Polish Films participating:

Evil Deeds

Poland | ‎‏‏24 min | Fiction | Polish | 2016
Max, son of a hospital cleaner, has been caught trying to steal a patient’s wallet. The old pensioner decides not to report the theft, instead he asking Max to complete three tasks. These turn out to be much more challenging than Max would have ever expected.
Director: Piotr Domalewski
Script: Piotr Domalewski
Camera: Bartlomiej Gocal
Editor: Tymoteusz Wiskirski
Actors: Olaf Marchwicki, Jan Peszek, Katarzyna Krzanowska
Production: Jerzy Lukaszewicz
University of Silesia, Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television

The Return

Poland | ‎‏21 min | Fiction | Polish | 2016
Ania comes out of prison on her first thirty-hour leave. At home, her husband and toddler son are waiting for her arrival. Everything is prepared—the whole family is ready to leave the country during Ania’s time out of prison, but then things go wrong.
Director: Damian Kocur
Script: Damian Kocur, Yulia Yukhymets
Camera: Kacper Sedzielewski
Editor: Sebastian Mialik
Actors: Magdalena Czerwinska, Kobas Laksa, Jonatan Borowski, Jadwiga Przybylska
Production: Jerzy Lukaszewicz
University of Silesia, Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television

Time to Go

Poland | ‎‏15 min | Fiction | Polish | 2016
Marta works at her father’s automobile repair shop. After her boyfriend is arrested, Marta is faced with a difficult choice: to stay loyal to her father, or to do what it takes to get her boyfriend released.
Director: Grzegorz Mołda
Script: Grzegorz Mołda
Camera: Maciej Miller
Editor: Piasek & Wójcik
Actors: Zofia Domalik, Juliusz Chrząstowski, Eryk Kulm, Szymon Sędrowski, Maciej Wizner
Production: Leszek Kopeć, Jerzy Rados
Gdynia Film School

Between Us

Poland | ‎‏30 min | Documentary | Polish | 2016
A young couple in their 20’s are expecting a child, but don’t know how they will cope. They are facing unexpected pressures and emotions, and need to decide if they are going to separate and give the child up for adoption or if they will raise him together.
Director: Maciej Miller
Script: Maciej Miller
Camera: Maciej Miller, Martyna Krasińska
Editor: Justyna Król
Actors: Martyna Krasińska, Maciej Miller, Leszek Głąb, Anna Lewandowska, Grzegorz ‎Lewandowski
Production: Leszek Kopeć, Jerzy Rados
Gdynia Film School

Adaptation

Poland | ‏25 min | Fiction | Polish | 2016
Process of an individual becoming better suited to environment and more resistant to outer stress.
The ability of eyesight to adjust to seeing in the dark.
Director: Bartosz Kruhlik
Script: Bartosz Kruhlik ‎
Camera: Michal Dymek ‎
Editor: Maciej Kozlowski
Actors: Michal Wlodarczyk, Malgorzata Witkowska, Dariusz Siastacz
Production: Marcin Malatynski
The Polish National Film Television and Theatre School

Restless Wanderers

Poland | ‏‏30 min | Fiction | Polish | 2016
Konstancja is 40; she should be married with kids and have a hunky lover. But she doesn’t have any of those. Instead, she has her own business, a soft spot for Turkish kebabs and a bunch of unbearably happy girlfriends.

Director: Kalina Alabrudzinska
Script: Kalina Alabrudzinska
Camera: Bartosz Swiniarski
Editor: Przemyslaw Chruscielewski
Actors: Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Lukasz Konopka
Production: Anna Kasinska, Marcin Malatynski
The Polish National Film Television and Theatre School

Polish director Michał Marczak will be Jury Member of the International Competition

Michał Marczak’s latest film, All These Sleepless Nights, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Best Directing Award. His previous film, Fuck for Forest, premiered at SXSW and Rotterdam IFF. The film is considered to be the most highly-screened Polish Documentary of 2013, being released cinematically in a number of countries. It was chosen by UK’s Dazed and Confused magazine as one of the “top ten most innovative and genre-pushing docs of recent years”. Marczak also occasionally directs music videos. His recent collaborations include Mark Pritchard featuring Thom Yorke, Radiohead, and Jacek Sinkiewicz. Currently, Marczak is in the development stage of his new science fiction feature film.

The director Michał Marczak will hold a masterclass during the festival.

His film All These Sleepless Nights will be screened at the opening ceremony of the festival; his film Fuck for Forest will be screened during the festival.