The Warsaw Film Festival has a history going back twenty-six years. We have travelled a long way - from a modest though ambitious student event to a genuine film festival with a programme of premieres. The WFF differs from other festivals in its programme, just as Warsaw differs from other cities. October 12-21, 2012
The cultural backwardness inherited from the previous system, a system that cut us off from our original civilization for half a century, is not getting smaller. The world is rushing forward faster and faster. That makes us try even harder to make sure that our audiences get to know the latest and most interesting trends in world cinema as soon as possible, often in the form of national and regional presentations.
In this way, WFF audiences - usually as the first people in Poland - could discover American independent cinema as well as Asian, Latin American, Iranian, Russian, and Romanian cinema. Time has always been a major consideration: capturing the moment of the greatest success, the peak. Our aim is to show a film before it wins an Oscar, to introduce a director to Warsaw audiences before he or she wins an award at the Cannes festival.
When: October 12-21, 2012
Where: Cinemas Kinoteka and Multikino Złote Tarasy
Source: WFF website