It's warm, the sun is shining – it's the perfect moment to relax and check out international film festivals. Polish documentaries will be there in August! Be sure to check out the places our productions are going to visit this month.

The month starts with a bang. Two Polish documentaries have found their way into the Locarno Film Festival. It's The Hamlet Syndrome by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski and The Fledglings by Lidia Duda. You can read more about it here.

Once again, August will be a successful month for Paweł Łoziński. His The Balcony Movie with "The Pawnshop" by Łukasz Kowalski will first visit the Melbourne International Film Festival, followed by the Lakeside Film Festival in Germany, and finally land in the Czech Republic at Bardzo fajný festival and – near the end of the month – Filmový festival Litoměřice.

Diana and Krzysztof Kadłubowscy are also inviting you to a balcony. Their documentary Balcony Concert will be featured at two festivals in Macedonia – the AsterFest International Film Festival and at the Makedox Creative Documentary Film Festival, where "The Pawnshop" will be shown in the Necomers section.

Four Polish documentary films will be screened in Serbia during Interaction: Short Docs Festival. Martyna Peszko and her intimate Tell Me More will be competing for awards there, while non-competitive sections will include Volte by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała, The Tough by Marcin Polar, and Andrzej Cichocki's A Little Bit of Paradise.

Ficmonterrey – Monterrey International Film Festival kicks off in the second half of the month. During this Mexican festival, the audience will get to see Backstage by Ada Smyk and The Herd by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała.

Back in the Czech Republic, Bardzo fajný festival and Filmový festival Litoměřice will be followed by the International Mountaineering Film Festival where viewers will have the opportunity to watch The Way by Wojtek Kozakiewicz.

An up-to-date list of festival screenings can be found here.