ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Polish Film Festival in Perth & Sydney aims to showcase Polish cinematography and promote films made by Polish filmmakers or with a relevant Polish component. The festival predominantly screens new feature films but other productions, such as documentary films and Polish classics, are also included in the program from time to time.
The festival's intention is to offer in cinema experience to our audience, however, online screenings may also be organised.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
The winner of Audience Choice is decided by festival attendees who can vote for their favorite film by rating each film they saw.
The film with the highest score wins the title of Audience Choice Best Film.
2021 I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski
2022 POLAŃSKI, HOROWITZ. HOMETOWN by Anna Kokoszka-Romer & Mateusz Kudła
GENERAL TERMS OF FILM SUBMISSION
Note: Films must be submitted by 20 JULY to be considered for the 2023 Polish Film Festival in Perth.
Submissions for the 2024 editions of the festival remain open until the closing date is announced early next year.
Film submission is open all year round. The final selection is usually made two months before the festival start. All films submitted prior are taken into consideration. Films submitted after the selection process ends will be considered for the next edition.
Unless indicated otherwise, your submission will be considered for screening/s in Sydney and Perth. The film may be selected to screen in both cities or only one of them depending on festival dates and program requirements.
Films should be submitted for selection in the following way:
By returning a completed entry form available here. You can also submit the film by including all key information in an email, in which case please read and copy-paste the festival T&C included on the form to confirm you agree to them).
By sending a private link to the content and a password for password-protected work
By meeting the key requirements listed below.
The film must be made by Polish filmmaker/s (director, producer or key crew members) or a filmmaker/s of Polish descent. Alternatively, it should have a strong Polish component to justify inclusion in the Polish Film Festival.
The film submitted must represent the final form in which the film will be exhibited.
Films in a language other than English must be supplied with English subtitles at least three weeks before the event start.
A preview link to a film must be provided with your submission.
Unless other arrangements are made film must be available in DCP format for cinema screenings.
When an encrypted DCP is to be supplied, two KDM sets must be issued to all cinema screens, one for testing purposes and the second for the actual festival screening of the film. Alternatively, one KDM with longer access dates can be provided to cover the film test and festival screening/s.
Promotion materials (a press kit, at least four images, film teaser and/or a trailer) must be delivered upon request
Film must be submitted by a person authorised to do so.
A completed film submission form (or an email with all key information, a preview link, and approval of festival Terms and Conditions) must be sent to info (at) polishfilmfestival.org. There is no entry fee and no license fee is payable for work submitted to compete for the Audience Choice Award.