POLISH DOCS PRO DELEGATION AT IDFA 2021
This year's edition of IDFA Industry, a series of events for film industry insiders that accompany IDFA – the biggest and the most important documentary film festivals in the world – will have a hybrid formula. Amsterdam will be visited by a Polish delegation of producers who will present themselves to international film industry representatives during events prepared as part of the Polish Docs Pro project and Docs for Sale Market.
IDFA Industry is a set of events dedicated to financing (IDFA Forum), sales and distribution (Docs for Sale Market), and also a lot of presentations and networking events aimed at searching international partners.
At this year’s IDFA Industry, which will be held online, Polish filmmakers will attend the industry events within a frame of Polish Docs Pro delegation, organized by the Krakow Film Foundation. One of the key event of Polish presence at IDFA will be the Polish Docs Pro Showcase – presenting the most interesting Polish creative documentary projects in progress.
On Monday, Novembet 22nd at 16.00 following projects will be presented:
„5 Pills Away”, dir. Karolina Domagalska, prod. Katarzyna Ślesicka, Anna Stylińska (My Way Studio)
„Base 13”, dir. Paweł Hejbudzki, prod. Wojciech Karubin (Movie Mates)
„Leon”, dir. Wojciech Gostomczyk, prod. Anna Stylińska, Wojciech Gostomczyk (Metrage Studio)
„Pianoforte”, dir. Jakub Piątek, prod. Maciej Kubicki (Telemark)
(more about projects and the Polish delegation here)
Polish producers will get the opportunity to promote, participate in networking meetings, and search for international partners as part of the open IDFA Industry program.
In Docs For Sale Market videolibrary the industry guests will have chance to watch ten interesting Polish documentary films as a part of the Polish Docs programme, including the films from the IDFA official selection:
„The Balcony Movie”, dir. Paweł Łoziński (IDFA MASTERS)
„Judges Under Pressure”, dir. Kacper Lisowski (IDFA FRONTLIGHT)
„1970”, dir. Tomasz Wolski (IDFA BEST OF FESTS)
„No Hero At All”, dir. Michał Kawecki
„@miriamfrompoland”, dir. Piotr Szczepański
„Walk With Angels”, dir. Tomasz Wysokiński
„The Way”, dir. Wojtek Kozakiewicz
„Backstage”, dir. Ada Smyk
„Light Years”, dir. Monika Proba
„Balcony Concert”, dir. Diana Kadłubowska, Krzysztof Kadłubowski
„The Soil”, dir. Zuanna Solakiewicz
„Only The Wind”, dir. Zofia Kowalewska
„Silence Heard Loud”, dir. Anna Konik
Moreover „The Choice”, a Polish-Canadian production by Joanna Popińska, will be premiered during the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction and presented at DocLab: Liminal Reality section.
The great presence of the Polish films and projects at IDFA will be celebrate at Guest Meet Guest networking event hosted by Polish Docs and HBO Europe, held on Sunday, November 21st at 18.00. The event, open for all accredited guests, will promote Polish filmmakers and films produced in Poland as well as HBO.
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.