POLISH DOCUMENTARY FILMS AT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN NOVEMBER
There is an abundance of European film festivals in November. At most of them, there will be no lack of Polish documentary films. You can watch Polish productions, among others, at the Belarusian "Listopad," the German Cottbus FF, the Lithuanian SCANORAMA and at the festival IDFA in the Netherlands. Let's find out where else you can watch Polish productions this month.
The first important film event, at which Polish productions are present this month, is the Belarusian Minsk International Film Festival "Listopad." The festival starts as soon as on the 1st of November, and the viewers will have the opportunity to watch a large representation of Polish documentary films throughout the week. In the programme, there are: "Connected" by Aleksandra Maciejczyk, "Dam" by Natalia Koniarz, "In Touch" by Paweł Ziemilski , "The Case of Johanna Langefeld" by Geburg Rohde and Władysław Jurkow, "Strip And War" by Andrei Kutsił and "And We'll Be Happy Again" by Krzysztof Wołżański.
At the beginning of the month starts also the German Cottbus Film Festival. The following films are invited to the programme: "In Touch" by Paweł Ziemilski, "Of Animals And Men" by Łukasz Czajka and "Horse Riders" by Anna Gawlita. In turn, at another German festival, namely, the interfilm - the 35th International Short Film Festival, there will be no lack of "In A Lion" by Karol Lindholm.
On the 6th of November begin four festivals at which Polish films will be presented. "Zhalanash - Empty Shore" by Marcin Sauter will compete for the awards at the Romanian UrbanEye Film Festival, "Unconditional Love" by Rafał Łysak will be shown in the Netherlands at the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, and "Of Animals And Men" by Łukasz Czajka will go to Great Britain to the UK Jewish Film. Two Polish films are invited to the DOC NYC. You can read more about this event, at which the films "The Wind. A Documentary Thriller" by Michał Bielawski and "The Symphony of the Ursus Factory" by Jaśmina Wójcik will have their screenings here.
A day later begin the Loft Film Fest, at which "The Tough" by Marcin Polar will be shown in the competition and the Cork Film Festival, where "Horse Riders" by Anna Gawlita has a chance to win the awards. In Lithuania, the European Film Forum SCANORAMA 2019 will be held for the 17th time. "In A Lion" by Karol Lindholm and "Dam" by Natalia Koniarz will have a chance to win the statuettes.
The following days will bring two German festivals. At the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, the viewers will have the opportunity to watch "The Tough" by Marcin Polar, and at the Kurzfilmfestival Köln, "Shooting Stars" by Magda Jaroszewicz. The former film will also be shown at the Danish Nordic Adventure Film Festival. At the same time, the following festivals will also be held: the Ljubljana International Film Festival, where the viewers will watch the debut film by Anna Gawlita, the PÖFF Shorts with the competition screening of "Dancing For You" by Katarzyna Lesisz, the Kendal Mountain Festival with the screening of "Connected" by Aleksandra Maciejczyk and the Spanish La Cabina Valencia International Medium-Length Film Festival, at which "Unconditional Love" by Rafał Łysak will compete for the awards.
At the end of the month starts one of the most important documentary film festivals, the IDFA. As it was the case in the previous years, there is no lack of Polish productions in the programme of the Dutch festival. In the non-competing sections, the viewers will have the opportunity to watch "The Tough" by Marcin Polar and "A Day in the People's Republic of Poland" by Maciej Drygas. In turn, in the competition sections, as many as three Polish documentary films will have their premiere screenings: "Lessons of Love" by Małgorzata Goliszewska and Katarzyna Matej, "Sonny" by Paweł Chorzępa and "The Whale from Lorino"by Maciej Cuske. You can read more about Polish films at the IDFA here.
The full list of the festival screenings can be found here.