>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS >>> NOMINATIONS 2017


TENANTS

Justyna, a young woman who’s the main protagonist in the film, buys a flat at a bailiff auction regardless the risk it may bring. When she wants to move in it turns out that the keys she was given do not fit the locks. A dream about a place of her own turns into a nightmare. czytaj więcej...

CALL ME MARIANNA

Marianna is an attractive 40-year-old woman who has just sued her parents in order to obtain a sex reassignment. Confronted with the idea of losing what she holds dearest to her – her family – she must face the chilling reminder of the sacrifices one takes to be themselves. czytaj więcej...

UNDER SAIL

A warm look at a charming older couple living with memories and songs from their youth. czytaj więcej...

THE WIZARD OF U.S.

The Wizard of U.S. is a funny, ironic, animated collage, that refers to popular American story and shows how American dream comes true. Main theme contains insights and doubts of those who want to be “the emigration voice of their generation” and try their luck in Hollywood. czytaj więcej...

ADAPTATION

ADAPTATION:
1. Any alteration in the structure or function of an organism by which it becomes better fitted to survive.
2. The process of change by which an organism becomes better suited to its environment and more resistant to outer stress.
3. The ability of eyesight to adjust to seeing in the dark. czytaj więcej...

TIME

Short document about the dying profession. czytaj więcej...

FIRST

First joys and first disappointments of an 11-year- old Mały who goes with his father to visit his grandpa in Ukraine in the summer. A film about exploring the relations between the world of adults and the world of children. czytaj więcej...

FOOTBALL BROTHERS

The film follows the lives of two brothers : 14-year-old Mateusz and 13-year-old Łukasz, who live at a small mountain village in the South of Poland. Like many boys their age they have a dream - they want to be great football players.
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ROMANTIK

Stanislaw, being forty-something years old, takes his loved Zosia to a mysterious and romantic journey. He wants to propose to her in the city of love. He does not expect that the next nigth will become a nightmare of his life and meticulously planned trip will be far away from his expectations. A short story, maintained in the tragicomic tone, about there are no control of our fate, even when we think we have reached the fullness of happiness. czytaj więcej...

CONFESSION

Film tells about an Ukrainian woman, who worked for Russian television during the war. Earned money she plans to spend on paying for the acting school in Poland. The film's action takes place during the entrance examinations. During the tasks she recalls the traumatic moments of the war. czytaj więcej...

BAD DEEDS

Maks, a ten-year-old son of a hospital cleaning lady, gets caught red-handed stealing a wallet of one of the patients. The elderly man decides not to report the theft. Instead, he asks Maks to complete three tasks. They are going to prove much more difficult than Maks expects. czytaj więcej...

AMERICA

In a small Polish village called Ameryka, two teenage girls, Anka and Dżastina, dream of a better life. The inseparable friends, tired of their everyday life and problems at home, set off on a trip hitchhiking. With the innocent promise of adventure, things quickly start to get out of control. The events of a single night irrevocably change the relationship between the two girls. czytaj więcej...

FOLLOW#ME

The daily life of a certain social networking site account is solely based on the content posted by the owner. Unexpectedly, new photos stop appearing... czytaj więcej...

PIANO

A piano rescued by a student of the conservatoire – which was meant to reinforce a barricade in the Ukrainian Euromaidan – became a participant in and symbol of the revolution. The instrument drew together the fates of the film’s protagonists, each of whom faced a different choice, in an attempt to occupy with dignity their due place in this dramatic conflict. czytaj więcej...

HOT AND COLD

The film is a story of one meeting, made in one shot. During just a few moments the lives of the two women who are complete strangers bump into each other. They meet for the first time when the younger tries to steal the handbag from the elder. But instead of solving the problem assisted by the police, the women make an exceptional arrangement. czytaj więcej...

TRAVELLING

‘Travelling’ is a violation of the rules that occurs when a player holding the ball moves one or both of his feet illegally. Justyna (15) has had it with her mother, who spends her life at parties trying to meet someone. When a new neighbour moves into her block, Justyna spends less and less time at home. A short and intense relationship will push her to grow up quickly.
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BED SIDE STORY

The story about unexpected night visit and also about a teenager who has to face with something what he thought was just a fairy tale. czytaj więcej...

A DOCUMENTARY FILM

Portrait of a father, whose adult children live their own lives far away from him. Director follows his every day routine at the swimming pool, at work, at home and – first of all – he explores his emotions. It's a film about complicated relationships. czytaj więcej...

IMPOSSIBLE FIGURES AND OTHER STORIES II

The protagonist of the film is a woman who trips and falls, while rushing around the house. She gets up, only to discover, that her home has unusual features – it is built from paradoxes, filled with illusions and covered with patterns.

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THE GENTLE GIANT

The main protagonist of The Gentle Giant is going to take part in a poetry contest. To gather up the courage to come out, he collects the memories from the entire life and fights his own demons. It's a film about one tiny step for mankind, one giant leap for a man. czytaj więcej...

REVEILLE

Awareness of the ubiquitous system is the source of loneliness. It is not always a result of revelation, sometimes it's part of the plan. Each unit outside the system is for him both a threat and an impulse to evolution. Not always an individual can escape the fate. czytaj więcej...

END OF THE WORLD

Intimate, creative and visual documentary where couple of stories meet in one night. During that one night, people in a big city, troubled by loneliness, want to talk to someone. Some of them call 112, even if it is not really necessary, and others call the radio, where the speaker asks the question about the end of the world: what it means to each one of us. czytaj więcej...

RACE

An intimate portrait of a father and son relationship, in which both have high expectations towards each other. They do not always agree, but they can reach an understanding. czytaj więcej...

>>> 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