POLISH DOCUMENTARIES AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN MAY
Important international events in May just can't do without Polish documentary films. Be sure to check out the events where our films will have a chance to win awards this month.
DOK.fest München started at the beginning of May. There are two Polish feature-length documentaries in the competition – Fledglings by Lidia Duda and Pianoforte by Jakub Piątek. The Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival kicks off in Serbia in the second week of the month. The audience will get to see Jakub Gomółka's short film Father.Son during the seven-day event. At a similar time, the Italian Wag Film Festival will take place, featuring Fat Kathy by Julia Pełka in its program.
It shapes up to be an exceptionally good month for Jakub Piątek's film. After the German festival, Pianoforte will visit DOCAVIV 2023 Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival. Moody by Tomasz Ratter and Karolina Karwan, as well as Apolonia, Apolonia by Lea Glob, were also invited to the competition program. After Israel, Piątek's documentary will head to the United States for the Seattle Film Festival.
At the Beijing International Short Film Festival, Konrad Kultys' Atrophy will be screened, while The Hamlet Syndrome by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski is set to appear at the Moldova Film Festival. The award-winning documentary will also be shown at the end of May to the audience of the French International Book and Film Festival Etonnants Voyageurs.
DOK.fest München isn't the only German festival with Polish films in its program. During the Neisse Film Festival, films such as God and Lunaparks' Warriors by Bartłomiej Żmuda and Fledglings by Lidia Duda will be screened.
The short film Uncle Vakho's Dream by Joanna Roj will fly all the way to New Zealand, where it will be seen by the audience and jurors of the Doc Edge Festival.
The current list of festival screenings can be found here.