The 27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival Retrospective

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.