Film buffs know full well that summer holidays are the film festival season. Polish films fans won't have anything to complain about too. Our films will be screened at multiple European events. Check where exactly and which Polish productions will have the opportunity to win awards in July.

The beginning of July will be marked by the Slovak Fest Anča festival, where viewers will get to watch six Polish animated films: “We Hope You Won’t Need To Come Back” by Anastazja Naumenko, “My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak, “Home in a Shell” by Renata Gąsiorowska and “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec. Julia Orlik’s “I’m Here” and Damian Kocur’s “Beyond is the Day” will also enjoy their screenings at international festivals in the first week of July. The former will have a special screening at the PIAFF Paris International Animation Film Festival, while the latter has been selected for the French ONE Country ONE Film International Festival. At the same time, “Your Own Bullshit” and “My Fat Arse and I” will be presented at the ShorTS International Film Festival in Italy.

This month started well for Martyna Paszko. Her personal documentary “Tell Me More” has a chance to win awards at both the Ravno Selo Film Festival in Serbia and the Pärnu Film Festival in Estonia. At the latter, Andrzej Cichocki’s “A Little Bit of Paradise” will also be seeking the jury’s recognition.

Exceptionally, this year’s Cannes festival will be taking place in July. Natalia Durszewicz’s “Beasts Among Us” was invited to the prestigious Cinefondation Selection. You can read more about it here.

In the second week of July, the 19th edition of Tabor Film Festival – International Short Film Festival will start in sunny Croatia – featuring Weronika Jurkiewicz’s short documentary “The Vibrant Village”. In contrast, equally sunny Italy will have something to cool things down. During the 8th edition of the Bridge Film Festival, viewers will see Marcin Polar’s “The Tough” out of competition.

The Dresden Film Festival, which was originally scheduled to take place in April, will be among the most important destinations for Polish short films in July. Barbara Rupik’s “The Little Soul” and Yelyzaveta Pysmak’s “My Fat Arse and I” will have a chance to win awards, while Betina Bożek’s “The Land of Whim”, Urszula Domańska’s “The Windows of That House”, Marta Koch’s “Such a Beautiful Town” and Anastasia Naumenko’s “We Hope You Won’t Need To Come Back” will be shown in the non-competition sections.

This month, the animated documentary “We Have One Heart” will get several chances for awards. Katarzyna Warzecha’s film will first travel to Portugal for Curtas Vila do Conde, then to Kosovo for the Anibar International Animation Festival, and finally visit the Austrian dotdotdot, Vienna’s open-air short film festival.

The international competition of the Animator festival will feature three Polish titles from KFF Sales&Promotion catalogue – “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec“Co-ognition” by Przemysław Świda and  “Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy” by Tomek Siwiński.

Tomasz Wolski’s “An Ordinary Country” will enjoy two screenings in July. The award-winning documentary will compete for another statuette at the Durban International Film Festival, with an out-of-competition screening later this month in Mallorca during the Atlantida Film Festival.

The second half of July will belong to Curtas Vila do Conde in Portugal. Its program includes Izabela Plucińska’s award-winning “Portrait of Suzanne”, Tomek Popakul’s “Acid Rain”, Barbara Rupik’s “The Little Soul”, and  (mention before) – in its competition – Katarzyna Warzecha’s “We Have One Heart”.

At the end of the month, we will keep our fingers crossed during the competition screening of Yifan Sun’s Family2” at the US Cordillera International Film Festival.