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Prof. Barbara Giza in Jury of Critics’ Awards for Arab Films at Cannes Film Festival

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Prof. Barbara Giza in Jury of Critics’ Awards for Arab Films at Cannes Film Festival

Professor Barbara Giza, lecturer, researcher, and Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication, at SWPS University, for the second consecutive time has been appointed to the jury of the Critics’ Awards for Arab films competition, which has been a part of the Cannes Film Festival since 2017. The Cannes Festival is one of the most important film events in the world that has launched carriers of many directors and actors, and shed light on important social, political and cultural issues through the films promoted at the festival.

Critics’ Awards for Arab Films

The Critics’ Awards for Arab films is an initiative of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC). It was launched in 2017 during the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The competition brings together the finest film critics from all over the world to select the best Arab films every year in the following categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Documentary.

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Cannes Film Festival

Festival de Cannes, established 74 years ago, is the most publicized and impactful film festival in the world. Its mission is to draw attention to and raise awareness of films, contribute to the development of cinema, support the film industry around the world, and celebrate cinema at an international level. This year, the Festival will take place from 6 to 17 July, 2021.

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The Critics’ Awards for Arab films is an initiative of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC). It was launched in 2017 during the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The competition brings together the finest film critics from all over the world to select the best Arab films every year in several categories.

 

258 Barbara Giza

Professor Barbara Giza – is the Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at SWPS University. Her area of expertise comprises history and theory of film as well as journalism and mass media. Her research focuses on the role of film in the contemporary audiovisual culture and aspects of screen adaptations of literature, such as copyright and screenwriting. Her other research interests include the history of Polish film, film theory, history and theory of screenwriting, film criticism, film journalism, socio-political aspects of film, autobiographical elements in film, and Polish writers and filmmakers in the era of Communism. Professor Giza is also a researcher at the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute in Warsaw, specializing in film and film culture. She is a co-researcher in a social research project “Poles about Polish films”, financed by the Polish Film Institute (PISF). She is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI, a board member of the Polish Society for Film and Media Studies, and a member of the editorial board of Pleograf, a quarterly magazine published by the Polish Film Academy. More information »

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