The 9th international film competition
“The Golden City Gate 2010” took place during ITB Berlin tourism fair
this year. It is a very prestigious ceremony, where best of the best
from the tourism sector are awarded every year. This special event
offers cities, communities, economic regions, hotels, airports, shipping
companies and the travel industry an effective tool of communication
work to present their effects to the international public.
This year the Diamond Award went to Warsaw, which won the first prize
for a film directed by Agnieszka Holland and Magdalena Łazarkiewicz. The
film promotes Warsaw as a candidate for the European Capital of Culture
The awarded film, which premiere took place in Warsaw on 30th of
September is illustrated with the music of Frederic Chopin played by a
young pianist Stanisław Drzewiecki. Other well known personages
connected with polish culture and the city of Warsaw also performed in
the film, among them: Zbigniew Hołdys (musician), Krystyna Janda
(actress), Maria Peszek (singer), Danuta Szaflarska (actress) and
Andrzej Wajda (director).
Deputy Director of Warsaw Tourist Office -Anna Witkowska received the
award on behalf of the City of Warsaw.