THE POLISH REPRESENTATION IN SHEFFIELD
On the 6th of June started the Sheffield Doc / Fest festival in Great Britain. There are three Polish productions in the festival's programme. The Polish film projects will be also presented in the Marketplace, and one of them will participate in the pitching. The Polish participation in the industry events is supported by the Polish Docs Pro programme.
The documentary film "The Symphony of the Ursus Factory" by Jaśmina Wójcik is invited to the section Doc / Rhythm. In the same section, the Polish-British co-production "Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore "(directed by Imogen Putler, Monika Baran) will be shown. However, in the section Doc/Love, the audience will watch "The Vibrant Village," a short documentary film by Weronika Jurkiewicz.
The Polish productions will also appear at the industry events. The project "Shadowboxing" , directed by Michał Hewlak, produced by Marcin Wierzchosławski (Metro Films) will participate in the EBU Pitching.
In turn, within the frames of the Marketplace, co-producers, broadcasters, sales agents and other potential partners will have the opportunity to get acquainted with three Polish projects: "Faces of Agata," directed by Małgorzata Kozera (produced by Joanna Plesnar, Maria Krauss / Plesnar & Krauss Films), "Zabbaleen" by Jaśmina Wójcik (produced by Maria Gołoś, Monika Matuszewska / Rozbrat Films) and "My Big Biba" by Judyta Fibiger (produced by Robert Rhodin / White Sharks Studios). The authors of the last project will participate in the event thanks to the Doc Lab Poland award – the Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation Special Mention, granted by the Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation for the presentation at the Docs to Start pitching held last week during the KFF Industry at the 59th Krakow Film Festival.
On Monday, the 10th of June, at 7 p.m. the networking meeting Polish Docs Pro Drinks (Showroom Bar) will be held.
The participation of the Polish representation is supported and promoted by the programme Polish Docs Pro.
The Polish Docs PRO is an initiative created in co-operation of the Krakow Film Foundation, TVP - Polish Public Television and the programme Doc Lab Poland, the aim of which is to continue and to develop the activities initiated by the Krakow Film Foundation within the frames of the project Polish Docs. The Polish Docs PRO focuses primarily on a wide promotion of Polish documentary film industry at international events addressed to film professionals. It supports film-makers and producers in developing their projects by facilitating access to the markets abroad, co-coordinating the trips of delegations to the pitching forums and co-production markets, organising the presentations of projects, productions models and co-production opportunities with Poland, organising networking meetings, participating in lectures, panel discussions, workshops and training sessions. The aim of the Polish Docs PRO is to establish the brand of Polish documentary film in the international film environment and to develop international co-operation. The project is substantially and financially supported by the Polish Film Institute and TVP - Polish Public Television.