FESTIVALS IN APRIL
In April, the festival life of Polish documentaries will gain momentum. Nineteen films will take part in seventeen international festivals and will be shown at almost thirty screenings.
For Polish documentaries, April began with Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival in, where in the non-competitive section the following films were shown: "Joanna"by Aneta Kopacz and "You're Gonna Be a Legend, Man" by Marcin Koszałka. The first one will be watched also by the German audience twice this month. "Joanna" qualified for the competition sections of the Dortmund/Cologne International Women's Film Festival and the Hamburg Documentary Film Festival.
This month is also a successful one for Aneta Popiel-Machnicka, whose film "Sometimes I Dream I'm Flying" was invited to participate in the competition of the Ashland Independent Film Festival and the Finnish Loikka Dance Film Festival. Also "Our Curse" by Tomasz Śliwiński, "A Visit" by Matej Bobrik and "When I am a Bird" by Monika Pawluczuk can boast two festival screenings this month. The first one will be screened in the competition at the Indielisboa festival in Portugal and Aspen Shorts Fest. "A Visit" and "When I'm A Bird," together with "Abu Haraz" by Maciej Drygas, went to the programme of the Mediawave International Film and Music Festival in Hungary. Apart from this, "A Visit" will compete for awards in Brazil, at the It's All True International Documentary Film Festival, and "When I'm A Bird" will be shown in Indonesia, within the frames of Chop Shots Documentary Film Festival.
One cannot forget that two large documentary festivals - the Canadian Hot Docs and the Swiss Visions du Reel - have selected to their programmes four Polish documentaries each. The following films will be shown at Hot Docs: "Walking Under Water" by Eliza Kubarska, „Fire-followers” by Karolina Breguła, "The Supreme" by Katarzyna Gondek and "Domino Effect ” by Piotr Rosołowski and Elwira Niewiera. The last film has also been appreciated by the selectors of Visions du Reel, who invited it to participate in the competition section. Other Polish documentaries, which will be screened at Visions du Reel are" "Small Instruments" by Edyta Wróblewska, "Maximum Pleasure" by Katarzyna Trzaska and "Where am I?" by Arjun Talwar.
"Strongwoman" by Kacper Czubak and Iwona Kaliszewska will have a chance to compete for the awards in Spain, in the competition at the San Sebastian International Human Rights Film Festival. In Italy, in the programme of Trento Film Festival the film by Bartłomiej Świderski "Sati" will be shown. The Dutch audience will have a chance to watch "Rogalik"by Paweł Ziemilski, invited to participate in the competition at the Go Short International Short Film Festival; whereas in Colombia, at the Cinemigrante festival, the film "Argentinian Lesson" by Wojciech Staroń will be screened.