Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Warsaw
Member of Doc Alliance
Director / Contact for German Entries
Mr. Artur Liebhart
Year of Foundation 2004
Event Date from 08 May 2020 till 17 May 2020
in Warsaw & Wroclaw, Poland
Sections Art Doc, Heroes Among Us, Political Sciences, Fetish and Culture, Intimate Stories, Anima - Doc, Climate fo change, Timespace, Literature and film, Retrospective
Terms of Entry Documentaries longer than 45 min. from the past 2 years; Polish Premiere required;
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format DCP, Blu-ray, Digital File
Registration Deadline 31 January 2020
Fees 10 Euros for one film
Attendance Figures 40,000
Participants of the Film Industry Distributors, Cinema Owners, Producers, Buyers, Sellers, Casting Agents, Festival Scouts, TV program commissioners from Poland and other countries.
Prizes/Awards Millennium Award (feature films, 8.000€ cash prize); Lower Silesia Grand Prix – The Marshall of Lower Silesia Award (3.000€ cash prize); Magic Hour Award (mid-length films, 4.000€ cash prize), Canon Cinematography Award (4.000€ cash prize); Green Cross Warsaw Award (3.000€ cash prize); Viewers’ Planet – Award of the Audience and the Community of PLANETE+ (2.000€ cash prize); Amnesty International Award (3.000€ cash prize); Chopin's Nose Award (1.000€ cash prize); Arthouse Cinemas Network Award; "Focus" Magazine’s Award for the Festival’s Greatest Personality; Emigration Museum in Gdynia Award (2.000€ cash prize); PLANETE+ DOC Academy Award (1.000€ cash prize); Radical Democracy Award; Focus on Diversity
Heroes Are Among Us
#FEMALE PLEASURE by Barbara Miller (CH/DE, INDI Film)
MAREK EDELMAN ...AND THERE WAS LOVE IN THE GHETTO by Jolanta Dylewska (PL/DE, Pallas Film
Man in Film
EXIT – LEAVING EXTREMISM BEHIND by Karen Winther (NO/DE/SE/NL, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady (DE/AU/UK, Chromosom Film)
ISIS, TOMORROW. THE LOST SOULS OF MOSUL (VERLORENE SEELEN - DIE KINDER DER ISIS) by Francesca Mannocchi und Alessio Romenzi (IT/DE, Cala Filmproduktion)
THE SECOND ATTACK by Mala Reinhardt (BC Production)
TALKING ABOUT TREES by Suhaib Gasmelbari (FR/SD/DE/TD/QA, Made in Germany Filmproduktion)
VIDEOGRAMS OF A REVOLUTION (VIDEOGRAMME EINER REVOLUTION) by Andrei Ujica and Harun Farocki (Harun Farocki Filmproduktion).
IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN by Martina Kudlácek (AT/CH/DE, TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion)
THE LITTLE WHITE CLOUD THAT CRIED by Guy Maddin (Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst)
PURFLED PROMISES by Oliver Husain
SLAP THE GONDOLA! by Marie Losier (Marie Losier, Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst)
Fetish and culture
FAR. THE STORY OF A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD (WEIT. DIE GESCHICHTE VON EINEM WEG UM DIE WELT) by Gwendolin Weisser & Patrick Allgaier (Weit GbR)
FLY ROCKET FLY (MIT MACHETEN ZU DEN STERNEN) by Oliver Schwehm (DE/BE, Lunabeach TV und Media)
JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE by Tomer Heymann (IL/DE)
THE RAFT by Marcus Lindeen (SE/DK/DE/US, Sutor Kolonko)
SEARCHING EVA by Pia Hellenthal (Corso Film)
AQUARELA by Victor Kossakowsky (DE/GB/DK, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, Ma.ja.de. Fiction)
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog, André Singer (UK/US/DE, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
EASY LOVE by Tamer Jandali (Lichtblick Film)
THE NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS by Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli (Fruitmarket, S2R Film, Rat Pack Filmproduktion)
UNA PRIMAVERA by Valentina Primavera (AT/DE/IT)
Muse and Inspiration
BAUHAUS SPIRIT (VOM BAUEN DER ZUKUNFT – 100 JAHRE BAUHAUS) by Niels Bobrinker, Thomas Thielsch (Filmtank)
LE CIEL, LA TERRE ET L’HOMME by Caroline Reucker (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
CLOSING TIME by Nicole Vögele (CH/DE, Film Academy Baden-Württemberg)
PALACE FOR THE PEOPLE by Georgi Bogdanov, Boris Missirkov (BU/DE/RO, Filmtank)
LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff (CL/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)
MEMORY GAMES by Janet Tobias, Claus Wehlisch (DE/SE/US, Ma.ja.de Filmproduktion)
HI, A.I. by Isa Willinger (Kloos & Co. Medien)
Number of Films Shown 180
Media Coverage The Festival has great media coverage, it is been attended by about 150 local, national and some international journalists.
Evaluation Millennium Docs Against Gravity, formerly known as Planete Doc Review, is the first festival in Poland that brought feature long documentaries to the Polish audience.
Poland's biggest daily newspaper awarded Planete Doc Review the prize for the best cultural event held in the capital. Planete Doc Review is the winner of the prize of the Polish Film Institute for International Film Event. It's position in Poland is making the festival one of the most important basis for all-year long circulation of films. The festival presents gems of documentary film art produced within the past 2 years in competition and thematic sections. It is working with organizations representing various fields of film, cultural and social activities.
DOC ALLIANCE is a special section that gathers 5 European festivals along with Millennium Docs Against Gravity (CPH DOX, Jihlava, Visions du Reel Nyon and DOK Leipzig).
Services Festival covers subtitling and one-way transport.