The 11th edition of the international documentary film festival Gdańsk DocFilm Festival (Dignity & Work) will be held from June 5th to June 9th in Gdańsk, in the cinemas Neptun and Kameralne located at 57 Długa Street. For this year’s competition we received over 300 films from 44 different countries, such as USA, Great Britain, Denmark, Brazil, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Belarus, Croatia, Palestine, Israel and others. Apart from the presentation of competition films there will also be special screenings: World Panorama, review of Iranian cinema, screenings Enabled/Disabled, and retrospectives of different directors.
Recordings of musical films will be screened every evening – Classic Rock Evenings, entrance free. Likewise, there will be no admission fee to the inauguration of the festival with live music by Contemporary Noise Sextet. The viewers can also count on meeting with directors, lectures and Masterclass workshops.
The presiding juror of this 11th edition of the festival will be Marcel Łoziński (graduated from department of directing in PWSFTViT; pedagogue; member of AMPAS; he was giving lectures in Paris Film School FEMIS and in the Institute of Polish Culture in the University of Warsaw; he conducted workshop trainings in documentary film in Marseille; he is the head of the documentary course in Wajda School). Dorota Paciarelli (graduated from the Department of Production in PWSFTViT; actress; former vice-director of PISF; international coproduction and european regional funds specialist, member of Association of German Film and Television Playwrights VeDRA and European Film Academy) and Katayoon Shahabi (film producer from Iran) will be assisting Marcel Łoziński in evaluating of the competition films.
The winner of the contest will be given the “Gate of freedom” statuette and cash prize of 10000zł endowed by the President of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz. Like every year the special commendations and audience award will be given, and another prize will be given to one of the voting viewers.
Tickets: for one day – 12zł, for the whole festival – 35zł.
See you in the cinema!