POLISH DOCUMENTARIES AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN APRIL
In April, Polish documentaries are travelling the world. They'll be heading to countries such as China, the USA, Canada, South Korea, as well as numerous European festivals.
The month kicks off with a promising start for Polish documentaries. Paweł Ziemilski's In Touch was screened on the first day of the West Lake International Documentary Festival in China. A week later, Uncle Vakho's Dream by Joanna Roj will be presented in competition at the 2ANNAS 27th Riga International Short Film Festival in Latvia. This isn't the only screening of the film in the coming weeks; audiences at Italy's Trento Film Festival and IndieLisboa in Portugal will also get to watch the short documentary.
Two feature-length Polish documentaries will be shown at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. Jakub Piątek's Pianoforte and Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski's The Hamlet Syndrome have been invited to participate in the festival's competitions. The film by the directing duo will also be included in the Bolzano Film Festival Bozen in Italy and the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Austria.
In the second half of April, Silence Heard Loud by Anna Konik will be screened in Norway at the Power and Fraility Exhibition at the Nitja Centre for Contemporary Art. Meanwhile, The Balcony Movie will be presented at the Architecture+Design Film Festival in Canada and at the Screening at Neues Kino in Switzerland. Karina Będkowska's Moja Place Ozerna will also travel to Canada; her film, along with the Polish-Ukrainian-French We Will Not Fade Away by Alisa Kovalenko, will participate in one of the competitions at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
At the end of April and beginning of May, the Jeonju International Film Festival will take place in South Korea. In one of the sections, the audience will see Bartłomiej Żmuda's Gods and Lunaparks' Warriors.
The current list of festival screenings can be found here.