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Looking at this year’s programme of the CINEMAFORUM I think about two writers, who had died hundreds of years before the development of the cinema. The main character of one of the first one’s dramas said: “I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space”. In the programme there are films which, regardless their short format, create suggestive, gripping, memorable and complete film universes, real infinite spaces closed in a short form like in a nut shell.

Then, in a drama of the second writer we read that “for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams!”. The main theme of this year’s edition of the CINEMAFORUM is Short Dreams. The festival films, as though they were good dreams, bring rest, relaxation and distraction from everyday routine. Moreover, they are, likewise the dreams, volatile; although the majority of the films are the best titles of the current season, due to the rules of short films distribution it will be impossible to watch them anywhere beyond the festival.

During the CINEMAFORUM international main competition, we are about to present 27 films from 21 countries, of which the majority will have their Polish premiere during the festival. Among them, we will find the best short movies from the whole world, the titles presented and awarded on the leading foreign events (including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Sundance, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, and Oberhausen), and the festival days in the Kinoteka Cinema will offer a unique chance of watching them in Warsaw.

This year, we have also planned a separate special section named “Pure Pictures”. It includes original and individual films in intriguing forms, narrated mainly by pictures and rarely, if at all, using dialogues. The films prove how much we can tell in a short film only with involving pictures and sounds, and how intriguing film universes we can create.

In the programme, there are also industry workshops and lectures of the INTERFILMLAB series. The festival’s special guest will be a British producer Mia Bays, who will conduct workshops concerning micro-budget film financing. As always, a showing of films nominated for Polish Independent Film Awards will take place, and two unique pics prepared by the VHS Hell group will be shown, as a windfall for lovers of film craziness resembling the golden age of videotape rental shops.

You are welcome on November short dreams in the Kinoteka Cinema and Jack’s Cinema on Bracka street, we encourage you to relish the worlds closed in a “nut shell” and to join us in film-dreaming. What else is left, if life is a dream?

PhD Marcin Adamczak
director of the CINEMAFORUM

>>> CALENDAR

>>> 5.11.2018 (Monday)

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

12.00 – 13.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
INFORMATIONAL MEETING

15.00 – 16.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
ANALYSIS OF THE FILM WORK
discussion panel

17.00 – 21.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
CONCEPTUAL AND SCRIPTWRITING WORKS

>>> 6.11.2018 (Tuesday)

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

12.00 – 15.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF THE EQUIPMENT USED FOR IMAGE AND SOUND REGISTRATION

17.00 – 18.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
FILM SCREENWRITING – INTRODUCTION – discussion panel

19.00 – 21.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
CONCEPTUAL AND SCRIPTWRITING WORKS

>>> 7.11.2018 (Wednesday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 3

14.00 – 16.10
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
1st SCREENING

16.30 – 18.30
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
2nd SCREENING

19.00 – 21.00
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
3rd SCREENING

21.20 – 23.00
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
4th SCREENING

Warsaw Film School (ul. gen. Józefa Zajączka 7)

10.00 – 11.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
case study
INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION OF ANIMATED FILMS
conducting: ZOFIA JAROSZUK

12.00 – 13.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
INAUGURAL LECTURE
conducting: ANNA WRÓBLEWSKA, PhD; KRZYSZTOF STACHOWIAK, PhD

Goethe-Institut Warsaw (ul. Chmielna 13A)

19.00 – 20.00
discussion panel
OBERHAUSEN MANIFESTO
debate about the importance of short films in contemporary film culture
guests: CHRISTIANE BÜCHNER; MAIKE MIA HÖHNE; KUBA MIKURDA; JAKUB MAJMUREK

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

12.00 – 13.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
FILM DIRECTION – INTRODUCTION – discussion panel

15.30 – 18.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
CONCEPTUAL AND SCRIPTWRITING WORKS

18.30 – 21.00
Pracownia A35
EDUCATION OF A LOOK
analysis workshops on the feature film
THE RECEPTION OF THE FILM “PHARAON”, METHODOLOGY OF FILM ANALYSIS, THE ROLE OF SCENOGRAPHY AND PROPS
conducting: ROBERT BIRKHOLC, PhD; SEWERYN KUŚMIERCZYK, PhD; ALEKSANDRA PASZKOWSKA

Miejsce Chwila (ul. Żurawia 47)

23.00
CINEMAFORUM Festival Club
FILMFORUM’S 15th ANNIVERSARY

>>> 8.11.2018 (Thursday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 3

11.00 – 13.30
Enterprise Europe Network Central Poland
project information panel
Support for SMEs in searching for financing, transfer of innovative technologies and internationalization of activities in the creative sector.
Establishing international cooperation in the production and distribution of audiovisual works.

14.00 – 15.40
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
5th SCREENING

16.00 – 17.40
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
6th SCREENING

18.00 – 19.30
special screening
OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
retrospective
1st SCREENING

19.45 – 21.30
special screening
OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
retrospective
2nd SCREENING

21.45 – 23.45
special screening
SURPRISE SCREENING

Warsaw Film School (ul. gen. Józefa Zajączka 7)

10.00 – 11.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
lecture
DIFFERENT PATHS OF FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION
conducting: NATALIA GRZEGORZEK

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

12.00 – 13.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
FILM PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION
– INTRODUCTION
discussion panel

15.30 – 18.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
taking shots for film exercises

18.30 – 21.00
Pracownia A35
EDUCATION OF A LOOK – analysis workshops on the feature film
DIRECTION, EDITING AND ACTING IN THE “PHARAOH” FILM
conducting: AGNIESZKA KORYCKA

Miejsce Chwila (ul. Żurawia 47)

23.00
CINEMAFORUM Festival Club

>>> 9.11.2018 (Friday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 4

15.00 – 16.30
special screening
VIENNA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
retrospective

17.00 – 18.35
Main Competition
1st SCREENING

18.50 – 20.25
Main Competition
2nd SCREENING

20.45 – 21.45
PRODUCERS AND SCRIPTWRITERS – SPARRING PARTNERS OR FRIENDS?
debate about cooperation in a new production model
conducting: MARCIN RADOMSKI

22.00 – 23.35
special screening
“ANIMALS”, dir. Greg Zglinski

Warsaw Film School (ul. gen. Józefa Zajączka 7)

10.00 – 11.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
lecture
INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET
conducting: JOANNA SZYMAŃSKA

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

10.00 – 13.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
taking shots for film exercises

15.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
taking shots for film exercises

18.30 – 21.00
Pracownia A35
EDUCATION OF A LOOK – analysis workshops on the feature film
PICTURES, SOUND AND MUSIC IN THE “PHARAON” FILM
conducting: SEWERYN KUŚMIERCZYK, PhD; JACEK PAJĄK, PhD

Miejsce Chwila (ul. Żurawia 47)

23.00
CINEMAFORUM Festival Club

>>> 10.11.2018 (Saturday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 4

11.30 – 13.00
special screening
LONDON FILM SCHOOL
retrospective,presentation of the latest achievements

13.30 – 15.00
workshop
“ROJST” series
CASE STUDY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN EDITOR
conducting: RAFAŁ LISTOPAD

15.30 – 17.00
workshop
THE JOB OF A CINEMATOGRAPHER
environment and specificity of work, current standards
conducting: MIKOŁAJ ŁEBKOWSKI

17.30 – 19.00
Main Competition
3rd SCREENING

19.20 – 20.50
Main Competition
4th SCREENING

21.10 – 22.35
Main Competition
5th SCREENING

22.45
special screening
VHS Hell
“SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE II”, dir. Jim Wynorski

Warsaw Film School (ul. gen. Józefa Zajączka 7)

11.00 – 12.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
lecture
PROMOTIONAL FILM PACKAGE – HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE FESTIVAL PROMOTION?
conducting: ZOFIA HORSZCZARUK

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

10.00 – 12.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
meeting with expert
HOW TO EDIT A REALIZED FILM MATERIAL?
introduction to issues related to editing and post-production of the film
conducting: RAFAŁ LISTOPAD

13.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
editing and post-production of realized film exercises

Miejsce Chwila (ul. Żurawia 47)

23.00
CINEMAFORUM Festival Club

>>> 11.11.2018 (Sunday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 4

10.00 – 12.00
THE GREAT FINAL OF FILM EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
screening of the films made during the workshops

  • International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ programme
  • 3rd Youth Reportage Workshops
  • “To był lipiec 1945” – programme of historical film education concerning events related to the Augustów roundup.

12.30 – 14.00
special screening
“THE SUN ISLAND”, dir. Thomas Elsaesser

14.15 – 15.15
workshop
LOW-BUDGET FILM DIRECTION
conducting: WOJCIECH SOLARZ

15.15 – 16.20
special screening
“OKNA, OKNA”, dir. Wojciech Solarz

19.30
FINAL CEREMONY

  • The announcement of the results of The International Short Feature Film Competition
  • The ceremony of Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
  • The final of 2nd edition Masovian Script Competition SCRIPT WARS

21.00
treat for accredited guests

21.30
special screening
INDEPENDENT MUSIC VIDEOS OVERVIEW