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 10 May 2019 till 19 May 2019
in Warsaw & Wroclaw, Poland
Sections Borderlines, Cinema for Humans, Cinema I Love You, Climate for Change, Doc Gala, Fall of the Soviet Union, Fetish and Culture, Heroes Are Among Us, Life UNder Surveillance, Muse and Inspiration, Oki Doki, People Not Numbers, Places, Same but Different, The City's OursCategory Documentary, Short
Terms of Entry Documentaries longer than 45 min. from the past 2 years; Polish Premiere required;
Format DCP, Blu-ray, Digital File
Registration Deadline 01 February 2019
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
Cinema Mon Amour
THE PRINCE AND THE DYBBUK (DER PRINZ UND DER DYBBUK) by Elwira Niewiera & Piotr Rosołowski (PL/DE, Kundschafter Filmproduktion, zero one Filmproduktion)
Climate for change
THE ANCIENT WOODS by Mindaugas Survila (LT/EE/DE, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
Fetish and culture
QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION by Yony Leyser (Desire Productions)
Heroes Are Among Us
HOLY MOUNTAIN by Reinhold Messner (Tempest Film Produktion)
THE POETESS by Stefanie Brockhaus and Andreas Wolff (Brockhaus/Wolff, HFF München)
MR. GAY SYRIA by Ayse Toprak (FR/DE/TR, Coin Film)
A WOMAN CAPTURED by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (HU/DE, Corso Film- und Fernsehproduktion)
MRS. FANG by Wang Bing (FR/CN/DE, documenta 14)
ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof (CH/DE, zero one film)
HUMAN FLOW by Ai WEIWEI (DE/US, Human Flow UG)
Muse and Inspiration
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO by Philipp Jedicke (DE/GB, Rapid Eye Movies)
BUNCH OF KUNST by Christine Franz (TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion)
Outskirts of the Empire
KOLYMA – ROAD OF BONES by Stanisław Mucha (TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion)
DELTA by Oleksandr Techynskyi (UA/DE, Faktura Film)
THE HITLER CHRONICLES – BLUEPRNT FOR DICTATORS (WER WAR HITLER?) by Hermann Pölking-Eiken (Epoche Media)
THE CONGO TRIBUNAL (DAS KONGO TRIBUNAL) by Milo Rau (DE/CH, Fruitmarket Arts & Media)
So what’s next in this world?
DESERT OF THE REAL by Christian von Borries (masseundmacht production, ifs internationale filmschule köln)
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck (DE/BR, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)
THE FUTURE OF WORK AND DEATH by Wayne Walsh & Sean Blacknell (GB/US/UG/DE)
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.