DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVALS IN MARCH
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. The festival month mirrors the weather: European festivals alternate with these in the United States, and in addition to documentary film festivals, there are festivals dedicated to animated and short films.
Still in February, started the Croatian festival ZagrebDOX, for the programme of which as many as seven Polish films qualified. In the competition, the following films will participate; "21 x New York" by Piotr Stasik, "Three Conversations on Life" by Julia Staniszewska, "Communion" by Anna Zamecka, "You Have No Idea How Much I Love You" by Paweł Łoziński and "Close Ties" by Zofia Kowalewska. Whereas in the section Happy Dox, "First Pole on Mars" by Agnieszka Elbanowska will appear, and in Controversial Dox - "Icon" by Wojciech Kasperski.
"Icon" and "Three Conversations on Life" will also be present in Slovakia, at the festival FebioFest, whereas "Communion" will appear at the Czech festival One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. In addition to this documentary film, the programme includes "When Will This Wind Stop" by Aniela Gabryel and "Two Worlds" by Maciej Adamek. In March, this documentary film will be shown as many as five times at the festivals abroad, in addition to the Czech festival, the audience will watch "Two Worlds" at four festival in the USA: Green Bay Film Festival, AmDocs, Atlanta Film Festival and Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.
This month, two screenings are in store for the animated film "A Documentary Film" by Marcin Podolec. The first one, at the festival Chalon Tout Court in France, the second one - at Let’s Cee Film Festival in Austria. There, "21 x New York City" is also invited to the competition.
At the beginning of March, Polish documentary film will also appear in Great Britain, where, during Braemar Mountain Festival, one can watch "The Place" by Julia Popławska, as well as in the USA - there, the audience will see "Polonaise" by Agnieszka Elbanowska. The documentary film will also be shown at Tampere Film Festival in Finland.
In the second half of the month, Tartu World Film Festival in Estonia is held. In the programme, there are these documentary films: "Snails" by Grzegorz Szczepaniak, "Grace of God" by Kristján Loðmfjörð and "Object" by Paulina Skibińska. In Spain, at Mecal Pro International Short and Animator Film Festival, "Love, love" by Grzegorz Zariczny will be shown, and in France, "Casa Blanca" by Aleksandra Maciuszek.
March ends with Vilnus International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris," at which one can watch "All these sleepless nights" by Michał Marczak, "You Have No Idea How Much I Love You," "Education" by Emi Buchwald and "Close Ties." Before that, the documentary film by Zofia Kowalewska will appear in Egypt at Sharam Film Festival.
Up-to-date festival screenings of Polish documentary films can be found here.