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Jury consisting of Ying Kwok, Piotr Bosacki i Grzegorz Kwiatkowski awarded prizes:   1. Place and money prize in amount of 5000 PLN funded by Mieczysław Struk Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship for Jana Shostak  film titled " I love you!"     Social morals change drastically through the ever-growing consumerism and mass-media culture. Thus, is love becoming a social product and the feeling itself becomes nothing more than a social construct? Or the opposite, the feeling of love is connected to the social control that is a symbolic communication code?   Jana Shostak was born in Grodno in the same year that Nelson Mandela received a Nobel Peace Prize. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Intermedia Department of Krakow’s Academy of Fine Arts. She is currently working towards her Master degree at the Media Art Department of Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts, in studio’s of prof.Mirosław Bałka and prof.Prot Jarnuszkiewicz. In 2016, she received Młode Wilki Grand Prix. In 2015, she set the Polish Guiness World Record. She has a certificate of being a volunteer for World Youth Days in 2016. In her work, she likes to hack into alien spaces. Among others, she has participated in exhibitions including Manifesta Art Biennale in Zurich; Sziget Festival, Budapest; Independent Art Fair, Stockholm; Pastificio Cerere, Rome; Manggha Kraków; Biennale Wro, Wrocław; Bank PKO, Warszawa; Zamek Cultural Centre, Poznań; NCAD, Dublin; Aesthetic&Bias, Jerusalem.   2. place and i money prize in amount of 4000 PLN for Mateusz Żegliński film titled "Pan Charon"     A creational documentary. This is a film portrait of Grzegorz, a gravedigger living in Wałbrzych, recording one day of his work. The film was created as a student’s short film study at the Department of Painting and New Media at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. It was awarded, among others, 2nd prize at the 11th IN OUT Festival 2017, 2nd prize at the 6th Anti-depressive Film Festival “Relanium” 2017 in Łódź, as well as a prize in the “Best Film” category at the 3rd Documentary Film Festival 2016 in Częstochowa.   Mateusz Żegliśńki is a graduate of the Art Academy of Szczecin in the field of Multimedia at the Faculty of Painting and New Media. He obtained the master's degree in art in 2016, and his diploma thesis was entitled "Visual identification of the film Return Way" (realized in the Studio of Visual Communication dr. hab. Waldemar Wojciechowski and dr Monika Zawadzki). An artistic annex was created for this diploma thesis, which was the documentary / feature film "Return Way" made in the Image Studio of dr. Zbigniew Rogalski.    The jury also granted honorable mentions to:   1. Amanda Machnik for the film "Blue sandwiches"     Blue Sandwiches is a short film shot on 16mm shot in a kitchen space. The film shows images mainly of sandwiches and the color blue.   Amanda Machnik is a recent graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. In 2015, she received a Fulbright grant to conduct film research in Warsaw, Poland, where she is currently based. The artist shoots on 16mm film, preferring to work with film cameras and a limited amount of footage as opposed to digital. Amanda’s work heavily relies on the relationship between text and image; she will often record her own voiceovers, which then correlate with the moving images. Most often the artist shoots to capture the nuances and subtleties of everyday life. These images in turn are then transformed when juxtaposed with a voiceover, thus asking viewers to see the work in new and evocative ways.   2. Assaf Gruber for the film "The Right"     A 73-year-old security guard from the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden writes a letter to the director of the Muzeum Sztuki of Łódź, requesting to volunteer as a security guard there. The fourth in a series of short films entitled “The Anonymity of the Night”, The Right is a fictional story framed by historical sentiments. The ostensible reason for the security guard’s wish for a transfer – apart from her personal history as a Polish-German refugee in the 1940s – is the Łódź museum’s collection of avant-garde pieces by the “a.r.” group (“revolutionary artists”, “real avant-garde”) from the 1930s, one of the most renowned leftist Polish avant-garde groups of the interwar period, which she values much more highly than the old masters in the Caravaggisti room in Dresden, where she is currently placed. Assaf Gruber (born 1980 in Jerusalem) is an artist and filmmaker who works and lives in Berlin. He studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris. Gruber won many awards and scholarships including the Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts (2015) and upon graduation in Paris he won the first prize of Les amis des beaux-arts de Paris. He then moved to Belgium to participate in the postgraduate program of the HISK (Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Ghent).  
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  • Katarzyna Pastuszak
    Katarzyna Pastuszak (Ph.D/Poland) is a dancer, perfomer, academic, artistic director of Amareya Theatre (Gdansk, Poland); curator of Butoh Festival in Gdansk and Gdansk Dance Festival (2009-2014), honourable member of the Gdansk Culture Council (2009-2014), academic teacher at the Institute of Culture - Gdansk University. In 2015 received the prestigeous scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture “Młoda Polska” for the realisation of performance project “Kantor_Traces”; also in 2016-2015 she was nominated for prestigeous prize “Splendor Gedanensis”. In 2014 published her Ph.D dissertation entitled “Hijikata Tatsumi’s Ankoku butō – the theatre of the body-in-crisis”. Co-operated with such artists and groups as: Saburo Teshigawara, Waguri Yukio, Murobushi Ko, Kawamoto Yuko, Gekidan Kaitaisha, Peter Schumann – Bread & Puppet Theatre, Odin Teatret, Edivaldo Ernesto, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea and others. Presented her works at festivals in Poland and abroad: Tanzimpulse Festival (Salzburg), Redplexus Festival (Marseille), XV Alternative Theatre Meetings KLAMRA, SUKKOT Dance Festival in Adama Centre / Mitzpa Ramon (Israel), Festival of Asian Culture - MADE IN ASIA, Festival Streetwaves Gdańsk, Poland; International Festival “Sound Around Kaliningrad”, Russia; Redplexus Festival - Preavis de Desordre Urbain in Marseille, France; Shakespear Festival, Gdańsk, Poland; Villkvinneseminar Festival of Women Art, Mosjoen (Norway); TAGTAS Festival, Morishita Studio in Tokyo, Japan; Apart Festival, “Opening Doors III” festival organised by Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. Performance “Nomadic Woman” directed by Katarzyna Pastuszak together with Amareya Theatre & Guests was preformed at 11. International Dance and Theatre Festival in Theatre X Tokyo and also in Greenland National Theatre in Nuuk and Sisimiut Kulturhus. In 2016 "Kantor_Traces: COLLAGE" dir. by Pastuszak was chosen as "The Best OFF-OFF Performance" by Gazeta Świętojańska, in 2017 it won the II Audience Prize at Festiwal Klamra in Toruń. In 2017 "Nomadic Woman" dir. by Pastuszak was presented in Tokyo and Sapporo where 2 Ainu artists joined the presentations, broadening the cultural and political context of the piece - Tsugumi Matsudaira i Utae Ehara.
    Katarzyna Pastuszak is the juror of the first stage of the competition and she will give a lecture on "More than a picture, more than a dance, more than a movie, or 9 variations on dancefilm"
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  • Anna Steller
    Anna Steller is a dancer, performer and choreographer. She first appeared onstage in 1993, in which year she joined the Gdańsk-based Dada von Bzdülöw theatre. In 2003 she joined Patrz Mi Na Usta Theatre. She’s made guest appearances at the Gombrowicz Theatre in Gdynia and Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk. In 2005 she co-founded the Good Girl Killer ensemble, where she’s currently performing with Magda Jędra.
    She has been working on dance productions, performative actions and site-specific performances for many years. Her solo productions include Przemieszczenie (2012) and Solove (2013) created during her residency at the MAAT Festival in Lublin.
    Steller holds the Special Award of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship for extraordinary contribution to art (2012) and the Mayor of Gdańsk Award for Young Artists for the Good Girl Killer piece (2007). She received scholarships from Dance Web for a workshop at Impulstanz Festival in Vienna (2003), the Visegrad Fund (2015) and the Alternative Dance Academy at the Art Station Foundation (2014).
    Since 2011 she’s been showing her performative actions at art galleries, such as the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk or the Gdańsk City Gallery.
    Over the years, Steller has  taken part in a number of international dance and visual arts projects, including Telling the Baltic (ART Line project) and There Might Be Others choreographed by Rebecca Lazier (Art Station Foundation production). She has worked with 7273 Theatre (Geneva), Nigel Charnock in project HAPPY, Rafał Dziemidok and Mariola Brillowska (Hamburg), among others.
    Co-author of the contemporary dance performance created at 12 IN OUT FESTIVAL 2018
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  • Agata Janikowska
    Agata Janikowska is a student at the University of Gdańsk where she writes under the supervision of professor Małgorzata Omilanowska, a diploma thesis about Polish museum buildings created after the political transformation. She gained experience in cultural institutions during volunteering, among others at CSW Łaźnia and working as an exhibition animator in the \Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art and Centrum Designu Gdynia.
    Assistant of the IN OUT FESTIVAL curator.
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  • Maciej Salamon
    Maciej Salamon (b. 1984 r.) is a graphic artist, musician and illustrator living in Sopot. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, where he currently teaches graphic design at the Faculty of Intermedia. Salamon sings and plays the guitar in a necropolo duo Nagrobki, is an author of music videos and animations. He received many awards for his art. He runs the Gablotka Gallery in the former Gdańsk Shipyard. He’s a good lad.
    Co-author of the contemporary dance performance created at 12 IN OUT FESTIVAL 2018.
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  • Krzysztof Leon Dziemaszkiewicz
    Krzysztof Leon Dziemaszkiewicz is a choreographer, dancer and performer. His transgenic and transsexual work is aimed at juxtaposing opposites and questioning the boundaries between what’s animal and what’s human. His theatre reaches for presentiments, instincts and emotions, with honesty as its overriding rule. Nudity, often employed by Dziemaszkiewicz, is meant to manifest joy, naturalness and spontaneity.
    1987–98 – Wojciech Misiuro’s Ekspresji Theatre – Gdańsk-Mikołów-Sopot
    (assistant director, assistant choreographer, dancer)
    1996–2000 – MOVING M3 Theatre – Berlin
    1998–2000 – “Babcia Zosia” Theatre at the Club der polnischen Versager (Club of Polish Failures) in Berlin
    1995 – founding his own theatre, Teatr Patrz Mi Na Usta, in Berlin-Gdańsk
    1992–2012 – cooperation with the “Sfinks” Sopot Foundation for the Integration of Science, Culture and Art (performance, actions, happenings, choreography, dance)
    2004–12 – cooperation with multimedia artist Mariola Brillowska (choreography, participation in performances)
    Since 2003, Dziemiaszkiewicz has been active in performance art and taken part in a number of festivals in Poland and abroad.
    Co-author of the contemporary dance performance created especially for 12 IN OUT FESTIVAL 2018.
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  • Emilia Golnik
    Emilia Golnik is a art historian. A graduate of art history (2015) at the University of Gdańsk, a student at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw. In the years 2016-2017, she was an educator at the National Museum in Gdańsk.
    Coordinator of the IN OUT FESTIVAL project.
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  • Jolanta Woszczenko
    Jolanta Woszczenko is a curator and historian, currently she is writing a PhD at the University of Gdańsk . At the LAZNIA CCA in Gdansk she runs the cycle of meetings with experimental film and video artists and curators from Poland and abroad. She has curated, among others, reviews of Laure Prouvost, Omer Fast, Coco Fusco and Christoph Schlingensif at the LAZNIA CCA, Ujazdowski Castle CCA in Warsaw, Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, Galery Parasite in Hong Kong, NCCA in Kaliningrad. She has curated and co-curated among others exhibitions at the LAZNIA CCA, Ujazdowski CCA, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre in Hong Kong and the Gdańsk Shipyard. She co-founded the independent gallery Na Korytarzu (In the hallway) in the Gdańsk Shipyard. A member of the international association of curators of contemporary art IKT.
    She has been curating and co-organizing the IN OUT Festival since 2012.
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Festival IN OUT
This year we introduced online application system!
12th IN OUT FESTIVAL 2018 dance/image
Experiments / Video / Documentaries / Animations
Since 2005, the In Out Festival has been regularly organized by the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art. This edition will include lectures, film screenings, concerts and an open international competition for the best video works, experiments, documentaries and animations.
This year, the competition will be centred on the subject of dance/image.
The competition comprises two stages: until 9 April 2018, jury of the 1st stage will pick 20 artists, whose works will be qualified to the 2nd stage of the competition and screened at Łaźnia CCA. The artists will be invited to take part in the Festival in Gdańsk.
1st award: PLN 5,000 funded by the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Mieczysław Struk
2nd award: PLN 4,000 funded by the ŁAŹNIA CCA
The jury will also award special mentions. 
The competition is aimed at visual and film artists aged 18 and over.
Film duration: over 1 minute, under 20 minutes
Production year: the work should not be older than 3 years
The deadline for applying online is 25 March 2018. Do not hesitate to take part!
Link to the online registration form:
Rules and regulations:
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