27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival

In spite of the challenges of the pandemic, the 27th AAPFF was held online from November 6th through 8th, 2020. We missed our audience very much but were happy that you all could watch Polish movies in the safety of your own homes.

The Festival’s program included:

4 feature films
Europa Europa, dir. Agnieszka Holland
Icarus: The Legend of Mietek Kosz, dir. Maciej Pieprzyca
I never cry,dir. Piotr Domalewski
Code Name: Challenge, dir. Maciej Dutkiewicz

4 documentaries
House of Writers, dir. Marek Gajczak
We, the people, dir. Ewa Ewart
On the Top Tyrryry,dir. Renata Kijowska
The Neurosurgeon,dir. Magdalena Zagała

4 short films
Tumble, dir. Milena Dutkowska
Marcel, dir. Marcin Mikulski
View to the Wall, dir. Kobas Laks
Ricochets, dir. Jakub Radej

We welcomed two virtual guests, director Agnieszka Holland and director Kobas Laksa. The interviews with both of them were available for viewing during the entire Festival.

Our Documentary and Short Film Competition received 54 submissions. Ewa Pięta Award for the Best Documentary and Andrzej Dolata Award for the Best Debut were given to Magda Zagała for the film The Neurosurgeon. The Best Short Film Award was given to Kobas Laksa for the film View to the Wall. The winners received a $500 cash prize along with the AAPFF Teardrop Statuette.

The Festival organizers thank the viewers and sponsors for their continued participation and financial support.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 28th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival in November. Hopefully in person this time.

2020 Film Competition Winners

We are thrilled to announce:

Ewa Pięta Award for Best Documentary
is given to Magda Zagała
for the film Neurochirurg/The Neurosurgeon

Andrzej Dolata Award for Best Debut
is given to Magda Zagała
for the film Neurochirurg/The Neurosurgeon

Best Short Film Award
is given to Kobas Laksa
for the film Okno z widokiem na ścianę/View to the Wall

Congratulations to the winners!

It is Tonight!

Despite all odds, the 27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival starts virtually at 7 pm tonight!

We miss our audience very much but we are sure you all will have a good time watching Polish movies in the safety and comfort of your own homes. You have many to choose: feature films, documentaries, short films and interviews with filmmakers.

We’d love to still be able to commemorate the event with pictures of you and your families watching safely at home. Please send in any images you can to pcfannarbor@gmail.com

Check out the newest Festival Booklet (click here), watch (click here) and enjoy! 

The Virtual Festival Program is Here!

We are happy to meet again to watch an exciting selection of Polish films. Despite many challenges of the pandemic, here is what is heading your way. We are offering three most recent feature films, Code Name: Challenge by Maciej Dutkiewicz, Icarus: The Legend of Mietek Kosz by Maciej Pieprzyca and I never cry by Piotr Domalewski.

We are proud to present our special virtual guest, Agnieszka Holland in an interview available for viewing during the entire Festival. Retrospectively, you can watch one of Holland’s most well-known films, Europa Europa from 1990.

We also have an amazing and free of charge lineup of very unique documentaries and short films selected in a juried competition.

Thank You our Virtual Audience!

2020 Festival Poster

We are thrilled to release this year’s amazing poster! 

It is designed by Magda Zasłona based on a painting by Krystyna Dolata.

The poster is available to buy. We are offering the 18×24-sized poster for $50 including shipping anywhere in the world.

Stay tuned for more information about our virtual Festival!

2020 Film Competition Lineup

The Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival is pleased to reveal the lineup of documentaries and short films selected for the upcoming 27th Festival, taking place November 6 through 8, 2020.

Dom literatów czyli kartoteka zebrana/House of Writers
My naród/We, the people
Na Górze Tyrryry/On the Top Tyrryry 
Neurochirurg/The Neurosurgeon

Short Films:
Okno z widokiem na ścianę/View to the Wall

Congratulations to all of you!

The AAPFF amid COVID-19

As the 27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival approaches, the Polish Cultural Fund – Ann Arbor and the Festival Organizing Committee are responding to the global pandemic challenge with creativity and speed. As always, we uphold our mission of promoting Polish cinematography. Perhaps more than ever, the art of film sustains our spirits in the current struggles.

The 27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival will take place online, in accordance with the current COVID-19 State of Michigan restrictions and the Michigan Theater safety guidelines.

From November 6th through 8th, 2020, the 27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival will regale with jury-awarded documentaries and short films, the latest selection of Polish feature films and online chats and Q&A sessions with select filmmakers.

2020 Film Submissions

The 2020 film submissions are now open, and we are seeking a selection of the best new documentary and short narrative films. Winners are awarded in three categories:

Ewa Pięta Award for Best Documentary Film
Andrzej Dolata Award for Best Debut
Best Short Film Award for Best Short Narrative Film

The submission deadline is August 1, 2020. Please visit our Film Competition Page to read the Submission Rules 2020 and to submit your film.

We look forward to seeing your latest production!

Oscar 2020 Film Nominations

A year after Paweł Pawlikowski’s Zimna wojna/Cold War, Jan Komasa’s powerful Boże Ciało/Corpus Christi  has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best International Feature. It will compete against Les Misérables  (France), Pain and Glory  (Spain), Parasite  (South Korea) and Honeyland  (North Macedonia). The winner will be announced during the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony on February 9, 2020.

We are so proud that we could show Boże Ciało/Corpus Christi  during our 26th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival!

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