August will also see Polish documentaries at a number of international festivals. Be sure to check out which titles are up for awards this month.

The 11th Atlantida Film Festival began in Mallorca at the end of August. The event programme included a screening of Tomasz Wolski's “An Ordinary Country”. This won't be the only time this film is shown in the near future. At the end of the month, the documentary will be shown in Portugal at the IndieLisboa festival, which has been postponed several times due to the pandemic. 

The American Cordillera International Film Festival also launched at the turn of the summer months. There, “Family2 by Yifan Sun is competing for awards. A few days later, the MoliseCinema Film Festival is slated to begin in Italy. Its programme features We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha. This animated documentary will also be shown at the end of August at the German FILMKUNSTFEST MV. 

The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival will begin on 4 August. The program of this extremely prestigious event includes as many as three Polish documentaries – “Walk with Angels” by Tomasz Wysokiński, “Bucolic” by Karol Pałka, and “The Balcony Movie” by Paweł Łoziński. You can read more here.

Ground Art Fest Armenia will be held a few days after the start of the Locarno festival. One of the films in the programme will be “Dust” by Jakub Radej.

As it turns out, the competition screening at the Swiss festival is not the only important event for Tomasz Wysokiński's film. “Walk with Angels” will also be presented at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland. We also reported on this earlier (here). At the same time, audiences will get to see Julia Pełka's “Fat Kathy”. The film will be up for awards at the Alamein International Film Festival.

The MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival will take place in the second half of August. As per usual, Polish films won't miss Macedonia. “Masks and Men” by Paweł Łoziński, “A Little Bit of Paradise” by Andrzej Cichocki, and “Altered States of Consciousness” by Piotr Stasik will all be competing for jury and audience recognition. 

The 20th edition of the Silhouette Film Festival will launch at the end of the month. The programme includes Weronika Jurkiewicz's short documentary “The Vibrant Village”.

The current list of festival screenings can be found here.