FESTIVALS: Krakow FF 2021 Set to Take Place in Hybrid Form

    Not A Hero At All by Michał Kawecki Not A Hero At All by Michał Kawecki

    KRAKOW: The 61st edition of the Krakow Film Festival is set to take place in a hybrid form on 30 May - 6 June 2021, after a successful online edition in 2020.

    “We are running our festival in bizarre circumstances. A year ago, contrary to appearances, it was easier for us. Two months before the festival, we decided to go online and present our films only in virtual screening rooms. This time, apart from the screenings on the internet, we would like to meet the creators and the audience in cinemas. I do not know if we will succeed, but we plan and prepare various scenarios”, Krzysztof Gierat, the director of the Krakow Film Festival, told the media.

    The KFF programme stands on three main competitions: international documentary, international short, and Polish competition. As many as 283 films were submitted to the Polish competition in 2021, which is the festival's record.

    Piotr Dumała, a world-famous Polish director, screenwriter, cartoonist and set designer, will receive this year's Dragon of Dragons, a special award for an exceptional contribution to the development of world cinematography.

    KFF Industry CEDOC Market will showcase 26 documentary projects from Poland, the UK, Estonia, Italy, Norway and Portugal. Seven Polish animated projects will be presented during the Animated in Poland pitching as part of KFF Industry.

    A detailed programme of the festival will be available in mid-May.

    For the Short and Polish Film Competition lineup visit: https://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en/

    International Documentary Competition:

    No Hero at All / Antybohater (Poland)
    Directed by Michał Kawecki
    Produced by Unlimited Film Operations
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    The Red Ring (Finland)
    Directed by Joonas Berghäll

    North by Current (USA)
    Directed by Angelo Madsen Minax

    Children of the Enemy (Sweden)
    Directed by Gorki Glaser-Müller

    The Wheel (Mongolia)
    Directed by Nomin Lkhagvasuren

    Blue Code of Silence (Norway)
    Directed by Magnus Skatvold, Gregory Mallozzi

    Writing with Fire (India)
    Directed by Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

    The Man Who Paints Water Drops (France, South Korea)
    Directed by Oan Kim, Brigitte Bouillot

    Radiograph of a Family (Norway, Iran, Switzerland)
    Directed by Firouzeh Khosrovani

    Walk with Angels / Spacer z aniołami (Poland)
    Directed by Tomasz Wysokiński
    Produced by Manana
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Lost Boys (Finland)
    Directed by Joonas Neuvonen, Sadri Cetinkaya

    Dad Shot Them (Sweden)
    Directed by Per Anders Rudelius

    Inside the Red Brick Wall (Hong Kong)
    Directed by Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers

    Life of Ivanna (Russia, Norway, Finland, Estonia)
    Directed by Renato Borrayo Serrano
    Produced by Ethnofund Film Company (RU)
    Coproduced by Ten Thousand Images (NO), Baltic Film Production (EE), Illume Oy (FI),
    Supported by the Estonian Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute, Viken FilmCenter, Kone Foundation, Fritt Ord.