Charcoal Burners

Smolarze, 2010, 15 min.

Charcoal Burners (2010)

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Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival, Canada
Best Documentary

Montefalco Con i minuti contati International Short Film Festival, Italy
Best Documentary

Lessinia Film Festival, Italy
Prize from the Regione Veneto

Inigo Film Festival, Madrid
First Prize

Guanajuato INternational Film Festival
Award for Best International Documentary

Lume International Film Festival
Honorable Mention

Wimbledon Shorts
Best Documentary Film

Berlin Emergeandsee Media Arts Festival
Honorary Mention

Paris Semaine du Cinema de Sciences Po
Golden Fox

DC Independent Film Festival
Grand Jury Award

New Mexico Taos Short Film Fest
Best Documentary

Poitiers International Film Festival Filmerle le Travail
Grand Prix

Regard Saguenay International Short Film Festival
Best Documentary

Beginning International Film Festival in St, Petersburg
Best Documentary

Dijon Festival Fenetres Sur Courts
Grand Prix

Parnu International Documentarily Film Festival
Best Short Film


Director Piotr Zlotorowicz
Screenplay Piotr Zlotorowicz
Cinematography Malte Rosenfeld
Producer Joanna Malicka

Every summer, Marek and Janina work as charcoal burners in the Bieszczady Mountains. Far from civilization, in the heart of the mountains, they live according to the rhythm set by the nature. The documentary joins the man and the woman from dawn till dusk, observing the slow passage of time.