One of Europe’s oldest festivals dedicated documentary, animation and short films the festival first took place back in 1961. It is the oldest event of its kind in Poland, and to celebrate the festival’s fiftieth edition, Israeli cinema will be the special guest.
The seven-day festival which gets underway on 31 May, is divided in to three sections:
• International documentaries will compete for the relatively new Golden Horn award
• International short films will battle it out for the famous Golden Dragon trophy, and
• The best Polish film will leave the festival with the Golden Hobby-Horse.
Alongside the festival competition, a number of films will be screened in the non-competitive element of the event. Highlights will include the classic Sound of Music, Rocksteady – the Roots of Reggae and Colombia’s La Casa. The festival will also host a special night dedicated to music videos.
This year the films on show will be screened in a number of the city’s cinemas including the Kijow.Centrum, the Mikro, Kino pod Baranami, and the Krakowskie Centrum Kinowe ARS. A number of worjkshops, conferences and other events will also be held at a number of venues across the Polish capital of culture.