KFF SALES & PROMOTION FILMS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN SEPTEMBER

If you thought that the end of summer holidays also meant the end of the festival season, you were wrong. The real festival fiesta begins in autumn. Films from KFF Sales&Promotion agency will be presented at numerous international events. Our productions will visit Serbia, Portugal, Latvia, South Korea, the United States, Russia, and more. Be sure to check out where exactly our animated films will get a chance to steal the hearts of audiences.

October is filled to the brim with festivals, where we can watch polish films represented by KFF Sales&Promotion agency, right from the beginning. We will get to see Julia Pełka’s “Fat Kathy” (Europe Film Festival U.K.), Michał Edelman’s “Last Knights of the Right Side” (FEST – New Directors/ New Films Festival in Portugalii), Andrzej Cichocki’s “A Little Bit of Paradise” (“Autumn in Voronet” International Film Festival in Romania), or two screenings of Maciej Cuske’s “Whale from Lorino” (International Festival of Ethnological Film! in Serbia and Arctic International Film Festival “Golden Raven” in Russia). The documentary set on the Chukchi Peninsula will also be screened in the second half of October at the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Austria.

October is filled to the brim with festivals, where we can watch polish films represented by KFF Sales&Promotion agency, right from the beginning. We will get to see Julia Pełka’s “Fat Kathy” (Europe Film Festival U.K.), Michał Edelman’s “Last Knights of the Right Side” (FEST – New Directors/ New Films Festival in Portugalii), Andrzej Cichocki’s “A Little Bit of Paradise” (“Autumn in Voronet” International Film Festival in Romania), or two screenings of Maciej Cuske’s “Whale from Lorino” (International Festival of Ethnological Film! in Serbia and Arctic International Film Festival “Golden Raven” in Russia). The documentary set on the Chukchi Peninsula will also be screened in the second half of October at the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Austria.

The FEST – New Directors/ New Films Festival kicks off at the beginning of the month in Portugal and stars as many as five Polish shorts films. The animated films “My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak, “The Moon” by Tomek Popakul, “I’m Here” by Julia Orlik, “We Hope You Won’t Need to Come Back” by Anastazja Naumenko, and Michał Ciechomski’s live-action “Love” are all competing for its awards. The first film from the above list will also be screened at the European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA in Serbia. The Drunken Film Fest Oakland is taking place in the US at the same time and its audience will get to watch “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec.

The CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival is launching in the second week of October. The competition section of the Luxembourg festival brings “Beyond is the Day” by Damian Kocur and Julia Orlik’s “I’m Here”. Katarzyna Agopsowicz’s animated film “Prince in a Pastry Shop” will be competing for awards at the Taichung International Animation Festival in Taiwan, and so will “First Last Summer” by Nastazja Gonera at the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus. Three Polish films can be found in the program of The European Short Film Festival of Nice, Un Festival C’est Trop Court in France. Joanna Dudek’s animated “Ashes”, the live-action “Beyond is the Day” by Damian Kocur as well as “Last Days of Summer” by Klaudia Kęska have all been invited to this festival. The latter title – along with “Swoboda” by Joanna Różniak – will also be presented at the Biennial of the Moving Image in Germany.

It’s also going to be a good month for Paweł Łoziński. The first October screening of “The Balcony Movie” will take place in Luxembourg during the CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival. Viewers attending Germany’s DOK Leipzig (read more about this competition screening here) and the Czech Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival will also get to watch this documentary. Łoziński’s previous pandemic film – “Masks and Men” – will also enjoy three screenings. This short documentary will be screened at the DocsValencia International Documentary Film Festival in Spain (along with “Butterfly’s Dream” by Jarosław Szmidt), and the Message to Man International Film Festival in Russia, whose attendees will also see “We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha. In turn, Łoziński’s film has been included in the company of three other Polish films at the West Lake International Documentary Festival in China. The local audience will see “It’s My Birthday” by Jacek Borcuch, “Dad You’ve Never Had” by Dominika Łapka, and “A Little Bit of Paradise” by Andrzej Cichocki.

Borcuch’s film is also going to be featured at the Riga International Film Festival, while the one by Andrzej Cichocki will find its way to the Kaohsiung Film Festival in Thailand and the Tehran International Short Film Festival in Iran.

Mid-October will see Marta Szymańska’s “Tango of Longing” appearing at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. “The Little Soul” by Barbara Rupik (Craft International Animation Festival in Indonesia), “Settling the Score” by Zuzanna Grajcewicz (Detours en Cinecourt we Francji), and “98 kg” by Izabela Plucińska (International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig) will each get one screening in October. At the German festival, viewers will also see Katarzyna Miechowicz’s “Crumbs of Life”. The film is also up for awards at Sweden’s Uppsala Short Film Festival.

Weronika Jurkiewicz’s documentary will enjoy two screenings this month. “The Vibrant Village” will be shown to jurors and the audience of The Calvert Journal Film Festival in the UK and the Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival. Katarzyna Warzecha’s “We Have One Heart” will also be competing for prizes at the latter festival.

“The Moon” by Tomek Popakul has three screenings prepared for it. Following Portugal, the film will be shown at the Riga International Film Festival in Latvia, the Big Cartoon Festival in Russia – alongside two other Polish animated films competing for its awards: “We Hope You Won’t Need to Come Back” by Anastazja Naumenko and „My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak – and at the Bucheon International Animation Festival in South Korea, where we will also see Natalia Durszewicz’s “Beasts Among Us” and Pysmak’s film once more. In turn, Naumenko’s animated film will also be available at the REX Animation Film Festival and HER Docs. It is at the latter festival that Maryia Yakimovich’s animated documentary “Papa” will also be shown.

The end of the month will be just as intense. “I’m Here” by Julia Orlik will be presented before the audience and jurors of the FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL in Spain. The audience of the Tehran International Short Film Festival. in Iran will watch Damian Kocur’s “Beyond is the Day”, while Nastazja Gonera’s “First Last Summer” and Klaudia Syrek’s “Too Late” will be included in the program of the Raindance Film Festival in the UK.

One of the oldest film festivals in the world – Seminci – Valladolid International Film Festival begins on a similar date. The program includes the international premiere of Diana and Krzysztof Kadłubowski’s “Balcony Concert”.