60th Krakow Film Festival online

Krakow Film Festival celebrates this year the 60th anniversary of its first edition. Due to the pandemic all film screenings, Q&As with directors and other events will take place online. The programme consists of over 200 films from all over the world, including numerous premiers, and over 60 meetings with filmmakers, film protagonists and jurors. The award ceremony will be hosted by Maciej Stuhr.

Celebrating the festival’s diamond jubilee, tickets and passes are available in special prices: passes for all festival events cost 60 pln, single tickets – 6 pln.

Four equivalent competitions: documentary film, short film, DocFilmMusic and national one will be judged by film personalities, filmmakers, international festivals representatives and previous winners of the Krakow Film Festival including: Jan Komasa, Łukasz Żal, Magdalena Łazarkiewicz and Leszek Możdżer.

Festival will open with a screening of a documentary film “Pollywood” by Paweł Ferdek. It is a personal journey to America which the director made following the Eastern European founders of Hollywood: Samuel Goldwyn, Luis B. Mayer and Warner brothers. It is also a universal and exciting story about dreams, courage and desperation, which has the history of the Dream Factory and cotemporary Hollywood in the background.

Special guest of this year’s festival is Danish cinema. In Focus on Denmark section we will see the latest documentary and short films from Denmark, as well as a special programme for kids and youth and a selection of student films.

This year’s Dragon of Dragons award for the contribution to the development of the world’s documentary film will go to Péter Forgács – a remarkable Hungarian documentary film director and internationally recognised multimedia artist. Forgács’ exceptional works are derived from an original filmmaking technique that incorporates footage made by other artists.

The festival will hold film screenings with audio description and subtitles for hard of hearing audiences organised in cooperation with Siódmy Zmysł Foundation. The selected films are: “xABo: Father Boniecki”, “The Butterfly’s Dream”, “Tigress of Menopause”, “Guczo. Notes on Life”, “My Sleepless Night”.

For the eighth time the Festival programme includes a section dedicated to scientific documentaries Docs+Science. No man’s land. The most interesting Polish documentary films, directed both by young filmmakers and established directors, will be presented in Polish Documentary Panorama. Kids&Youth is a selection of films for the youngest audiences. In the programme we can also find documentaries about women’s issues presented in the section World Stories. World of Women and the image of the old continent shown from men’s perspective in the section Somewhere in Europe. Boys Do Cry.

An important part of the festival is KFF Industry – Poland’s biggest industry meetings platform. KFF Industry events will also take place online. In the programme, for the 6th time, we will find e.g. one of DOC LAB POLAND sessions, co-organised by Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation.

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