Asian films, Russian and Ukrainian cinematography, latest films on Jewish-related subjects, short and independent films from around the world, thrillers – the fall season for movies is upon Warsaw. More festivals co-financed and co-organised by the city are ahead of us.
The marathon of movie festivals starts on 3 November with the 20th Edition of Cinemaforum – the International Forum of Short Films. Top productions from around the world and movies awarded at leading foreign cinema events can now be seen in Kinoteka and The Wajda Centre of Movie Culture.
Ukraina! Festiwal Filmowy – an overview of the most important and award-winning Ukrainian movies from recent years – starts on 12 November. The event will be held in a hybrid format, including screenings in Kinoteka and online.
The 19th Kamera Dawida Warsaw Jewish Film Festival will also have its hybrid version (15-21 November in cinemas and 22-30 November on VOD Warszawa). It is an overview of international “Jewish themed” productions, including both feature films and documentaries.
An overview of new East and South-East Asian cinema – new pictures from Japan, Singapore, India, Burma and Malaysia, retrospective screenings of works by the master Wong Kar Waja, Taiwanese queer cinematography– all this is part of the 15th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival. Starting from 17 November, the movies will be screened in Warsaw’s cinemas and online.
The 15th Sputnik nad Polską Russian Film Festival starts on 18 November. The main theme of this year’s festival will be space travel. Feature films and documentaries – both the latest productions and classics – can be watched in the Luna and Iluzjon movie theatres.
We will also meet for the 15th time at the Witold Kon Grand OFF Festival, which promotes independent cinematography from around the world. This year there were more than 4,000 movies from 120 countries submitted for the competition. The festival starts on 29 November.
Splat!FilmFest is Poland’s biggest festival of new horror, fantasy, exploitation and arthouse cinema in Poland. The festival will screen between 1 and 5 December in the Muranów cinema and between 6 and 19 December online.
Warsaw has been supporting film festivals for years, enabling the audience to watch productions from around the world, movies that have been awarded but are often unavailable in cinemas. We invite you to the cinemas and online screenings, said Deputy Mayor Aldona Machnowska-Góra.