POLISH DOCS PRO AT DOK LEIPZIG INDUSTRY 2023
This year's edition of DOK Industry, a series of events for film industry insiders that accompany DOK Leipzig – one of the most important documentary film festivals in Europe – will take place from 9 till 13 October. Leipzig will be visited by a Polish delegation of producers and filmmakers who will present themselves to international film industry representatives during events prepared as part of the Polish Docs Pro project.
Polish producers and filmmakers will get the opportunity to promote, participate in networking meetings, and search for international partners as part of the open DOK Industry program.
Producers representing the following companies will participate in the DOK Industry delegation:
Joanna Dobrzańska / Bees Film House
Weronika Mliczewska / Ya Man Studio
Kamil Skałkowski / Kalejdoskop Film
Małgorzata Prociak / ZK Studio
Adam Ślesicki / Film Frame, DOC LAB POLAND
Morever three Polish projects has been invited to DOK Co-Pro Market:
„December” by Grzegorz Paprzycki, prod. Maciej Kubicki / Telemark
„Divia” by Dmytro Hreshko, prod. Glib Lukianets / Gogol Film
"Home Movie” by Anu Czerwiński, prod. Anna Stylińska / MY WAY Studio
Project „Flowers of Ukraine” by Adelina Borets, prod. Natalia Grzegorzek / Koskino, Glib Lukianets / Gogol Film will be presented at DOK Preview Training, and projects „Birdie” by Aneta Ptak, prod. Małgorzata Staroń / Staron Film and "How I became a hijacker” by Andrew Carter, prod. Aleksandra Szczęsna / Hasko Film will take part in Leipzig session of Ex Oriente workshop.
As every year, the DOK Market video library is going to feature a selection of ten most interesting Polish documentaries.
DOK Leipzig's festival program is also going to include a number of Polish highlights. Viewers will get to see Polish documentary ( Vika! by Agnieszka Zwiefka and Weronika Szyma's Blue) and animated films (Winter by Kasumi Ozeki and Tomek Popakul and Such A Miracles Happen by Barbara Rupik). You can read more about Polish films in Leipzig here. Also the special retrospective “Film and Protest – Popular Uprisings in The Cold War” will be presented - read more here.
Polish Docs Pro delegation is organized by the Krakow Film Foundation in co-operation with Association of Polish Filmmakers and it's co-financed from the state budget from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
The project Polish Docs PRO focuses primarily on a wide promotion of Polish documentary film industry at international events addressed to film professionals. It supports film-makers and producers in developing their projects by facilitating access to the markets abroad, co-coordinating the trips of delegations to the pitching forums and co-production markets, organising the presentations of projects, production models and co-production opportunities with Poland, organising networking meetings, participation in lectures, panel discussions, workshops and training sessions. The aim of the Polish Docs PRO is to establish the brand of Polish documentary film in the international film environment and to develop international co-operation.