This year’s industry events accompanying to one of the most important documentary film festivals in Europe - Ji.hlava International Documentary FF in Czech Republic and DOK Leizpig in Germany - will be held online. Polish filmmakers will attend the industry events within a frame of Polish Docs Pro delegations.

During both festivals Polish Docs Pro Showcase presenting the most interesting Polish creative documentary projects in progress will take place.

The following projects will be presented at DOK Industry in Leipzig:

@miriamfrompoland, dir. Piotr Szczepański, prod. Anagram Film

Debut, dir. Aleksandra Maciejczyk, prod. Lava Films

A Few Good Days, dir. Tadeusz Chudy, Bartosz Łuniewski, prod. Story Vehicule

The Big Chief, dir. Tomasz Wolski, prod. Kijora Film

Nina Gets Married, dir. Andrzej Szypulski, prod. Pinot Films

After the live streaming on Wednesday, October 28th at 17.00, the session will be followed by the round table with the decision makers. Please find the details at www here.


The following projects will be presented at Ji.hlava Industry:

Siskin, dir. Zofia Kowalewska, prod. Silver Frame

Being Benovsky, dir. Katarzyna Trzaska, Marek Kucharski, prod. Vision House

My Place Ozerna, dir. Karina Będkowska, prod. Braidmade Films

House of Sand, dir. Paweł Wyszomirski, prod. Pinot Films

The Chums, dir. Emilia Śniegoska, prod. Vision House

After the live streaming on Friday, October 30th at 17.00, the session will be available to watch till November 15th on the festival’s website. Please find the details at www here.

At both events the teams of the projects will also attend a set of the individual meetings in order to find partners, sales agents and international festival premieres.

The presentations consist of project pitches developed at DOC LAB POLAND—the biggest documentary programme in Poland, and which were previously presented at Docs to Start and Docs to Go! pitching sessions at KFF Industry.

In Leipzig two Polish projects were invited to DOK Co-Pro Market: „Gypsy Gadji” by Dasa Raimanowa and „I Want it All” by Katarzyna Wiśniewska (more about is here). Moreover, at DOK Preview The Pawnshop” by Łukasz Kowalski will be presented and in DOK Market videolibrary the industry guests will have chance to watch ten interesting Polish documentary films as a part of the Polish Docs programme.

In the official festival's  program Katarzyna Warzecha’s animated documentary „We Have One Heart” will be screened and at the DOK Neuland section - VR project „Locus Solus” by Krzysztof Garbaczewski (more about is here)


There will be also more Polish accents during Ji.hlava Industry. Agnieszka Skalska from Koi Studio was selected to participate in Emerging Producers 2021 programme. During the  Festival Identity the Krakow Film Festival will be presetned and, in East Silver Market videolibarary - the selection of Polish documentary films will be available to watch - four of them are nominated to the Silver Eye Award which is given to the best docs at the market (more about it here).

In the Jihlava IDFF programme the audience will watch five Polish productions and co-productions: „Once Upon a Time in Poland" by Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda in Opus Bonum Competition, "Between Us" by Dorota Proba and „Refugees Are Welcome Here” by Tomáš Raf in Between the Seas Competition, "Last Knights of Right Side" by Michał Edelman in Between the Seas Student Competition and „The Wall of Shadows” by Eliza Kubarska in the Constellations section (more about it here).

Polish Docs PRO is an initiative launched by the Krakow Film Foundation, the aim of which is to continue and to develop the activities initiated within the frames of the project Polish Docs in 2006. The project 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, production models and co-production opportunities with Poland, organising networking meetings, participation 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 substantively coordinated by the Krakow Film Foundation in co-operation with Doc Lab Poland and is implemented with the financial support of the Polish Film Institute, and the Krakow Festival Office.