Karolina Bielawska and Marianna Klapczynska invited
Premio Zonta Club Award – Locarno Film Festival
Best International Film Award – Docaviv Intl Doc FF Tel Aviv
New Talent Award to Best Film of Debuting Directors – DocsBarcelona Intl Doc FF
Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award - Full Frame FF, Durham, North Carolina
Chicago Film Critics Award – Polish FF in America 2015, Chicago
Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award – Polish FF, Los Angeles
Main Prize of DOCU/RIGHT Competition – Docudays UA, Kiev
Golden Horn for “Best Film”, “Audience Award”, “Award for Remarkable Social Awareness”, Award for “Best Documentary Film Producer” – Krakow Film Festival
Grand Prix Golden Centaur – Message to Man Intl FF, Petersburg
Press Jury Award – Message to Man Intl FF, Petersburg
Best Documentary – Queer Lisboa FF
Polish Film Association Award – Man in Danger FF, Łódź
Audience Award – Watch Docs Intl FF, Warsaw
New Eye for Best Director - Przezrocza FF, Bydgoszcz
Golden Fish for Best Film – Insko Summer FF
Best Feature Documentary Award – Prowincjonalia FF
Audience Award – Gdansk Doc FF
Marianna is an attractive 40-year-old woman who has just sued her parents in order to obtain a gender reassignment surgery. Confronted with the idea of losing what she holds dearest to her – her family – she must face the chilling reminder of the sacrifices one takes to be themselves. Call Me Marianna is the urgent plea of Marianna to her parents and her children to accept her for herself.
born in 1978 in Zakopane, Poland, graduated in film directing from the Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Film Department of Silesian University in Poland and from the Development Lab Feature Program at the Wajda School in Warsaw.
Her short films and documentaries have been shown and awarded at Krakow Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival and many more all over the world. Call Me Marianna is her feature length debut.