POLISH DOCUMENTS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN AUGUST
The holiday season is always associated with film festivals. Now, even despite the pandemic, the situation is quite similar. It is true that while most of the events take place online or in a hybrid form, there will still be plenty of film screenings. The programs of many international events taking place in August include Polish documentaries.
At the end of July, the New Zealand International Film Festival began, where Małgorzata Goliszewska and Kasia Mateja's "Lessons of Love" was screened. The event will last until August 2, and the day before the XXIII Cervino Cinemountain will start in Italy. The program includes two mountain documentaries – “The Wind. A Documentary Thriller” by Michał Bielawski and "The Last Mountain" by Dariusz Załuski.
The New Zealand festival will end and the Portuguese FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival will begin. Two Polish documentaries were also invited to the competition there. The short films "Fuck, it's biology" by Veronika Andersson and "The Vibrant Village" by Weronika Jurkiewicz will compete for the awards. Both titles will have one more screening this month. Andersson's film will be seen by viewers of the Macedonian MakeDox, where "The Tough" by Marcin Polar and "Breathe" by Daria Kasperek will also be showcased. In turn, "The Vibrant Village" along with the Kasperek’s documentary will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina at the local Sarajevo Film Festival.
This month there will include a few more screenings of "The Wind. A Documentary Thriller”. Following Cervino Cinemountain, the documentary will travel to the United States at the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival and The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and to Germany at the FilmPOLSKA Festival, where the program also includes the documentary "In Touch" by Paweł Ziemilski. And at the end of the month, Bielawski's film will be presented alongside "The Last Mountain" by Dariusz Załuski and "The Tough" by Marcin Polar at the prestigious 68th Trento Film Festival. You can find more information about it here.
Two festival invitations this month went to "The Sisters" by Michał Hytroś. The film will visit the Italian Apulia Film Fest and the German KURZSUECHTIG Short Film Festival. The International Mountain Film Festival Ushuaia SHH will start in Argentina on a similar date. Marcin Polar's "The Tough" will compete there.
There will also be a lot going on in the second half of the month. The Ukrainian Molodist International Film Festival will include a screening of Mateusz Buława's "We Will Talk Again". In Canada, during KlezKanada, viewers will see Tomasz Knittel's "Złota Street" and Krzysztof and Diana Kadłubowski's "Today, tomorrow ... yesterday".
The Sevastopol International Doc & TV Festival will take place at the turn of August and September. "Breathe" by Daria Kasperek was invited to the competition. And on the last day of the month, the 11th edition of One Country One Film International Festival will start in France. The program includes two Polish documentaries - "Family2" by Yifan Sun and "Letters to A" by Wiktoria Szymańska.
The full list of festival screenings can be found here.