AWARDS

“SOMETHING BETTER TO COME” AWARDS:

Best Director, Imagineindia Film Festival (Spain)

Robert nomination, Danish Film Academy Award (Denmark)

Eagles Nomination, Polish Film Academy (Poland)

Nomination, Producers Guild of America (USA)

Special Jury Award, Polish Film Festival in America (USA)

Favourite Bergen’s Award, Favourites Film Festival (Norway)

The Unforgettables nomination: Yula – Something Better to Come, Cinema Eye (USA)

Special Jury Prize International Documentary, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (USA)

Youth Jury Award, Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival  (Germany)

Best Documentary Award, Jameson CineFest (Hungary)

Berlin’s Favorite Award and Bremen’s Favourite Award, Favourites Film Festival Berlin (Germany)

The Estonian People’s Award, Pärnu Film Festival (Estonia)

Best Documentary, Valletta Film Festival (Malta)

Best International Feature Award, Documentary Edge Festival (New Zealand)

Best Cinematography, Gdansk DocFilm Festival (Poland)

Special Mention, Underhill Festival (Montenegro)

Special Award Club 418 Mirror of Art DocFest and Small Mirror of Art DocFest, Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival (Russia)

Millennium Award for Best Feature Documentary Film and Canon Non Fiction Frame

Special Mention, Docs Against Gravity (Poland)

VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international, DOK.fest Munich (Germany)

Second Price of the Jury, DocumentaMadrid (Spain)

Special Mention, One World Brussels (Belgium)

Jury’s Main Prize, Eurodok – European Documentary Film Festival (Norway)

Special Mention, ZagrebDox (Croatia)

Grand Prix, Open Documentary Film Festival “Artdocfest” (Russia)

Youth Jury Award, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (Switzerland)

Alpe Adria Cinema Award: Best Documentary, Trieste Film Festival (Italy)

Special Jury Award, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) (Netherlands)

HANNA POLAK’S PREVIOUS AWARDS

2003 The Documentary Film Festival in Krakow, Poland.
Best Producer of a Documentary Films award.
2003 International Documentary Film Festival, Volda, Norway.
Best of Show and Audience awards for Railway Station
Ballad
2004 FIPA TV Festival, Biarritz, France (Festival International es Programmes Audiovisuels) Grand Prix, (FIPA D’OR 2004) Best Short documentary and FIPA 2004 Prix du Juryes Jeunes Europeens (The Young Europeans’ Jury Prize) for Railway Station Ballad
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Nomination in the category of Best Short Documentary subject in 2004 for The Children of Leningradsky
2005 International Documentary Association Annual Documentary Achievement award for Best Documentary for The Children of Leningradsky
2005 Crystal Mirror award by Zwierciadlo magazine in Poland, the award for “people of dialogue, those who are uniting, not dividing.”
2005 “Platinum Goat” award, “Ale Kino” Film Festival, Poznan, Poland for The Children of Leningradsky
2005 “Golden Heart” award for her charity efforts, in Russia, the “Award for Serving the Uppermost Ideals of Mankind”
2005 City Olomuniec Award, Czech Republic, for The Children of Leningradsky, Best Documentary and Student awards.
2005 Gracie Allen award, given by Women in Radio & Television (U.S.) for The Children of Leningradsky
2006 Cinemanila International Film Festival (Philippines) award, Best Documentary for The Children of Leningradsky
 2006 DUNA TV award for The Children of Leningradsky
 2006 American Library Association Nomination for “Notable Videos for Adults” for The Children of Leningradsky
 2006 Emmy Award nominations of The Children of Leningradsky in two categories: Best Documentary and Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing.
 2006 “UNICEF Photo of the Year,” third prize in the international photocompetition
“Moscow’s homeless children” – UNICEF Photo of the year international competition.
 2008 Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, North Dakota. The Children of Leningradsky, awards in three categories: Best Documentary, Best Director, Best of Show
 2008 Fifth International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “Docudays,” Kiev, “Artistic Mastery of Photographing” award,(credit as cinematographer) for Stone Silence, director. K. Kopczynski
2012 East Documentary Forum, Golden Funnel award, Prague. Best Project in Development: Yula’s Dream
 2012 HotDocs Forum, Toronto, Canada. Cuban Hat award, Best Pitch award for Yula’s Dream
Honorable Mentions
2006 Festroia International Film Festival, Portugal
2006 Basel Karlsruhe Forum, Germany