KFF INDUSTRY: PROJECTS SELECTED TO DOCS TO START AND DOCS TO GO PITCHINGS
For the sixth time in Krakow will be held one of the DOC LAB POLAND sessions, co-organized with Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation. Doc Lab Poland is a series of workshops and consultations for directors and producers of Polish documentary films which ends with two pitching sessions: DOCS TO START and DOCS TO GO.
DOCS TO START is a presentation of Polish projects at the stage of development, whereas DOCS TO GO! is a presentation of Polish documentary films at the stage of editing or post-production. Both sessions eventuate in the meetings with festival programmers and sales agents. This year 21 projects were chosen to be presented.
Pitchings will be preceded by intensive workshops with established tutors: Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen (Head of IDFA Industry), Tereza Šimíkova (Head of CPH:Forum), Christian Popp (Head of FIPADOC Industry Days), Leena Pasanen, programmer of the Biografilm Festival, former artistic director of DOK Leipzig and Rada Šešic, programmer of Sarajevo FF and co-head of Docu Rough Cut Boutique.
This year both events, as well as whole KFF Industry, will be held online. After the public presentations of the projects that are planned on Wednesday, June 3rd (Docs to Start) and Thursday June 4th (Docs to Go) will be followed by one-on-one meetings with the international experts and decision makers. Their attendance confirmed producers from Germany, Denmark, Finland, Ukraine, Japan, USA, representatives of the international documentary industry events like Baltic Sea Forum, Emerging Producers, East Doc Platform, Documentary Campus, Dok Incubator, Agora Doc Market, Hot Docs Forum, IDFA Forum, CPH: Forum, Australian International Documentary Conference, DOK Industry, Docs Barcelona Industry, commissioning editors and broadcasters, film funds, sales (i.a. Sideways Film, Cat'n'Docs,Taskovski Films, Deckert Distribution, Rise and Shine, Women Make Movies, Visible Film, JMT Films, Autlook Films, First Hand Fims, Syndicado) ) and the major festivals presenting documentary films – IDFA, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, Visions du Reel, Karlovy Vary, Berlinale, Doclisboa, One World, Festival dei Popoli, Trieste FF, Docaviv, Dokufest Kosovo, DOCSMX, It's All True DFF, New Zealand International Film Festival, Yamagata IDFF.
DOC LAB START
Being Benovsky, dir. Katarzyna Trzaska, Marek Kucharski, prod. Łukasz Bluszcz, Vision House
Debut, dir. Aleksandra Maciejczyk, prod. Marta Gmosińska, Lava Films
Don’t Mess With Gienek, dir. Grzegorz Szczepaniak, prod. Joanna Popowicz, Grzegorz Szczepaniak , WF Anagram
Easy Rider Behind the Iron Curtain, dir. Andrzej Miękus, prod. Olga Bieniek, Filmicon
Gypsy Gadji, dir. Dasa Raimanova, prod. Rafał Sakowski, Story Vehicle
House of Sand, dir. Paweł Wyszomirski, prod. Marta Dużbabel, With Passion Production
I Have Seen Everything, dir. Wojtek Łazarowicz, prod. Małgorzata Małysa, Furia Film
Nina Gets Married, dir. Andrzej Szypulski, prod. Anna Reichel, Fine Day Promotion
The Chums, dir. Emilia Śniegoska, prod. Łukasz Bluszcz, Vision House
The Daughter of Fuji (AKA Grace), dir. Eri Mizutani, prod. Anna Fam, Polished Productions
When The Harmattan Blows, dir. Edyta Wróblewska, prod. Marta Dużbabel, With Passion Production
More about projects here
DOCS TO GO
@miriamfrompoland, dir. Piotr Szczepański, prod. Anna Pachnicka, Anagram Film
Escape to the Silver Globe, dir. Jakub Mikurda, prod, Silver Frame Stanisław Zaborowski
I Am One of Them, dir. Nadim Suleiman, prod. Jacek Bławut, Luiza Pietrzak, Palmyra Films
Lesson of Freedom, dir. Tadeusz Chudy, Bartosz Łuniewski, prod. Rafał Sakowski, Story Vehicle
Siskin, dir. Zofia Kowalewska, prod. Stanisław Zaborowski, Silver Frame
The Big Chief, dir. Tomasz Wolski, prod. Kijora Film
The End of Natalka’s World, dir. Anna Urbańczyk, Direct Share Media
Until The Wedding, dir. Daniel Stopa, prod. Małgorzata Staroń, STARON-FILM
Workcenter, dir. Aniela Gabryel, prod. Agnieszka Dziedzic, Koi Studio
xABo: Ksiądz Boniecki, prod. Aleksandra Potoczek, prod. Aleksander Kardyś, Fundacja Tygodnika Powszechnego
More about projects here
The best pitches will be awarded by the partners: HBO Europe, ColorOffOn, Uchostudio, DOK Leipzig, FIPADOC and Institute of Documentary Film.
KFF Industry will be held online 1-6 June 2020 at https://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en/industry/industry-zone/
Producer: Krakow Film Foundation
Partners: Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation, Audiovisual Technology Centre (CeTA), Sound Mind Studio, Dannish Film Institute, Krakowski Klaster Filmowy, Polish Animation Producers Association SPPA, Krakow Film Klaster, Krakow Animation Center and Lassota Krawiec Law Firm
Project carried out with the financial support of: Ministery of Culture and National Heritage, Polish Film Institute, City of Krakow, Polish Filmmakers Association
Media patronage: Film & TV Camera, TelePro, Polish Docs, Polish Shorts, Polish Animations