The Competition is a platform for the presentation of bold artistic cinema that seeks new forms of expression extending far beyond the boundaries of conventional film. It is a place for cinematic visionaries and uncompromising artists who have the courage to follow their own path in defiance of popular trends and to talk about significant issues using their own unique language. The Competition includes innovative feature films, creative documentaries, and experimental and animated films.
2.1. The Competition is open to films that:
are more than 60 minutes in length;
were made after 1 January 2016, in accordance with §1, paragraph 1.4;
have not already been shown at any public screenings in Poland, with the understanding that the Organizer prefers world, international, and European premieres.
2.2. Prizes awarded in the Competition*:
The Grand Prix and EUR 20,000 awarded by an international jury will go to the director of the highest-rated film.
The Audience Award for best film as judged by audiences.
A FIPRESCI Award from the International Federation of Film Critics.
The Organizer stipulates that none of the above prizes may be awarded to joint winners; only one winner may be chosen by the jury.