Polish opera director awarded Women in Cinema Award at Venice festival

WiCA was awarded to Węgorzewska for her artistic activity, the production of opera films, and for her commitment to supporting the talent of young artists in a difficult situation. Rafał Guz/PAP

Director of the Warsaw Chamber Opera (WOK), Alicja Węgorzewska, on Tuesday received the Women in Cinema Award (WiCA) at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

According to Małgorzata Ciszkowska-Nadolny from WOK, WiCA was awarded to Węgorzewska for her artistic activity, the production of opera films, and for her commitment to supporting the talent of young artists in a difficult situation.

The Women in Cinema Award is given primarily to women who strengthen the image of women in the artistic environment and in society.