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Student Academy Award ® (Oscar) for Klara Kochańska

KZP Law Firm is happy to congratulate Klara Kochańska, the Managing Partner – Piotr Kochański’s daughter, on her Oscar award which has made a recent September night unforgettable.

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the young director received the Student Academy Award® (Oscar) from the American Film Academy, for her graduation film “Tenants” (produced by Lodz Film School). It is also a historic success because Klara is the first Pole to receive that prestigious award.

The plot presented by Klara Kochańska is an intimate story about a young woman finding herself at a turning point, where consumerism and human morality will play the key roles.

This year, more than 1700 movies from all around the world were in the competition for student Oscars. “Tenants” was one of three productions which won the Student Academy Award in the Foreign Film Narrative category, together with “Invention of Trust” by Alex Schaad from Germany and “Where the Woods End” by Felix Ahrens.

In 2016, “Tenants” was also presented at the 51st International Film Festival, as well as at film festivals in Cracow, Poland and Durban, South Africa. At the 31st Warsaw Film Festival, Klara’s movie won the Grand Prix for Best Short Film, and at the 13th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival an award for Foreign Language Film. “Tenants” was also awarded with the Grand Jury Prize at the 10th First International Film Festival in China.

The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 51 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared nine awards. They include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.