Twelve Projects Showcased at Millenium Docs Against Gravity New Industry Pitching Event


    WARSAW: Millennium Docs against Gravity will showcase 12 new projects at the new pitching event organised in Warsaw as part of the MDAG Industry programme 12 - 21 May 2023. The projects will be presented to international producers, world sales, festival programmers and programme editors from European televisions.

    The aim of the newly introduced Progress Pitching Session is to promote international coproductions, use the substantive potential of the festival's guests and create a place where films with global potential will be born.

    The organisers invited producers to submit films in development, preproduction or rough cut, who are looking for international coproduction or distribution opportunities. The prize for the best project amounts to 3,000 EUR. Two Ukrainian projects were invited alongside 10 Polish projects.

    MDAG Industry is a project connecting Polish filmmakers with foreign representatives of festivals (Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, CPH: DOX, IDFA, DOC NYC, Hot Docs, and others), distributors, producers, sales agents and well-known stars of contemporary cinema.

    The project was launched in 2021 with one event, and in 2022 the Millennium Docs Against Gravity created an extensive module of industry events under the banner of MDAG Industry.

    The Industry section is organised in cooperation with Canal + Polska.


    The Bear and the Piano
    Directed by Piotr Bernaś, Cheng Herng Shinn
    Produced by Piotr Bernaś (Velvet Studio)

    Directed by Lidia Duda
    Produced by Michał Ostatkiewicz, Aleksandra Ostatkiewicz, Patryk Sielecki (Lumisenta Film Foundation)

    Going B(l)ack
    Directed by Joanna Ratajczak
    Produced by Telemark

    Go & See
    Directed by Julia Kuzka
    Produced by Małgorzata Mały

    I Am One of Them
    Directed by Nadim Suleiman
    Produced by Adrianna Rędzia

    King Matt the First
    Directed by Jasmina Wojcik
    Produced by Marta Dużbabel, Agnieszka Rostropowicz

    The Life and Deaths of Max Linder
    Directed by Edward Porembny
    Produced by Edward Porembny

    Songs of Sisterhood
    Directed by Hanka Nobis
    Produced by Esther van Messel

    Step by Step
    Directed by Eliza Kubarska, Michał Woroch
    Produced by Monika Braid

    Directed by Liliana Komorowska, Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
    Produced by Daria Maślona, Stanisław Zaborowski

    Ukrainian Projects:

    Directed by Pavel Dorohoi
    Produced by Mirosław Dembiński (Foundation for Documentary Education)

    Obrońcy Ruin
    Directed by Mariia Shevchenko
    Produced by Mirosław Dembiński, Ella Shtyka (Foundation for Documentary Education)