Summer holidays ending does not mean the end of the festival season. On the contrary, Polish documentaries will soon be available at numerous international film events. You will be able to see our films at the Astra Film Festival in Romania, the Neisse Film Festival in Germany, or the Encounters Film Festival in Great Britain.

The festival month began with the Encounters Film Festival in the UK, where Andrzej Cichocki's documentary “A Little Bit of Paradise” will be included in the competition section. The film will also get an opportunity to win statuettes during the International Film Festival Elbe Dock in the Czech Republic whose program also includes “We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha. 

The Romanian Astra Film Festival takes place in the first half of the month. Three Polish documentaries have been invited to participate in the festival – “Between Us” by Dorota Proba, “Family2 by Yifan Sun, and “Last Knights of the Right Side” by Michał Edelman. The latter title can also be seen at the Menshov International DOC FF “WonTogether” in Russia.

The short documentary by Gosia Juszczak will enjoy a lot of festival screenings. “Stolen Fish” will be screened at Ecofalante in Brazil, Directed by Women in Spain, the Split Film Festival in Croatia, the Helsinki International Film Festival in Finland, Film Festival Bahari in Indonesia, FIKE in Portugal, the Izmit International Short Film Festival in Turkey, the Matsalu Nature Film Festival in Estonia, the Bolton International Film Festival in Great Britain, and the Jozi Film Festival in South Africa.

A total of three festivals featuring our films all start on September 9. Marcin Polar's “The Tough” will be presented at the Mosor Film Festival in Croatia, Weronika Jurkiewicz's “The Vibrant Village” will be competing for awards at the Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic, while the Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival in Serbia is going to feature a non-competitive screening of “An Ordinary Country”.

Tomasz Wolski's documentary is also going to visit the Cinematik Film Festival in Slovakia to be evaluated by the jurors of the Neisse Film Festival – as will “Raisa” by Dorota Migas-Mazur and “We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha. The animated documentary has also been invited into the competitions of the Animatou International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland and the Orvieto Cinema Fest in Italy. 

The International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana takes place in Russia in the second half of the month. Its competitive section will feature Aleksandra Potoczek's “xABo: Father Boniecki”. On the other hand, Julia Pełka's “Fat Kathy” will be competing for awards at the Crested Butte Film Festival in the United States.

A current list of festival screenings can be found here.