The festival season hasn't yet gone into full swing, but it doesn't mean a complete standstill. The famous Slamdance will be taking place in the United States, and in Europe there will be several important events where we will see Polish documentaries. Be sure to check where our productions will be presented this month.

The first Polish documentary to be shown this year at an international festival is Andrzej Cichocki's film. A Little Bit of Paradise will be shown during the 35th edition of the Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival of Expanded Media. 

Marcin Polar's The Tough will be traveling from the frosty and gloomy Polish reality to sunny Lebanon. The film will be screened at the Lebanese Outdoors Film Festival. 

One of the most important European documentary film festivals is set to begin in the second half of January. The program of this year's FIPA DOC includes three Polish productions. Balcony Concert by Krzysztof and Diana Kadłubowski and The Balcony Movie by Paweł Łoziński were invited to competitions, while Emilia Śniegoska's 19:91 will be shown in a special section for children and adolescents. Łoziński's film will also be screened at the Trieste Film Festival in Italy.

The Slamdance Film Festival starts almost concurrently. The program includes Fury by Krzysztof Kasior and the interactive Brave Bunch in India by Tomasz Stankiewicz among other films. You can read more about it here.

As many as three Polish documentaries were invited to the competition section of the Budapest International Documentary Film Festival. The Butterfly's Dream by Jarosław Szmidt, No Hero At All by Michał Kawecki and Judges Under Pressure by Kacper Lisowski will have a chance to win awards. 

A complete list of festival screenings is available here.