>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS >>> SET I - WEDNESDAY 8.11.2018 / 14.00 - 16.10


THE ADVISERS OF KING HYDROPS

The movie tells a story of the king of Akwacja named Hydrops and his advisers, who were ordered to create the new successor. The rivalry between the advisers, concentrating on the features that the future prince should have, activates in the matrix a function of “love” for small things. This is how an obsession of making oneself smaller and smaller was born. czytaj więcej...

CARGO

“Cargo” is a metaphor for a social and political transformation, which took place at the end of the 20th century in countries of Eastern Europe. On the other hand, “Cargo” is connected with the Cargo cult; a religious movement born in Melanesia in the 19th century, which proclaimed coming of the new order – equality for all people and common prosperity. czytaj więcej...

GYROS DANCE

In a city where it’s crowded and a lot of sunshine is there, two mice live together under one roof, close to each other and also very different. The house is also their place of work, the work is boring and hard. He is fine about that; she dreams of being a TV star.
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THREE CONVERSATIONS ON LIFE

A series of conversations between a mother and a daughter. The mother is a doctor and a devout, practicing Catholic. The daughter is an agnostic and the mother of two children conceived through IVF. Although the grandmother loves her grandchildren, she considers this form of assisted reproductive technology unacceptable. The daughter dreams of her mother changing her beliefs. The mother is torn between her family and the church’s dogmas. She would like her daughter to understand her. The movie tries to understand both of them. czytaj więcej...

CLOSE TIES

Barbara and Zdzisław are soon to celebrate their forty-fifth anniversary. It would have been quite the occasion if not for the fact that Zdzisław spent eight of those years living with another woman. Now he’s back with his wife, although she claims that if it wasn’t for her husband’s infirm legs, he would still be chasing skirts around Cracow. In spite of everyday bickering, somewhat inexplicably, their relationship manages to last. czytaj więcej...

AMERICAN DREAM

Głuchołazy - a small town, full of life in the nineties, dies out nowadays. The flood has destroyed local spas and factories. The unemployment rate is high and lots of the citizens left their town. In this place of no opportunities, a teenage boy Szymon decides to achieve his biggest dream. He wants to become an American wrestler. Will his American dream come true? czytaj więcej...

>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS >>> SET II - WEDNESDAY 7.11.2018 / 16.30 - 18.30

COMMUNION

When the adults play house, then the children have to grow up quickly. 14-year-old Ola takes care about the house, about her father, about her disabled brother and also about the relationship with her mother who lives separately. Most of all, she tries to reunite her family again. She dreams about getting her mother back home. The excuse for meeting her is the ceremony of the Holy Communion of 13-year-old Nikodem. Ola takes the responsibility for organizing the perfect family celebration. czytaj więcej...

DOGCATCHER

The Dogcatcher is a black comedy about a man who kidnaps dogs for ransom, in order to return them later being glorified as a saviour. One day he kidnaps a sheepdog that turns out to be stray. czytaj więcej...

>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS >>> SET III - WEDNEDSAY 7.11.2018 / 19.00 - 21.00

PLAY-OFF

Not that far from Warsaw, thirty-eight-year-old Zyga attempts to explain the rules of the world to his son, Witek. Zyga himself does not always stick to those, which is a fact that hasn’t escaped his quick-witted son’s notice. czytaj więcej...

ME AND MY FATHER

Edward – Dawid’s father, as a Master Mariner was able to see his son only a few days every year. Now Dawid has his own family and he decides to take care of his father who has the Alzheimer’s disease. Even though there is time now for them both to improve their relationship, the nonstationary illness makes it impossible. Every day Edward has fewer and fewer memories that are so valuable for Dawid to fill the gaps from his past. How much of his present life will Dawid be able to sacrifice to gain from his father’s past and to spend the last moments with him and his vanishing consciousness?

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THE RETURN

Ania comes out of prison on her first thirty-hour-long pass. Her husband and a few years old son are waiting for her arrival. Everything is prepared – the whole family is ready to leave the country. But before the escape, she decides to face her past. czytaj więcej...

LILA

Joszko is six years old. His cousin Lila, whose parents died in a car accident, comes to stay... for good. Initially, Lila seems intriguing, as she stopped to talk as a result of the accident. Over time, she starts to be inconvenient to Joszko. The children compete over who will sleep with Mummy. Lila is older, which is why it is easy for her to get her cousin into trouble. What a child who yearns to nestle in their mother’s embrace again is capable of resorting to?

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>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS >>> SET IV - WEDNEDSAY 7.11.2018 / 21.20 - 23.00

POLA

11-year-old Pola can’t get over her mother’s leave to work abroad. The girl is doing everything to keep her mother at home. czytaj więcej...

MY NAME IS JULITA

The story of Julita Wołyniec, whose mother is serving a life sentence for murdering her husband and her son and for the attempted murder of her daughter. Beset with a sense of guilt, the mother doesn’t want to meet her. They haven’t seen each other for ten years. Using a programme known as “Testimony” as a pretext, Julita enters the prison in order to confront her mother and carry out a reckoning of the past czytaj więcej...

eNDuRance

To swindle money from an insurance company, first seek out a dupe, then let him make a mistake, take advantage of that and let the collision happen. Kamil is a pro at this. The problems start when his debt-ridden brother, Filip, asks him to set up an accident. But Filip is a party animal and not at all the right person for the deed. Kamil refuses, but the situation becomes complicated... czytaj więcej...

EDITOR

Karol Tubacki is one of the most popular journalists in Poland. He’s a TV icon, an anchor of the evening edition of the news. He keeps a tight rein on his editorial team. There is only one aim – creating a top-rated news service in Poland. Living in a fast lane has an effect on Tubacki’s psyche, as he’s facing nightmares and trying to run away from them using alcohol and drugs. This, however, is not the biggest Tubacki’s problem. It turns out that his TV station is being sold. The new owners prefer young, unknown presenters. Tubacki becomes endangered by losing his job and moving to the breakfast television. The journalist starts to fight for his position. For his life.

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>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS >>> SET V - THURSDAY 08.11.2018 / 14.00 - 15.40

THE BEST FIREWORKS EVER

The plot of the film takes place in the contemporary world in one of the European cities. It depicts one day of life of three friends who, facing a military conflict in their country, have to modify their plans for the future. czytaj więcej...

DAWN

When two soldiers from the same country meet in one house during war in Ukraine, then the words “the brothers’ war” completely change their meaning. czytaj więcej...

FIRST POLE ON MARS

In the Milky Way, on the Solar System’s third planet from the Sun, at a latitude of 51 degrees 17 minutes north and a longitude of 18 degrees 10 minutes east, Kazimierz, aged 68, is mounting a device for communication with space. At the same space-time, the fight for participation in the disruptive Mars One project begins. Kazimierz has a chance of becoming one of the first colonizers of Mars. But first, he must overcome about three thousand other applicants. czytaj więcej...

>>> POLISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS >>> SET VI - THURSDAY 08.11.2018 / 16.00 - 17.40

JERRY

Jerry, a thirty-six-year-old energy therapist takes a blow to the face. With that solid thwack, Bartek, whose mother has been seeking a cure in Jerry’s care, makes him painfully aware that his powers are gone for good. One day, his healer’s powers return to him unexpectedly when he takes in a stray dog. He becomes a genuine, local miracle worker. But not for long. His powers vanish
when the dog does. Will he regain his gift? czytaj więcej...

NOT TO JUDGE

Piotr and Henryk are preparing for the Passion Play, in which they act as Judas and Jesus. The religious event becomes a background for reflection about tragical events that touched Przeworsk – the town they are from. In a courageous and genuine way, they manage to face something that turns out to be still bleeding wounds of the past. The movie tells about the interpenetration of religious sensitivity and history. czytaj więcej...

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

Michał lives in the countryside and works at a cattle farm, comes back home, has dinner and rests. Every day in his life is the same. Every day except for the day when a girl that he met on the Internet is supposed to come to see him. 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