strzemieczny (zespół Paula i Karol) will select the winning film.

Films in the competition

May 6, 17:00  Kinoteka 1

May 7, 12:00  Kinoteka 1

May 10, 20:00  Iluzjon

May 11, 21:00  Kinoteka 5

May 13, 17:00  Kinoteka 5

May 15, 21:30  Kinoteka 1

May 8, 19:00  Muranów

May 10, 21:30  Muranów

May 14, 14:00  Kinoteka 7


Piotr Metz

Radio presenter and music journalist. Co-founder of RMF FM radio (1990). Until 2001 the station's presenter as well as music and program director. Between 2001 and 2002 program director of Radiostacja and in 2003 – of Eska Radio in Cracow. Between 2004 and 2005 programming and music manager at Polish MTV. Served for a number of years (2005-2009)artistic director of the music festival in Sopot. Since 2005 editor-in-chief of Machina monthly and radio presenter at Polish Radio 3. Honored with the 2007 Polish Radio Golden Microphone award.

Angelika Kucińska

Once upon a time she was a music journalist for Machina, more recently she has worked as editor-in-chief of HIRO Free, and quite recently she became a publisher at Novimedia Custom Publishing. Invariably, she works as a journalist for Przekrój and K-Mag magazines, as well as for Era Music Garden website.

Paula Bialski i Karol Strzemieczny (Paula i Karol)

Paula i Karol is a musical endeavor of Karol Strzemieczny (musician, sociologist and activist) and Paula Bialski (Ph.D. student at Lancaster, faculty member of the Cultural Studies Department at the Warsaw School of Social Studies and Humanities), who started writing catchy pop-folk songs back in April 2009 to spread their attitude towards making and performing music.
At first they played in Warsaw with strictly acoustic instruments (guitar, violin, glockenspiel, old Casio keyboards). Their concerts – more often than not as 4-piece rather than 2-piece band– are always based on immediate contact with the audience. So far, they have played at a number of festivals both in Poland and in other European countries. In late 2010, the Warsaw-based record company LADO ABC released their first studio album - Overshare.