The Krakow Film Festival waits for your film!
The submission for the 60th Krakow Film Festival, which will be held from the 31st of May to the 7th of June 2020, has just started.
The Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest and the most recognised events in the world, dedicated to documentary, animated and short feature films. During the eight festival days, the viewers have a chance to watch about 250 films from Poland and from around the world.
We are waiting for submissions of documentary, animated and short films to the three international competitions: for documentary films, for short films, to the DocFilmMusic competition presenting music documentaries, as well as to the national competition for Polish films.
The Krakow Film Festival is included in the prestigious list of film events qualifying for the Academy Awards in the short film category (feature film, animated film, documentary film) and feature-length documentary film category, and also recommends the films to the European Film Awards in the same categories.
The Krakow Film Festival is accredited by FIAPF.
Deadlines for submitting films for international competitions: the short film competition, the documentary film competition and the DocFilmMusic competition.
● The 30th of November 2019, if the film was completed before the 31st of October 2019.
● The 31st of January 2020, if the film was completed after the 31st of October 2019.
In the short film competition, feature, animated and documentary films with a running time of less than 30 minutes compete for the Golden Dragon award.
In the documentary competition, the main award is the Golden Horn and documentary films with a running time longer than 50 minutes participate in this competition. The Silver Horns for the director of the film of high artistic value and for the director of the film dealing with social issues will also be awarded. These two awards will replace the existing awards for the best feature- and medium-length documentary film.
In the DocFilmMusic competition, the Golden Heynal award goes to one of the music documentary films with a running time longer than 50 minutes.
In all three international competitions, a Polish première is required, while the world and international première is preferred.
Deadlines for submitting films for the selection in the Polish competition:
● The30 th of November 2019, if the film was completed before the 31st of October 2019.
● The 15t h of February 2020, if the film was completed after the 31st of October 2019.
From among the films submitted for the Polish competition, the selection committee chooses films which participate in the international competition (they have to meet the requirements which are obligatory in the individual competitions), in the section Panorama of the Polish Documentary Film and other non-competitive sections.
The Polish competition, the main award of which is the Golden Hobby-Horse, accepts submissions only of Polish feature and animated films no longer than 30 minutes and documentary films of any length.
To qualify a film to the next year’s national competition, a Polish premiere is required.