Polish Days titles announced for New Horizons IFF Dorota Kędzierzawska’s Speedway, Borys Lankosz’s Dark, Almost Nighttime and Magnus von Horn’s Sweat among 25 projects in Poland’s most important industry showcase.
The 2017 edition of Polish Days will take place August 8-10 during the 17th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (August 3-13, 2017). This year's event will feature 5 completed films, 9 as part of a presentation of works in progress and 11 projects in development.
Full list of selected films:
Panic Attack (Atak paniki), dir. Paweł Maślona
Wild Roses (Dzikie róże), dir. Anna Jadowska
Thrice Falls the Saint (Trzy upadki świętego), dir. Jacek Januszyk
Tower. A Bright Day (Wieża. Jasny dzień), dir. Jagoda Szelc
The Reconciliation (Zgoda), dir. Maciej Sobieszczański
Works in progress
Silent Night (Cicha noc), dir. Piotr Domalewski
A Coach's Daughter (Córka trenera), dir. Łukasz Grzegorzek
The Man with the Magic Box (Człowiek z magicznym pudełkiem), dir. Bodo Kox
The Fastest (Najlepszy), dir. Łukasz Palkowski
The Mute (Niemy), dir. Bartek Konopka
Nina, dir. Olga Chajdas
Back Home (Powrót), dir. Magdalena Łazarkiewicz
The Art of Understanding (Sztuka zrozumienia), dir. Matej Bobrik
Speedway (Żużel), dir. Dorota Kędzierzawska
Bailout, Folks! dir. Marek Lechki
Corpus Christi (Boże ciało), dir. Jan Komasa
Dark, Almost Night (Ciemno, prawie noc), dir. Borys Lankosz
Fisheye, dir. Michał Szcześniak
The Hunter's Son, dir. Ricky Rijneke
Kalina, dir. Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
Neon Tears (Neonowe łzy), dir. Karolina Bielawska
Lipstick on the Glass, dir. Kuba Czekaj
Pilot 9/11, dir. Norman Leto
Sweat, dir. Magnus von Horn
The War Has Ended, dir. Hagar Ben Asher
Some 150 professionals from Poland and abroad have already confirmed their participation, including programmers from numerous international festivals, sales agents, distributors and film producers.
As part of the event, industry representatives from around the world attend closed screenings to learn about the latest Polish films at every stage of production: they watch completed films and fragments at the post-production stage, and they also listen to pitchings about projects in production. Polish Days is an excellent opportunity for producers and filmmakers to promote their projects and to find foreign partners. During the selection process, the organizers choose the most interesting films currently being made in the Polish market. Projects presented in past years included, among others, Spoor, The Last Family, The Birds Are Singing in Kigali, All These Sleepless Nights, Warsaw '44, Papusza, Floating Skyscrapers and Congress. This year, Polish Days offers guests an opportunity to learn about new projects by filmmakers such as Kuba Czekaj, Borys Lankosz, Dorota Kędzierzawska, Łukasz Palkowski, Magnus Von Horn, Katarzyna Klimkiewicz and Norman Leto.
Organized since 2013 in cooperation with the Polish Film Institute, Polish Days is the most important industry event at the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival.
Polish Days is co-organized by the Polish Film Institute. Event partners include the Wrocław Film Commission, the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, the Łódź Film Commission, the Krakow Film Commission, the Podkarpackie Film Commission, the National Audiovisual Institute, EAVE, Coloroffon and Aeroplan Studios. Media partners include Film Pro, Film New Europe and Film & TV Kamera.
More on New Horizons IFF Polish Days and other industry events can be found here.