Krakow Film Foundation was established 15 years ago by Apollo Film, owing to the initiative of Krzysztof Gierat.

The Foundation’s main activity is to produce consecutive editions of the Krakow Film Festival and promote Polish documentary and short films abroad.

Today we stir up the memories and invite you to join in!

We cannot believe how time flies!

 

 

2003

July 3rd – registering in the National Court Register

 

2004
The 44th Krakow Film Festival

The 18th “Wokół kina” Cinema Forum in Krakow

 

2005
The 45th Krakow Film Festival

 

2006
The 46th Krakow Film Festival (the first Krakow Film Market, the first pitching Dragon Forum)

The beginning of a comprehensive promotion of Polish documentary, animated and short films at film festivals abroad!

The inauguration of the Polish Docs project: Jihlava IDFF, DOK Leipzig

 

2007
The 47th Krakow Film Festival (introducing new feature documentary film competition)

A Polish Docs stand for the first time at Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle

Film distribution – theatrical release: “When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan” (dir. Jasmine Dellal)

IDFA: the first Polish Docs Guests Meet Guests

 

 

2008
The 48th Krakow Film Festival 

The first Industry during the festival

A Polish Shorts stand for the first time at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market

The first release of the Polish Shorts DVD

Polish delegation at COPRO in Tel Aviv

A screening of Polish animated films in Brussels

Organizing the Council of Europe Forum “Shaping Policies for the Cinema of Tomorrow”

 

2009
The 49th Krakow Film Festival 

KFF becomes a partner of Euro Connection – a short film pitch

The Polish Docs project receives the Polish Film Institute Award for the promotion of Polish documentary cinema abroad

The first Polish Shorts programme at the Short Film Corner in Cannes

 

2010
The 50th Krakow Film Festival (release of the special album)

The first Polish Animations stand at the MIFA in Annecy

Polish Docs Focus and Marcel Łoziński’s retrospective – Docpoint Helsinki

Polish Shorts Special – screening of the latest Polish short films, Alcine Film Festival – Spain

Focus on Polish Shorts – Archipelago Festival in Rome
Polish Docs Programme – Documentarist IDFF, Turkey 
Focus on Polish Docs – Tehran IDFF
Poland in Leipzig – Days of Krakow – screening of animated films made by young Krakow filmmakers

Krakow Film Festival receives the Polish Film Institute Award for the international film event

 

2011
The 51st Krakow Film Festival

Poland on Screen – a great showcase of 49 Polish feature films in seven thematic sections as a celebration of the Polish EU presidency, London 

Film distribution – theatrical release: “Two Rembrandts in the Garden” (dir. Jerzy Śladkowski) and “Millhaven” (dir. Bartek Kulas)
Celebration of Yoram Gross’s work in Warsaw and Krakow

 

2012
The 52nd Krakow Film Festival (the first Docs To Go! pitch)

Co-organizing of the 34th “Wokół kina” Cinema Forum in Krakow
Polish Docs delegation during the Nordisk Panorama (Oulu, Finland)
Masters From Krakow + Young Talents – Polish documentary cinema showcased at DOCS DF Festival in Mexico City
Film distribution – theatrical release: “The Virgin, the Copts and Me” (dir. Namir Abdel Messeeh)

 

2013
The 53rd Krakow Film Festival (the first Animated in Poland pitch, introducing the DocFilmMusic competition)
Co-organizing of the 36th “Wokół kina” Cinema Forum in Krakow
Polish Docs delegation during the Hot Docs Forum and Made in Poland programme at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto

Marcel’s and Paweł Łoziński’s documentary retrospective – Festival dei Popoli, Florence
Co-organizing of the „Film Tourism. 150% of film in the region” conference, Krakow

 

2014
The 54th Krakow Film Festival
Focus on Polish Short Docs – DocAviv FF, Tel Aviv
Polish Delegation Meet Market Doc/Fest Sheffield

Spotlight Country: Poland – Guanajuato IFF, Mexico – co-organizer

 

2015
The 55th Krakow Film Festival 
Wojciech Staroń’s retrospective – Festival dei Popoli, Florence
Focus on Polish Docs – Flahertiana IDFF, Perm
Polish Doc Days, Moscow, Kazan
The first issue of the FOCUS ON POLAND magazine
The beginning of cooperation with Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation on DOC LAB POLAND

 

2016 
The 56th Krakow Film Festival 
The 1st edition of KineDok – an alternative distribution of documentary films

Film distribution – theatrical release: “Icon” (dir. Wojciech Kasperski)
KFF Sales & Promotion starts to sell documentary films

Polish Focus and Marcin Koszałka’s retrospective – Trieste FF 
Focus on Polish Docs: DOK Leipzig, Germany
Focus on Poland and Krzysztof Kieślowski’s retrospective – GZDOC, China

 

2017
The 57th Krakow Film Festival (unveiling of a plaque commemorating Yoram Gross)
The 2nd edition of KineDok 
The 70th anniversary of Polish animation  – screenings of Polish animations at SICAF and Asiana festivals in Seoul
Polish Short Film Week in Tokyo 
Focus on Polish Docs and Wojciech Staroń’s retrospective – FIDBA, Argentina 
Focus on Polish Short Docs – Bogoshorts, Colombia 
Focus on Poland and Marcel Łoziński’s, Wojciech Staroń’s, Marcin Koszałka’s and Bogdan Dziworski’s retrospective – GZDOC, China

Polish Voices, Polish short films showcased at Encounters Film Festival, United Kingdom

 

2018
The 58th Krakow Film Festival

 

To be continued!