January is a quiet month when it comes to the festival screenings. Nevertheless, a few festivals will present Polish documentary films this month.

The festival year will start with the screening of "Euphoria" , a documentary by Natalia Pietsch which will be shown at the Flickerfest’s International Short Film Festival in Australia. Few days later, during the Vilnius International Short Film Festival in Lithuania, the audience will see "Polonaise" by Agnieszka Elbanowska. In the meantime in Greece at the Peloponnese International Film Festiwal we will see "Two Worlds" by Maciej Adamek.

In the second part of the month two important festivals will take place in the USA: Sundance and Slamdance. The former will present "Volte" by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała, and the latter will host an American premiere of "Icon" by Wojciech Kasperski.

Also in January the Trieste Film Festival, which this year invited a strong representation of Polish films, will start in Italy. Among the presented documentaries are: "The Beksińskis. A Sound and Picture Album" by Marcin Borchardt, "Over the Limit" by Marta Prus, "Runners" by Łukasz Borowski and "The Prince and the Dybbuk" by Piotr Rosołowski and Elwira Niewiera. Film by Marcin Borchadt will have his scandinavian premiere at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden.

In Hungary the Budapest International Documentary Festival will present "Zhalanash - Empty Shore" by Marcin Sauter and "Close Ties" by Zofia Kowalewska.

Polish documentaries will celebrate the end of the month at the Miradas Doc International Documentary Film Festival. Five films were invited to the competition: "One Two Zero" by Anna Pawluczuk, "Collection" by Marcin Polar, "Volte", "Between Us" by Maciej Miller and "Dust" by Jakub Radej.

The full list of the festival screenings is available here.