From October 21st to 27th film lovers in Tokyo will have a chance to familiarize themselves a little bit more with Polish cinema. Brilla Shorts Theater will host a screening of 21 short documentaries and animations, including documentary films by Krzysztof Kieślowski.
Communion, the documentary debut feature film directed by Anna Zamecka, produced in 2017 by HBO Poland, Otter Films, and Wajda Studio, has been shortlisted for the European Academy Awards 2017 Documentary Selection.
The touring festival and the accompanying film collection Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, the global victory lap of Kieslowski’s Decalogue 30 years after the original premiere, the prewar blockbusters brought back to life – Polish film reconstruction had some spectacular successes over the last few years. In November 2017 top experts from Poland and abroad will exchange knowledge and experience during FiRe, the international conference on digital film restoration.
As every year, the East Silver Market gives an opportunity to watch over 50 latest documentaries produced or co-produced in Poland. Eight of them have been nominated to the Silver Eye awards for the best documentaries shown during the Market.
47th Alcine - Alcalá de Henares Film Festival, Spain
dir. Zofia Kowalewska
10th Wiz-Art - Lviv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine
dir. Agnieszka Elbanowska
22nd Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
dir. Wojciech Klimala
Inconvenient Films in Vilnius, Lithuania
dir. Maciej Adamek