POLISH DOCS PRO DELEGATION AT IDFA 2023
This year's edition of IDFA Industry, a series of events for film industry insiders that accompany IDFA – the biggest and the most important documentary film festivals in the world – will be held from 10th till 15th of November. Amsterdam 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, IDFA Forum and Docs for Sale Market.
IDFA Industry is a set of events dedicated to financing (IDFA Forum), sales and distribution (Docs for Sale Market), and also a lot of presentations and networking events aimed at searching international partners. At this year’s IDFA Forum 2 Polish projects will be presented: „A Hole in the Wall” by Arjun Talwar (prod. Uni-Solo Studio) and „Flowers of Ukraine” by Adelina Borets (prod. Gogol Film, Koskino i DI Factory). More about projects here.
At this year’s IDFA Industry Polish filmmakers will attend the industry events within a frame of Polish Docs Pro delegation, organized by the Krakow Film Foundation. One of the key event of Polish presence at IDFA will be the Polish Docs Pro Showcase – presenting the most interesting Polish creative documentary projects in progress followed by one-on-one meetings with the decision makers. On Monday, November 13th at 14.00 following projects will be presented:
„Eastern Trees”, dir. Agnieszka Zwiefka, prod. Agnieszka Zwiefka, Zofia Kujawska (Chilli Productions)
„GO&SEE”, dir. Julia Kuzka, prod. Małgoarzata Małysa, Karolina Galuba (Furia Film)
„Hasan’s Joy”, dir. Natalia Pietch and Grzegorz Piekarski, prod. Katarzyna Kostecka (Larmo)
„Superhumans”, dir. Małgorzata Szumowska, prod. Klaudia Śmieja, Małgorzata Szumowska, Małgorzata Kozioł (Nowhere Films)
(more about projects and the Polish delegation here)
Polish producers will get the opportunity to promote, participate in networking meetings, and search for international partners as part of the open IDFA Industry program.
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.
In Docs For Sale Market videolibrary the industry guests will have chance to watch ten interesting Polish documentary films (like “Radical Move” by Aniela Gabryel – the winner of The Best Production at 63rd Krakow FF), including some of the films from the IDFA official selection: „Danger Zone” by Vita Drygas (IDFA Competition for Feature Length Documentary), “Girls’ Stories” Aga Borzym, „Sister of Mine” by Mariusz Rusiński and „Headprickles” by Katarzyna Miechowicz (IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary) and „Postcards from the Verge” by Natalia Koniarz (IDFA Competition for Short Documentery). In the prestigious section Best of Fests “In the Rearview” by Maciek Hamela and “We Will Not Fade Away” by Alisa Kovalenko will be presented. Moreover two projects will take part in the IDFA Doc Lab Competition - „Close” by Hanna Umeda and „The School, a World” by Iga Łapińska.
The great presence of the Polish films and projects at IDFA will be celebrate at Guest Meet Guest networking event hosted by Polish Docs and HBO Max, held on Sunday, November 12th at 18.00. The event, open for all accredited guests, will promote Polish filmmakers and films produced in Poland as well as HBO.
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.