FESTIVALS: Gdynia Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup


    GDYNIA: Fourteen films have qualified for the Main Competition of the 45th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, set to take place from 8 to 12 December 2020. They include 4 full-length directorial debuts and 6 second films.

    Twelve films have been selected for the Main Competition by the Artistic Director Tomasz Kolankiewicz, pursuant to the regulations of the 45th PFF. He has established the Selection Team as an advisory body, which included: film director professor Janusz Majewski, culture expert dr hab. Iwona Kurz and film critics Małgorzata Sadowska and Krzysztof Kwiatkowski. Additionally, the Organising Committee included 2 films in the Competition.

    Main Competition Lineup:
    25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda / 25 lat niewinności (Poland)
    Directed by Jan Holoubek
    Produced by TVN
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute
    Amatorzy (Poland)
    Directed by Iwona Siekierzyńska
    Coproduced by TVP, MX35, Orka Studio, Fonograf
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute
    Bliscy (Poland, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk
    Produced by Mental Disorder 4
    Coproduced by EC1 Łódź – Miasto Kultury, Black Door, Dragon Shot, Green Rat Production, Sound Mind, Startrec
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Czech Film Fund, City of Łódź
    Far Away From Here / Jak najdalej stąd (Poland, Ireland)
    Directed by Piotr Domalewski
    Produced by Akson Studio
    Coproduced by MK1, TVP, Warmia-Masuria Film Fund, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, S481 (Rialtas na hEireann Government of Ireland), Eurimages, Screen Ireland
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute
    Jak zostałem gangsterem. Historia prawdziwa (Poland)
    Directed by Maciej Kawulski
    Produced by Open Mind Production
    Coproduced by Next Film, Polsat
    Magnesia / Magnezja (Poland)
    Directed by Maciej Bochniak
    Produced by Aurum Film
    Coproduced by TVN, Artpark, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, Orka Studio
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute
    Master / Mistrz (Poland)
    Directed by Maciej Barczewski
    Produced by Iron Films
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute
    The Hater / Sala samobójców. Hejter (Poland)
    Directed by Jan Komasa
    Produced by Naima Film
    Coproduced by dFlights, TVN, Canal+, Coloroffon
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute
    Sweat (Poland, Sweden)
    Directed by Magnus von Horn
    Produced by Lava Films
    Coproduced by Zentropa Sweden, EC1 Łódź – Miasto Kultury, Di Factory, Opus Film, Film i Vast,Canal+, Ciné: ma Defacto
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, Media Creative Europe
    Never Gonna Snow Again / Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie (Poland, Germany)
    Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska in cooperation with Michał Englert
    Produced by Lava Films , Match Factory Production
    Coproduced by Kino Świat, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, DI Factory, Bayerischer Rundfunk in cooperation with Arte
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Polish-German Film Fund, Cinecopro Award, Amsterdam Post Lab
    Triple Trouble / Tarapaty 2 (Poland)
    Directed by Marta Karwowska
    Produced by Koi Studio
    Supported by the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, Podkarpackie Film Comission, Piramida Film, Di Factory, Next Film, Haka Films, Poznańska Lokalna Organizacja Turystyczna, Warmia-Masuria Film Fund
    Kill It and Leave This Town / Zabij to i wyjedź z tego miasta (Poland)
    Directed by Mariusz Wilczyński
    Produced by Bombonierka
    Coproduced by FINA, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, EC1 Łódź – Miasto Kultury, Letko, NOLABEL, Di Factory, Gigant Films
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute
    Zieja (Poland)
    Directed by Robert Gliński
    Produced by WFDiF - Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
    Coproduced by TVP
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute
    Speedway / Żużel (Poland)
    Directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska
    Produced by Kid Film
    Coproduced by Fogo, NC+, Camera Obscura, CETA