The journalists of Dziennik Polski have summed up the past year and traditionally granted the titles of TOP (most successful) and WTOPA (least successful) events of the year. We are proud to inform that Krakow becoming a UNESCO City of Literature is seen as the most important and prestigious event of the year. “It was the most important cultural event this year. We should also emphasize that this is only the beginning, an opportunity, not an end,” reads the justification. The five TOP events of the year included two more events co-organized by the Krakow Festival Office: the Divine Comedy Festival and the Off Plus Camera Festival, as well as two events the Office is a partner to — the Unsound Festival and the Wisława Szymborska Literary Award. It is worth noting that the TOP nominations proposed by the Dziennik Polski journalists also included: the International Joseph Conrad Literature Festival, the Sacrum Profanum Festival and the Portishead concert leading up to it, as well as the work of the Krakow Film Commission.
We invite you to read the entire list and the justifications for the various nominations.