FILM EVENTS CALENDAR

MARCH

The EAGLES Polish Film Awards, Warsaw
ORŁY – Polskie Nagrody Filmowe

Now an annual event, the Eagles Polish Film Awards were first awarded in 1999. The winners are selected by votes cast by the more than five hundred members of the Polish Film Academy, which corresponds to the film academies awarding the Césars in France or the Czech Lions or the Spanish Goyas. The Eagles are awarded in over a dozen of the most important film-related categories and there is also an award for the best European film, for the discovery of the year, the public’s award and a lifetime’s achievement award, which is conferred on an outstanding filmmaker.

Independent Film Foundation (Niezależna Fundacja Filmowa)
02-703 Warsaw, ul. Bukowińska 22 lok.3B
tel. +48 22 851 84 40, fax +48 22 851 84 44
pnf@pnf.pl, www.pnf.pl


MAY

NETIA OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema, Krakow
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Kina Niezależnego NETIA OFF CAMERA

The festival has been held annually since 2008 and its aim is provide support to filmmakers who are still at the outset of their careers. Entries in the main competition are first or second films and an international jury selects the winner of the Krakow Film Award of USD 100 000. Over a hundred films from around the world are screened in the festival’s programme of thematic sections and workshops, meetings with filmmakers and discussions are also held.

Organizers:
Society for Independent and Other Arts OFF CAMERA
Stowarzyszenie Sztuki Niezależnej i Nie Tylko OFF CAMERA
31-128 Krakow, ul. Karmelicka 55 lok.7
tel./fax + 48 12 421 52 57
info@offcamera.plwww.offcamera.pl


Film Music Festival, Krakow
Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej

The Film Music Festival, which is held in Krakow, is devoted to music created as integral to cinematic works. What gives the festival its unique form is the fusion of screenings of the films with live performances of their scores. The programme for the event includes retrospectives, gala concerts and concerts devoted to a single composer’s works, all involving the participation of the most outstanding artists and film composers, as well as open-air performances given with immense verve for mass audiences.

Organizer:
Krakow Festival Office
Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe
30-311 Krakow ul. Wygrana 2
tel. +48 12 354 25 00 , fax +48 12 354 25 01 
poczta@biurofestiwalowe.pl,
piaskowski@biurofestiwalowe.plwww.fmf.fm


Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Warsaw

The Docs Against Gravity Film Festival presents a selection of the best, and often award-winning, feature-length documentaries from around the world. The organisers’ collaboration with cinemas throughout Poland means that the festival takes place not only in Warsaw, but also in twenty other cities across the country. It includes the presentation of eleven awards, including the Amnesty International Award, the Canon Cinematography Award for the best cinematographer and the Green Cross Warsaw Award for the best film with an ecological theme. The programme of films is accompanied by discussions with the filmmakers, as well as the Documentary Academy, a series of masterclasses for film professionals and lectures and workshops for teachers and young filmgoers.

Organizer:
Against Gravity
00-515 Warsaw, ul. Żurawia 22 room 212
tel./fax +48 22 828 10 79
biuro@againstgravity.pl, www.docsag.pl 


MAY / JUNE

Krakow Film Festival
Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy

The Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest events in Europe which is devoted to documentary, animated and short feature films. Around two hundred and fifty films from Poland and all over the world are shown in a programme consisting of the competition sections and special screenings such as thematic cycles, retrospectives and archival materials. The films compete for the main awards; the Golden Dragon, the Golden Hobby Horse, the Golden Horn and the Golden Heynal. The festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open-air screenings, meetings with filmmakers and the KFF Market, where industry screenings are held.

The Krakow Film Festival is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), the European Film Academy (EFA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

Organizer:
Krakow Film Foundation
Krakowska Fundacja Filmowa
31-143 Krakow, ul. Basztowa 15 lok.8A
tel./fax +48 12 294 69 45
info@kff.com.pl, www.krakowfilmfestival.pl


JUNE

Youth and Cinema Debut Film Festival, Koszalin
Koszaliński Festiwal Debiutów Filmowych „Młodzi i Film”

Youth and Film is a festival dedicated to the presentation of Polish film debuts. One of the traditions of the event is know as ‘Frankness for Frankness’; it consists of meetings between the young filmmakers, film critics and the public and takes the form of an exchange of views on the subject of the films. The festival is accompanied by special screenings, workshops and concerts. Features, documentaries and animations, including film school études, compete for the main awards, the Great and the Small Jantar.

Organizers:
Polish Filmmakers Association
Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich
00-068 Warsaw, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 7
tel. +48 22 556 54 83, fax +48 22 556 54 69
m.fabjanska@sfp.org.pl, www.sfp.org.pl

Centrum Kultury 105
75-001 Koszalin, ul. Zwycięstwa 105
tel. +48 94 347 57 37, +48 601 764 946
dorota.tarasiewicz@mlodziifilm.plwww.mlodziifilm.pl


Transatlantyk Festival, Łódź

The Transatlantyk Festival is an artistic platform which stands on the twin pillars of film and music. The programme includes screenings grouped around various genres, issues, countries and regions, as well as open-air cinema, culinary cinema, workshops and discussion panels, not to mention concerts and theatrical events. Two competitions for young composers up to the age of thirty-five are held during the festival; the Transatlantyk Film Music Competition and the Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest. The founder and director of the festival is the outstanding, Oscar-winning Polish composer, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.

Organizer: 
Transatlantyk Foundation
Fundacja Transatlantyk
91-415 Łódź, Plac Wolności 5
tel. +48 42 207 12 93
office@transatlantyk.orgwww.transatlantyk.org


JUNE / JULY

Lubuskie Film Summer, Łagów
Lubuskie Lato Filmowe

The annual Lubuskie Film Summer event was first held in 1969. It is international in scope and focuses first and foremost on Central and Eastern European cinema. Features and documentaries compete to win the Golden Grape award. Filmmakers, actors and film critics take part in the event, meeting the public during seminars and discussions on the effects of the socio-political changes which Europe continues to undergo. The festival is accompanied by special screenings and concerts.

Organizer:
Film Culture Club
Klub Kultury Filmowej
65-047 Zielona Góra, ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 21
tel. +48 68 325 59 84, +48 733 266 844
llf@llf.pl, www.llf.pl


JULY

ANIMATOR International Animated Film Festival, Poznań
ANIMATOR Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Animowanych

Held every year since it was first organised in 2008, ANIMATOR presents more than five hundred animated films from around the world. The screenings are grouped into thematic sections such as retrospectives, films by pioneering animators and premieres. An international jury decides on the winner of the main award, the Golden Pegasus and over 10 000 EUR at the time of going to press. Special awards for a feature-length film and for either a musical film or a film score, are also awarded.

Organizer:
Estrada Poznańska
61-767 Poznań, ul. Masztalarska 8
tel./fax +48 61 850 16 55
office@animator-festival.com, www.animator-festival.com


T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Wrocław
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty

T-Mobile New Horizons is a festival of films which go beyond the boundaries of conventional cinema, evoking extreme emotions and marking out new trends. During the event, which is one of the largest of its kind in Poland, hundreds of films are shown in a programme of thematic sections and screenings for the New Horizons International Competition, the Films on Art International Competition, the Polish Short Films Competition and the European Shorts Competition. The winning film in the New Horizons International Competition is selected by the public. The festival is accompanied by various artistic events.

T-Mobile New Horizons is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

Organizer:
New Horizons Association
Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty
00-153 Warsaw, ul. Zamenhofa 1
tel. +48 22 530 66 40, fax +48 22 831 06 63
festiwal@nowehoryzonty.pl, www.nowehoryzonty.pl


AUGUST

Two Riversides Film and Art Festival, Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec nad Wisłą
Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi

Two Riversides is an interdisciplinary cultural event which focuses on young, original, artistic, independent, socially engaged European cinema. The programme also offers theatrical productions, exhibitions and concerts. The event encompasses Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec nad Wisłą and Puławy and their environs, with one of its key elements being the presentation of works by local artists.

Organizer:
Two Riversides Association
Stowarzyszenie Dwa Brzegi
24-120 Kazimierz Dolny, ul. Lubelska 12
03-938 Warsaw, ul. Zwycięzców 48
tel. +48 604 123 123, fax +48 22 203 51 92
biuro@dwabrzegi.pl, www.dwabrzegi.pl 


SEPTEMBER

Polish Film Festival, Gdynia
Festiwal Polskich Filmowów Fabularnych 

The Polish Film Festival has been held annually since 1974 and is the most important film event in Poland. The latest Polish features are screened and compete for the Grand Prix, the Golden Lions. The programme also includes screenings under a number of thematic groupings, showcasing young filmmakers and independent works, amongst others. The festival is accompanied by artistic and sector-related events in the form of conferences and debates on the state of Polish cinema and its future.

Organizer:
Pomeranian Film Foundation in Gdynia
Pomorska Fundacja Filmowa w Gdyni
81-553 Gdynia, ul. Wrocławska 93
tel. +48 58 621 15 09, fax +48 58 621 15 78
biuro@festiwalgdynia.pl, www.fpff.pl


OCTOBER

Warsaw Film Festival
Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy

First held in 1985, the annual Warsaw Film Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in Poland. It presents the latest and most interesting features and documentaries from around the world, grouped into non-competitive and competitive sections. There is an international competition, with a prize of almost EUR 24 000 at the time of going to press, the 1 - 2 competition for first and second films and competitions for innovative films, documentaries and shorts. The festival is accompanied by the CentEast Market, a meeting point for professionals interested in Eastern European films.

The event is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) and is the only Polish A-list film festival.

Organizer:
Warsaw Film Foundation
Warszawska Fundacja Filmowa
00-950 Warsaw 1, P.O. Box 816
tel./fax +48 22 621 46 47
kontakty@wff.pl, centeast@gmail.com, www.wff.pl

 

REGIOFUN International Festival of Film Producers, Katowice
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Producentów Filmowych REGIOFUN

REGIOFUN is an event devoted to films which were made thanks to the support of regional film funds and the assistance provided by cities and towns. The most interesting features and documentaries from around the world are screened and the awards go to the producers. The festival is also a meeting place for producers, directors, experts and representatives of regional films funds from all over the world and a forum where they can discuss modern methods of financing cinema. 

Organizer:
Silesia Film
40-008 Katowice, ul. Górnicza 5
tel. +48 32 258 05 08, fax +48 32 351 12 23
biuro@regiofun.pl, www.regiofun.pl

American Film Festival, Wrocław

The American Film Festival presents contemporary American cinema and includes not only the latest works by internationally established directors, but also those by debuting filmmakers. In addition, it encompasses a number of classic titles, presented through retrospectives devoted to directors and actors, as well as grouped around genres. The event is accompanied by seminars, lectures and discussions, with American film critics, journalists, sociologists and artists being invited to take part. The US In Progress element of the programme is designed for film industry representatives. Held ‘behind closed doors’ for registered guests only, it consists of screenings of full-length American films at the rough-cut stage.

Organizer:
New Horizons Association
Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty
00-153 Warsaw, ul. Zamenhofa 1
tel. +48 22 530 66 40, fax +48 22 831 06 63
aff@snh.org.pl, www.americanfilmfestival.pl


NOVEMBER

Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival, Krakow
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy Etiuda & Anima

Etiuda&Anima is Poland’s oldest event bringing together the achievements of film school students from all over the world and the works of animated filmmakers, be they professionals, students or independent artists. The festival confers the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur awards in the feature and documentary ‘Etiuda’ études competition and the Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocky awards in the ‘Anima’ animated film competition. Awards are also given for the best film school of the festival, the best animated student étude and the best educator who is at, one and the same time, a successful, practicing artist. The award-winning films are shown in Poland and abroad in a special, touring edition of the event.

Organizer:
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival
30-060 Krakow, ul. Oleandry 1
tel. +48 12 633 35 38, fax +48 12 633 76 48
biuro@etiudaandanima.com, www.etiudaandanima.com

 

Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Bydgoszcz
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Sztuki Autorów Zdjęć Filmowych Camerimage

Camerimage is the largest and best-known festival devoted to cinematographers in the world. Golden Frog awards are conferred in the main competition, as well as in the feature-length and short documentary competitions and the Golden Tadpole is given for the best student étude. In addition, there are awards for the best Polish film, the best directorial and cinematographic debuts, the best music video and the best 3D film. The event also features the Camerimage Market, where film equipment and technologies are presented, and the Camerimage Forum, a series of meetings devoted to the legal aspects of film production. The festival is accompanied by seminars, workshops and special screenings.

Organizer:
Tumult Foundation
Fundacja Tumult
87-100 Toruń, ul. Rynek Nowomiejski 28
tel. +48 56 621 00 19, fax +48 56 652 21 97
camerimage@camerimage.pl, www.camerimage.pl


DECEMBER

Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival, Poznań
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Młodego Widza Ale Kino!

Ale Kino! (Now That’s Cinema!) presents children’s and young people’s films from all over the world. The Golden Goats awards are conferred for the best full-length feature and short for children and for the same categories of films for young people. In addition, a young people’s jury and a children’s jury present awards in the corresponding category. The festival is also a meeting place for filmmakers and producers, children’s festival organisers, educators and people interested in film for children and young people.

Organizer:
Children’s Art Centre
Centrum Sztuki Dziecka
61-809 Poznań, ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
tel. +48 61 646 44 81, fax +48 61 646 44 72
festiwal@alekino.com, www.alekino.com