This year the festival will hold four competitive sections. These include the New Films New Directors International Competition; the Warsaw competition for feature films; the Free Spirit competition for independent, innovative and rebellious films, and a documentary features competition.
The focus this year will be on two small countries - Estonia and its recent film explosion, and Armenia with its long and tragic history.
An event for professionals - CentEast Market Warsaw, specializing in films from Central and Eastern Europe - will accompany the festival, which runs Oct. 17-21. The programme includes projects pitching, closed screenings of completed films and works in progress, panel discussions and workshops.