Acclaimed animator Piotr Kamler will receive the Dragon of Dragons Award at the 51st Krakow Film Festival (May 23-29).

The Dragon of Dragons Award has been presented by the organisers of Krakow Film Festival, a film event devoted to documentary, animated and short fiction films, as a lifetime achievement award to outstanding documentary and animation filmmakers since 1998. Previous winners include Kazimierz Karabasz, Allan King, Albert Maysles, Werner Herzog, Stephen and Timothy Quay, Raoul Servais, Jerzy Kucia and Jonas Mekas.

Piotr Kamler is regarded as a master of worldwide animation and his first and only feature film, Chronopolis, has been called the most amazing sci-fi film in the history of cinema.

While the filmmakers dozen films are all produced in France, he considers himself a Polish filmmaker and has won numerous awards in Krakow prior to the Dragons of Dragon Award.

The Dragon of Dragons Awards ceremony will be held on May 24 in Kijow.Centrum cinema. Throughout the Festival, a retrospective of films and an exhibition of Kamler’s work will be displayed and meetings with the audience are planned.