Krakow Film Festival (50th edition - 31st May - 6th June 2010) is one of the oldest film event dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films in Europe. During 7 festival days viewers have an opportunity to watch about 250 films from Poland and abroad. Films are presented in competitions and in special sections like retrospectives, thematic cycles, archive screenings. Festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open air screenings and meetings with the filmmakers. Every year Krakow Film Festival hosts about 600 Polish and international guests: directors, producers, film festival programmers and numerous audience from Krakow.
Let me tell you about our Festival in a few words. It's 50th jubilee this year.
History. Poland's oldest film festival focusing on documentary, animated and short films. This is where Arnold, Branagh, Herzog, Kieślowski, Leconte, Leigh, Lelouch, Maysles, Pasolini, Polański, Švankmajer, Szabo and many others have presented their works.
Great films. Every year three competitions attract about 100 films from across the globe. Five cinemas offer over 250 screenings. Since 2005 the Festival has been accompanied by the digital Krakow Film Market featuring an extensive digital collection of films. Documentary is our trademark -
we have the latest, the hottest and the most controversial films. Also wide selection of the newest Polish films in Focus on Poland section.
So many people to meet. Every year over 600 guests: filmmakers, producers, buyers, film festival representatives and journalists, visit the Festival. Meetings,conferences, seminars, master classes, social gatherings and Dragon Forum pitching fill in the calendar.
Beautiful and vibrant city. Krakow is the most beautiful city in Poland. Dignified and buzzing AT the same time. Traditional and full of young people. With a legendary nightlife. Is there a better place to celebrate a birthday?
50th jubilee edtion highlights:
89 films in 3 competitions, 14 thematic cycles, 250 films.
Dragon of Dragons Award for JONAS MEKAS (he will visit Krakow) also retrospective of Laureate's films
Focus on Israel - a close look at the Israeli cinema, premiere films, conference with the participation of the filmmakers and producers from Israel
Top Ten Krakow - Polish and international, a selection of the Krakow Film Festival best films of last 50 years
Krakow Film Market - digital videolibrary with over 350 films
Dragon Forum pitching
Krakow Documentary Premieres - Polish premieres of the latest and hottest documentaries
Sound of Music - amazing films featuring and focusing on music in the open air cinema located in Krakow's beautiful Old Town
Festivals Laureates - the most interesting award-winning films from across the globe
Somewhere in Europe - focus on the European ciemna, stores focused on human
Music Video Nights - a unique show of carefully selected music clips
A Gala Concert - Motion Trio with the project Motion Accordion Orchestra
Festival Poster Exhibition - focus on the famous Polish poster art
More information in the attachment and on the website http://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/ 50th Krakow Film Festival. So many stories you haven't heard yet...
Accreditations - only until 15th May. MEDIA ACCREDITATION covers all the festival and market screenings, accompanying events - conferences, panels, etc., press materials and assistance of the Press Office in setting up an interviews with filmmakers.
Cost: 100 PLN (~25 EUR)