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Krakow Film Festival

Krakow Film Festival
ul. Basztowa 15/8a
31-143 Krakow
phone +48 12 294 69 45
fax +48 12 294 69 45
email: info@kff.com.pl

Mr. Krzysztof Gierat

Chief of the Selection Committee
Jadwiga Glowa

Year of Foundation 1961

Event Date from 31 May 2020 till 07 June 2020

Event Date

in Krakow, Poland

International Competition

Sections International Documentary Competition, International Short Film Competition, International DocFilmMusic Competition, National Competition, Out of Competition

Category Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry Foreign had to be made in 2019 and 2020 and not screened publicly before 1 June 2019. To be eligible for international competitions, the film must be a Polish premiere and a world premiere is preferred.
Running Time International Competition:
- Documentary and DocFilmMusic: exceeding 50 min
- Short Films: max. 30 min
Running Time National Competition:
- Documentaries: unlimited running time
- Animated & Fiction Films: max. 30 min

Genre Documentary Films, Music, Short Films, Animation

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Films completed before 31 October 2019: 30 November 2019
Films completed after 31 October 2019: 31 January 2020

Fees up to 30 min: 10€; longer than 30 min: 20€ (no fees for Polish Films)

Attendance Figures 15,000

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 200 foreign and national distributors, producers, buyers, festival representatives

Prizes/Awards International Documentary Competition:
- Golden Horn (best film)
- Silver Horn (film with high artistic value, film on social issues)
International Short Film Competition:
- Golden Dragon (best film)
- Silver Dragon ( best documentary film, best animated film, best fiction film)
International Doc Film Music Competition:
- Golden Heynal (best film)
National Competition:
- Golden Hobby Horse (best film, best documentary, best animated film, best fiction film)
Other Awards:
- Audience Award
- Dragon of Dragons Special Award

German Films


Documentary Competition
KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND by Aboozar Amini (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
STRESS by Florian Baron (Machnitzky Filmproduktion)

Short Film Competition
ALBA'S MEMORY by Andrea Martignoni and Maria Steinmetz (DE/IT)
PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE by Izabela Plucinska (DE/FR/PL)

National Competition
PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE by Izabela Plucinska (DE/FR/PL, Clay Traces)

DocFilmMusic Competition
DIE TOTEN HOSEN ON TOUR – YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE by Cordula Kablitz-Post (Avanti media fiction)

Docs + Science
FLY ROCKET FLY (MIT MACHETEN ZU DEN STERNEN) by Oliver Schwehm (DE/BE, Lunabeach TV und Media)
TICKET TO THE MOON by Veronika Janatková (DE/CZ, Kloos & Co. Medien)

Focus on Finland
GODS OF MOLENBEEK by Reetta Huhtanen (FI/BE/DE, Tondowski Films)

World Stories
IN SEARCH… by Beryl Magoko (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)

Short Matters!
CONTAINER (KONTENER) by Sebastian Lang

Sound of Music
WHEN GOD SLEEPS (WENN GOTT SCHLÄFT) by Till Schauder (US/DE, Till Schauder Filmproduktion)

Film Festivals Award Winners
LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff (CL/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)

Number of Films Shown about 250 films from about 25 countries

Media Coverage about 150 journalists especially from Polish media; International Press: Screen International and European Coordination of Film Festivals (Newsletter)

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Documentary and/or Short Film Festival. The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film. The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation This festival is one of the most important events in Eastern Europe for artistically ambitious short and documentary films. In the past decades it has produced famous directors such as Roman Polanski and Krzysztof Kieslowski. The festival has pledged itself to the discovery of new talents. The fascinating city of Krakow plays a decisive role in the festival's relaxed and familiar atmosphere. It is not very commercially oriented, but receives considerable attention from a culturally-interested and open-minded audience (many students).

Services The festival covers the return transport of the selected films after the festival.

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