The top award in the festival is the Golden Lions given to both the film producer and director of the best film entered in the festival. The Golden Lions Award also comes with a cash prize of 100,000 PLN with an option for the director to hike up financial support to his next project under the rules specified in the operational program of the Polish Film Institute.
Other prizes include Silver Lions while Special Jury Award prizes are also given to noteworthy entries. The Silver Lions award is also given to the director of the second best film, with a cash prize of 50,000 PLN. It also comes with an option for the winning director to increase financing for his next film according to specified rules of the Polish Film Institute.
There are individual prizes for winners in various categories like best screenplay, direction, directing debut, leading performance of an actor, leading performance of an actress, art direction, music, cinematography, supporting performance of an actor, supporting performance of an actress. Other individual prizes are for editing, sound, and costume design.