The 60th Krakow Film Festival starts in three months!

The sale of festival passes and accreditations starts.

The Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest and the most important events in the world, dedicated to documentary, animated and short feature films. This year, it celebrates its 60th anniversary. In the programme, over 200 films from all over the world will be shown, including several dozen premieres!

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

The special guest of this year’s edition is Danish cinematography. Within the frames of the section Focus on Denmark, the latest documentary and short films from Denmark will be shown, as well as the programme for children and teenagers, and a selection of student films. The representatives of the film industry from Denmark and Poland will have the opportunity to establish contacts dealing with co-production during the festival meetings.

The outdoor screenings of the section Sounds of Music are a treat for the viewers yearning for good music, outstanding cinema and beautiful landscapes. From Monday to Friday (from the 1st to the 5th of June), under the starry sky, with a view of the Wawel Castle, on the big screen, you will have a chance to watch the most interesting film adaptations of famous musicals. 

This year’s the Dragon of Dragons award for the contribution to the development of the documentary cinema goes to Péter Forgács – the outstanding Hungarian documentary filmmaker and the world-famous multimedia artist. The extraordinary works of Forgács are based on the original technique of making films from ready-made materials, shot by other authors. The programme of the Festival includes the retrospective of the award winner’s work and his master class. 

For the eighth time, in the programme of the Festival, there is the section Docs+Science – screenings of fascinating science documentary films and meetings with experts. Traditionally, there are also screenings of the films awarded at partner festivals – Festival Award Winners. The most interesting Polish documentary films by both young filmmakers and recognised directors will be shown within the frames of Panorama of the Polish Documentary Film. Kids & Youth – Films for the Young is a film review dedicated to the youngest viewers. In the programme, there are also the most famous documentary films of the past year from various corners of the world – World Stories and fascinating European productions in section Somewhere in Europe.

An important part of the Festival is the KFF Industry – the largest platform for industry meetings in Poland. Every year, almost 1000 guests from all over the world participate in conferences, workshops, presentations of projects at various stages of production processes and in the film market. The programme, for the sixth time, includes, among others, one of the sessions of the DOC LAB POLAND, co-organised with the Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation.

For the viewers – festival passes

Only until the 10th of May, the passes are available at promotional prices – the normal festival pass at the price of 160 PLN, and the reduced price festival pass – 90 PLN.  After that time, the prices will increase to 210 PLN and 115 PLN. In addition to the passes for the entire Festival, there are also day passes on offer, at the price of 55 PLN.

Starting from the 10th of March, the festival passes will be available on the website of the Festival, and from the 11th of May, at the regular prices, at the box offices of the festival cinemas: Kino Pod Baranami, Mikro, Kijów, Paradox, Agrafka, the Academy of Theatre Arts. During the festival, all passes can be purchased in the Festival Centre in Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (ul. Rajska 12)
Detailed information about festival passes and tickets

For the film industry, journalists and students of art schools – accreditations.

No later than on the 20th of May, you can submit an accreditation application using the online form on the official website of the festival. The Krakow Film Festival offers four types of accreditation. 

The accreditation for the representatives of the film industry entitles to participate in the film screenings – Industry and in the events of the KFF Industry – Industry and Industry Light.  The accreditation Media is addressed to press, radio, television journalists as well as to bloggers, whereas the accreditation Student is available to all art school students.

Until the 10th of May, all types of accreditations are available at promotional prices, the online sale of accreditations starts on the 10th of March.
A detailed description of various kinds of accreditations and their prices