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WE WELCOME NEW MAJOR SPONSOR - Perth Vascular Clinic 

June 09, 2019

We' are pleased to welcome to our 2019 Family of Festival Sponsors Perth Vascular Clinic – our new Major Sponsor.

Established in 2006 by renowned Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Dr Marek Garbowski, Perth Vascular Clinic has a reputation for putting patients first. Highly qualified in all aspects of Vascular Health, Dr Garbowski is able to assist
his patients throughout the treatment process. From initial consult to suitable treatment options.

Passionate about Vascular Surgery, Dr Garbowski teaches at both University of Western Australia and Notre Dame University sharing his expertise with the next generation of medical practitioners.

https://perthvascularclinic.com.au/

BUNBURY CARINE JOONDALUP SUBIACO

 

SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT: PERŁA RETURNS AS A MAJOR SPONSOR

May 29, 2019

Perła returns as a Major Sponsor of the Polish Film Festival in Perth!

 

We' are pleased to confirm Perła as a Major Sponsor of the upcoming 5th Polish Film Festival.

 

Perła Lublin Breweries is one of the largest regional beer producers in Poland, and Perła the biggest independent beer brand.

 

Perła Chmielowa is the flagship product of the brewery. The right selection of natural ingredients, the use of the best Lublin hops and the original, centuries-old recipe have the greatest impact on the unique qualities of this beer, a characteristic bitterness and golden color. Thanks to this, Perła Chmielowa is able to meet the requirements of the most demanding palates and enjoys recognition all over the world. 

 

In 2016 Perła Lublin Breweries won the International Taste and Quality Institute award for Superior Taste Award for Perła Chmielowa Beer Lower Fermentation – Pils.

NICHELVINIG RETURNS AS THE PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR THE THIRD TIME!

May 25, 2019

Returning as Presenting Sponsor for the 3rd consecutive year, Nicheliving is proud to announce its partnership with the Polish Film Festival to be held between 16 June and 7 July at Palace Cinema Paradiso in Perth.

 

Nicheliving has been helping West Australians achieve their dream of designing and constructing their own perfect homes for over 15 years. We create modern, fully finished homes using state-of-the-art technology to ensure a fast, stress-free experience.

http://www.nicheliving.com.au/

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 5TH POLISH FILM FESTIVAL

May 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce the dates of the 5th Polish Film Festival in Perth! The Festival will kick off on Sunday 16 June and close on Sunday 7 July. 

What's in store? An exceptional program of award winning and highly anticipated Polish feature films of 2019 and 2018, including seven Australian Premieres and two West Australian Premieres! 

All films screen at the Palace Cinema Paradiso in English or with English subtitles.

Full program will be revealed on Monday 27 May when tickets will go on sale. 
 

2018 PRESENTING SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT

August 04, 2018

2018 Festival presented by Nicheliving

We're thrilled to announce Nicheliving will be returning as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Polish Film Festival in Perth!

 

Nicheliving is Perth's largest affordable new home and land developer. Nicheliving provides all-inclusive homes and apartments at affordable prices in established suburbs throughout Perth.

Polish Film Festival in Perth is delighted with the support received from Nicheliving, which enables us to include more films and present a special screeening. 

http://www.nicheliving.com.au/

SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT: PERŁA

July 12, 2018

Perła joins Polish Film Festival in Perth as Major Sponsor!

 

We' are pleased to welcome to our 2018 Family of Festival Sponsors Perła – our Major Sponsor. Perła Lublin Breweries is one of the largest regional beer producers in Poland, and Perła the biggest independent beer brand.

 

Perła Chmielowa is the flagship product of the brewery. The right selection of natural ingredients, the use of the best Lublin hops and the original, centuries-old recipe have the greatest impact on the unique qualities of this beer, a characteristic bitterness and golden color. Thanks to this, Perła Chmielowa is able to meet the requirements of the most demanding palates and enjoys recognition all over the world. 

 

In 2016 Perła Lublin Breweries won the International Taste and Quality Institute award for Superior Taste Award for Perła Chmielowa Beer Lower Fermentation – Pils.

2017 FESTIVAL HAS COME TO AN END

June 15, 2017

Thank you for joining us in 2017!

 

The 3rd Polish Film Festival in Perth presented by Nicheliving has come to a close. We would like to thank you for attendance and your kind words about the Opening Night and the 2017 program!

A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers, to all partners and sponsors as well as individual supporters who keep helping us in many ways.

The 2017 event was brought to you with the support of our presenting sponsor Nicheliving, principal sponsor Żywiec, major sponsor Telstra Business Centre Belmont and affiliate sponsors: General Sikorski Polish Club, Go Print, Tony Sadler Cannington, Liquor Barons - Rossmoyne Cellars, ITVN and CL Projects.

We also thank for the support and the honorary patronage of Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney and the support from Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej.

2017 PROGRAM ANNOUNCED!

May 04, 2017

Polish Film Festival in Perth presents 2017 program!

 


Polish Film Festival in Perth is thrilled to present for the thrid time a celebration of exciting Polish cinema in Western Australia and announce the most comprehensive line up of films to date. 

From MARIE CURIE (Maria Skłodowska-Curie), an inspirational biopic of one of the greatest scientists of all time that will open the 2017 Festival to SPOOR (Pokot), the Silver Bear winning thriller by the renowned three-time Oscar nominated director Agnieszka Holland, this year's event has something for everyone.

Highlights of 2017 program also include the critically acclaimed debut THE LAST FAMILY (Ostatnia Rodzina), with an endless list of awards received at major national and international film festivals, and AFTERIMAGE (Powidoki), the last film of the late Andrzej Wajda, a master of world cinema, recipient of an Honorary Oscar, the Palme d'Or, as well as Honorary Golden Lion and Golden Bear, who defined Poland as the centre of art-house cinema in Central Europe.

The 2017 Polish Film Festival is presented by Nicheliving and organised under the honorary patronage of the Consulate General of Republic of Poland in Sydney and with the support of many wonderful sponsors

Each film will screen only once and tickets may sell out, so don’t miss your chance and book your tickets early

MAJOR SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

May 01, 2017

Telstra Business Centre becomes major sponsor

 

It is our pleasure to announce that Telstra Business Centre Belmont has become a major sponsor of the 2017 Polish Film Festival in Perth.

The Telstra Business Centre Belmont helps local businesses with the complete range of Telstra telecommunications solutions. Located at 138 Abernethy Road Belmont they have working technology on display and an experienced team available to offer professional advice. They can also meet with you face to face at your business and to help improve your business efficiencies, improve your customer interactions and increase your bottom line. 

PRESENTING SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT

May 04, 2017

2017 Festival presented by Nicheliving

 

Polish Film Festival in Perth is pleased to introduce our presenting sponsor for 2017, Nicheliving.

 

Nicheliving is Perth's largest affordable new home and land developer. Nicheliving provides all-inclusive homes and apartments at affordable prices in established suburbs throughout Perth.

 

Polish Film Festival in Perth is delighted with the support received from Nicheliving, which enables us to include more films and makes the 2017 program the most comprehensive to date. 

NEW SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT: ŻYWIEC

May 08, 2017

Żywiec joins Polish Film Festival in Perth as Principal Sponsor!

 

Polish Film Festival in Perth is delighted to welcome on board our new principal sponsor – Żywiec, sponsoring the 2017 edition of the Festival. 

Żywiec is one of Poland's largest and oldest brands of beer. It also remains the leader in the premium beer segment in Poland.

 

The iconic "Dancing Couple" logo is one of the most valuable trademarks in the beer industry in Poland and one of the most recognizable beer symbols in the world. Established over 160 years ago in Żywiec, Poland, the brand has won numerous awards and has been held up as a glowing example world-wide. A leader in Polish beer exports, Żywiec is shipped to over 30 countries and continues to be a national favorite

Żywiec was the first Polish brand to be awarded the Brand To Watch title at British edition of Superbrands. 

2016 FESTIVAL HAS COME TO A CLOSE!

July 03, 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


 
With the Sunday screening of 2015 film “Life Must Go On”, the 2nd Polish Film Festival in Perth has come to a close. We would like to thank our patrons for your attendance, creating a wonderful festival atmosphere and for your kind words about the programme and 2016 Festival in general!
 

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the event here in Australia and in Poland, including the Festival team of volunteers, individual supporters, key partners and sponsors.
 
The 2016 event was brought to you with the support of the Polish Film Institute, PRL Studio, ITVN, Summit Projects, Go Print, Consulate General of Republic of Poland in Sydney, CL Projects and Landmark Residential.  The prizes for giveaways were provided by the Rendezvous Hotel in PerthOllas Soy CandlesOrganique and Arbonne. Food for the Opening night was prepared with the help of local businesses Ludwik and Son and Rossmoyne Family Meats. 
 
We would also like to thank filmmakers, actors, producers and distributors for their help in bringing the films to Perth and promoting them to the Western Australian audience, as well as Cinema Paradiso staff for their help with holding the event at the venue.
 
Our final thank you goes to wonderful photography support from Kasia Mazurkiewicz and Anne Marie Lopez. Images from the closing night of the Festival and other screenings are now available on our website.
 
We hope you enjoyed the 2016 Festival and we do encourage you to share your thoughts about the event in our post-Festival survey. Not only will it help us evaluate the 2016 event but also gives you a chance of winning great prizes. 

We are still taking expressions of interest for additional on-demand sessions in Perth - if you or your friends missed any films or want to see them again, please let us know via the form on this page

We hope to see you again next year! 

2016 FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY KICKED OFF!

June 16, 2016

The 2nd Polish Film Festival in Perth has officially kicked off at Cinema Paradiso last night!

Thank you to everyone for joining us at the Opening Night and the screening of a comedy-drama These Daughters of Mine. Thank you for such a wonderful turn up and a great vibe in the cinema. Congratulations to the winners of the Lucky Door Prize draw! We have more prizes for you to win, including accommodation for two at Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central, set of candles from Ollas Soy Candles, cosmetics from Organique and a gift voucher from Arbonne. To enter the draw all you need to do is buy tickets to the 2016 Polish Film Festival in Perth, attend you preferred screenings and share your thoughts in our survey

 

We hope to see you again at the upcoming screenings! Tickets are available at www.polishfilmfestival.org.

In the meantime have a look at the photos from last night!

2016 FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED

May 10, 2016

Polish Film Festival in Perth is pleased to announce the start of its 2nd annual film festival in the capital city of Western Australia. The event will be held at the Cinema Paradiso from 16 June to 3 July 2016.

 

After the success of the inaugural Polish Film Festival in Perth last year, the 2016 event brings another exciting program full of recent releases that will make you laugh, thrill, surprise and reflect.

 

Highlights of this year’s program include THESE DAUGHTERS OF MINE, a heart-warming drama about the strength of family ties, PLANET SINGLE, a spectacularly good rom-com and a smash hit of 2016, and WALPURGIS NIGHT, an outstanding feature debut that will remind you of the works of the greatest film masters. Screening alongside them are an award-winning thriller THE RED SPIDER, the box office stand out LETTERS TO SANTA 2 and a drama with Poland’s favourite actor, Tomasz Kot, LIFE MUST GO ON.

 

Each film will screen only once, so don’t miss your chance and book tickets today! 

MORNING FLICKS FOR KIDS

July 11, 2015

 

Polish Film Festival in Perth presents a special screening for our youngest! For the first time in Perth on a big screen, a selection of old favourites from Poland. Bolek and Lolek, Reksio (Rex) and the newest production from Studio Movie Drawing in Bielsko - Biała, Kocidrapka (Xavier the Cat).  

 

Do you remember the adventures of two creative brothers who are never bored? Or a little resourceful dog that is always willing to help others? The popular heroes won the hearts of millions of Poles. Let the kids enjoy these cartoon characters’ incredible adventures while you go on a sentimental journey yourself!

 

This two hour session is suitable for ages 2 to 7. All children under the age of 15 have to be accompanied by an adult. All films are non-dialogue. Food and drinks are not allowed at the Theatre.

 

Morning Flicks for Kids, Saturday 25 July, 10.30am, State Library of Western Australia, Northbridge.

 

Tickets on sale online or at the venue before the screening, unless sold out prior.

"CARTE BLANCHE" WINS THE GRAND PRIZE AT SHANGHAI IFF 

June 22, 2015

Great news comes from Shanghai just before our screening of CARTE BLANCHE in Perth. The 2015 film by Jacek Lusińsk has just won the Grand Prix of one the largest film festivals in Asia.

 

At the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival the jury, headed by the prominent director Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, The Return), unanimously granted the Jury Grand Prix to CARTE BLANCHE.

 

Inspired by true events CARTE BLANCHE is a story about respected high school teacher who hides his progressing blindness to fulfill his educational duty and help students with end of school exams. The film was shot almost entirely in Lublin and it features contemporary city with characteristic trolleybuses and beautiful Old Town.

 

CARTE BLANCHE screens in Perth Monday, 6 July at 6.30 PM at Cinema Paradiso 

NU WAY GLASS & GLAZING SPONSORS POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN PERTH

June 09, 2015

Polish Film Festival in Perth is pleased to announce Nu-Way Glass & Glazing as our major sponsor.

 

Nu Way Glass & Glazing are the premier double and triple glazing professionals in Perth and Western Australia. All their double glazed products are custom-made to order, made from German components to the highest of standards with technological innovations such as thermally broken frames or low emission glass. With energy efficiency being so important these days, installation of double and triple glazed windows is the best option to save the money on energy bills, secure warmth in winter and protect your interiors from the heat in summer.

 

Nu-Way Glass & Glazing have also a great range of shower screens, kitchen splashbacks, mirrors and sliding wardrobes.To find out more about their products visit their website or give them a call on 9303 2661.

 

The support of Nu-Way Glass & Glazing for the Polish Film Festival in Perth is much appreciated as it allows us to present and grow the event and bring the best Polish contemporary films to Perth.

 

The Polish Film Festival in Perth thanks all its sponsors and partners for their support!

"BODY" TO OPEN POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN PERTH

June 01, 2015

 

We're thrilled to announce that “BODY/CIAŁO” will be the opening film at the first Polish Film Festival in Perth – winner of the Silver Bear Award at this year's Berlin International Film Festival for Best Director – Małgorzata Szumowska and Best Actor - Janusz Gajos at Kino Pavasaris International Film Festival.

 

Touching, light in tone and beautifully nuanced film about the inextricable link between mind and body. "Body" explores various approaches to our relationship with our body and our sensory experience of the world. 

 

Mark your diaries – 3 July 2015 8.30pm Cinema Paradiso.

THE POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN PERTH IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF ITS PROGRAM

June 05, 2015

We have been very busy putting the event together and planning an exciting line up of films. We can’t wait to bring contemporary Polish cinema to Perth and share it with you at the first Polish Film Festival in Perth. 

And what do we have to offer you this year? A selection of award-winning films and some gripping new releases that you simply have to see. Winner of a Silver Bear at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival Body, winner of Grand Prix, Audience Award and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at 37th Montreal World Film Festival Life Feels Good, winner of Main Prize Best Film at Cottbus Film Festival Women's Day, one of the most expensive Polish film projects Warsaw 44  as well as Carte Blanche, a beautiful story inspired by true events about a respected high school teacher who hides his progressing blindness in order to fulfill his educational duty and help students with end of school exams.

THE POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN PERTH ORGANISED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH REVELATION FESTIVAL

June 05, 2015

We are very pleased to announce our partnership with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival  that is hosting us this year.

 

Revelation Film Festival is one of the longest running international film festivals in Australia, now in its 18th year. Each year it presents over 120 films from around the world and attracts over 12,000 patrons and 50 national and international guests over 10 days. Over its 18 years it has developed a reputation as Australia's leading independent film event and continues to actively advocate for Australian screen culture practice in a still conservative exhibition environment.

 

Revelation also includes a unique Academic component, industry discussion sessions, masterclasses, visual art exhibitions and other hybrid activity generated by the event or independent curators. Revelation always welcomes independently curated or initiated programs and ideas.  

 

We are very excited to launch the Polish Film Festival in Perth in concert with such a prestigious festival.

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