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
CAFÉ WALDLUFT by Matthias Kossmehl (Matthias Kossmehl Filmproduktion)
Muse And Inspiration
BJÖRK - THE CREATIVE UNIVERSE OF A MUSIC MISSIONARY by Hannes Rossacher, Tita von Hardenberg (Kobalt Productions)
GARDENIA - BEVOR DER LETZTE VORHANG FÄLLT by Thomas Wallner (DE/BE, Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion)
Fall of the Soviet Union
BROADWAY. BLACK SEA by Vitali Mansky (CZ/DE, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
GAGARIN’S PIONEERS by Vitaly Mansky (DE/RU, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
MY JOY by Sergei Loznitsa (UA/DE/NL, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
The City‘s Ours
EUROPE, SHE LOVES by Jan Gassmann (CH/DE, lüthje schneider hörl FILM)
SONITA by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (DE/IR/CH, Tag/Traum)
Fetish And Culture
CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE (KATHEDRALEN DER KULTUR) by Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz (DE/DK/AT/NO, Neue Road Movies)
DREAMS REWIRED (MOBILISIERUNG DER TRÄUME) by Martin Reinhardt, Thomas Tode & Manu Luksch (AT/DE, Bildschön Filmproduktion)
GAME OVER by Alba Sotorra (ES/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)
TIME / OUT OF JOINT by Caspar Stracke (DE/US, Dock 43, Caspar Stracke Filmproduktion)
UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS by Roman Bondarchuk (UA/LT/DE, Taskovski Films)
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by Hyuckjee Park (KR/DE, Filmquadrat.dok, HiHarbor Production)
Climate For Change
10 BILLION – WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE? by Valentin Thurn (Celluloid Fabrik Filmproduktion, Prokino, Thurnfilm)
POWER TO CHANGE – DIE ENERGIEREBELLION by Carl-A. Fechner (fechnerMEDIA)
Heroes Are Among Us
K2. TOUCHING THE SKY von Eliza Kubarska (PL/GB/DE, inselfilm produktion).
HOLY COW by Imam Hasanov (DE/AZ/RO, Kloos&Co. Medien)
THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED (LAND DER ERLEUCHTETEN) by Pieter-Jan de Pue (BE/NL/IE/DE, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)
MARIUPOLIS by Mantas Kvedaravicius (LT/DE/FR/UA, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion)
ZUD by Marta Minorowicz (PL/DE, zero one film)
Life Under Surveillance
DEMOCRACY by David Bernet (DE/FR, INDI Film)
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.