The situation in the world still does not allow us to fully participate in festival life. Luckily, we can also enjoy film screenings online. April is another month when Polish documentaries can mostly be watched online at international festivals. And there will be quite a lot of those, as the popularity of our films certainly isn't waning.

At the beginning of the month one had the opportunity to see “The Tough” by Marcin Polar and “The Wind. A Documentary Thriller” by Michał Bielawski. The films were screened during the 6th edition of the Ulju Mountain Film Festival. The first one also made its way into the competitive segment at the Wasatch Mountain Film Festival in the United States. 

April is going to be another month when international audiences and festival jurors will be given the opportunity to appreciate Katarzyna Warzecha's animated documentary. “We Have One Heart” will visit the Aspen ShortFest, Seattle International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival in the US as well as the Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen and the Movies that Matter Festival in the Netherlands.

The Cleveland International Film Festival also invited “Family2” by Yifan Sun into its competition. In turn, Dominika Łapka's “Dad you've never had” will be competing for awards at the International Documentary Film Festival It's All True in Brazil.  The film “Fat Kathy” by Julia Pełka also has a chance to win anogher statuette this month. The documentary will be jurors of the goEast Film Festival in Germany. 

The turn of April and May will see another edition of one of the major festivals dedicated to documentary cinema. The program of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival also includes Polish documentaries and co-productions. You can read more about it here.

A full list of festival screenings can be found here.