The Łódź Stars Avenue

 

It is hard to believe that the Łódź Stars Avenue has turned 20 already! The first star was embedded on 28 May 1998 and dedicated to an actor Andrzej Seweryn. Currently, 71 stars are shown along the Avenue.

The Avenue was initiated by Jan Machulski, a director and educator associated with Łódź. It was supposed to be modelled on Los Angeles’ Walk of Fame commemorating show-business celebrities.

The Avenue counts among tourist attractions offered by Piotrkowska Street - it stretches between 6-go Sierpnia St and Traugutta St and Artur Rubinstein Passage. The odd-numbered (western) side of the street hosts stars of Polish film actors while the even-numbered (eastern) side - stars of other film contributors: directors, cinematographers, scenic designers or composers. Special consideration is given to artists associated with Łódź.

The author of the star design is a graphic artist Andrzej Pągowski. A decision on embedding each subsequent star is made by a jury comprising Łódź artists and people associated with culture.

The Members of the Łódź Stars Avenue Jury:

•    Krzysztof Piątkowski – the Mayor of the City of Łódź representative;
•    Dagmara Śmigielska – the Cultural Division of the City of Lodz Office representative;
•    Rafał Syska – the National Centre for Film Culture representative;
•    Marzena Bomanowska – the Film Museum in Łódź representative;
•    Monika Głowacka – Łódź Film Commission representative;
•    Janusz Tylman – the Lodz Film School representative;
•    Piotr Sitarski – film experts’ representative;
•    Elżbieta Czarnecka – representative of the Stars Avenue originators;
•    Sławomir Fijałkowski – representative of organizers of film culture in Łódź.

The Jury President is the Mayor of the City of Łódź representative - Krzysztof Piątkowski and the Vice-President - the NCFC Director Rafał Syska.
Administrative support for the Jury is provided by the National Centre for Film Culture.

 


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