Summer holidays are long behind us, but it is getting really hot on the festival map. In October, Zagreb Dox, Nature Film Festival, CinEast, DocsMX, Pärnu Film Festival or ETNOFILM Čadca. The programs of these festivals will include Polish documentaries. Check where exactly you will be able to see them in October.

On October 1st, the four-day CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival will take place. You will be able to see "Fat Kathy" by Julia Pełka at the Italian event. A week later, the documentary will be presented at the 13th CinEast - Central and Eastern European Film Festival. It will not be the only Polish production shown at this Luxembourg festival. The animated documentary "We Have One Heart" by Katarzyna Warzecha will also compete for the attention of the JUry. The viewers of the DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City will also see this short story. The "The Antarctic Syndrome" by Piotr Jaworski will also compete for statuettes in Mexico City.

This month, in the Croatian capital, we will be able to see “The Wind. A Documentary Thriller” by Michał Bielawski. After Zagreb Dox, the production  about the halny wind will go to Austria for the Nature Film Festival. There you will also be able to see "Fat Kathy" by Julia Pełka. The documentary about the Warsaw water pump will also be seen by viewers of the American Annual Imagine Science Film Festival.

This month's "The Vibrant Village” by Weronika Jurkiewicz is on a winning streak. The film will first travel to Portugal at the Porto Femme International Film Festival, then it will be at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market and at the Pärnu Film Festival, where five Polish documentaries are featured. In addition to Jurkiewicz, viewers will see "Weirdy" by Paweł Dyllus, "The Tough" by Marcin Polar, "Fuck it's Biology" by Veronika Andersson and "Julia At The Seaside" by Mariusz Rusiński.

October will also be quite successful for the creators of the "The Antarctic Syndrome". After the Mexican festival, Piotr Jaworski's documentary will be shown in Russia during the Festival "The World Of Knowledge" and at the Slovak ETNOFILM Čadca. At our southern neighbors, competitions will also feature "Shadows Of The Empire" by Karol Starnowski, "Horse Riders" by Anna Gawlita, "In Touch" by Paweł Ziemilski and "Yellow Flowers" by Kasia Bastockai.

ETNOFILM is not the only Slovak festival scheduled for this month. During the 28th edition of the International Festival of Mountain Films Poprad, Marcin Polar's "The Tough" has a chance for awards. At the same time, the Italian IsReal Festival will take place, where Maciej Cuske's "The Whale From Lorino" will compete for the recognition of viewers and jurors.

This month will be the Warsaw Film Festival. There are two Polish productions in the international documentary competition - "Agony" by Tomasz Knittel and "For the Gold" by Ksawery Szczepanik. You can read more about it here.

In the second half of October, we will also see “The Wind. A Documentary Thriller" by Michał Bielawski, who was invited to the American Victoria TX Indie Film Fest, and "Sisters" by Michał Hytros, accepted at the Bolton International Film Festival.

The full list of festival screenings can be found here.