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  • Festival tickets and passes online

    27-th November 2020

    From November 30, 2020 from At 9:00 am you can buy tickets and festival passes on the platform. Festival pass PLN 15 – access to all films for 24 hours according to the Festival program Festival ticket PLN 5 – access to 1 film for 24 hours

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  • The programme of the 18th edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival

    18-th November 2020

    We are pleased to present the official programme of the 18th edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival. All competition films, as well as images displayed as part of special screenings, will be available online on the platform after purchasing a ticket from November 30, 2020 from 9:00 am. Festival pass PLN 15 - access to all films for 24 hours according to the Festival program Festival ticket PLN 5 - access to 1 film for 24 hours [dflip id="3218" ][/dflip] Download the program in pdf format here.

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  • 18th Gdańsk DocFilm Festival online only

    17-th November 2020

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting sanitary restrictions, the 18th edition of the Gdańsk DocFilm Festival will be conducted exclusively online. All competition films and images presented during the screenings and available to you on the MOJEeKINO platform after purchasing a ticket from November 30, 2020 from 9:00 am. Festival pass 15 PLN – access to all films for 24 hours according to the Festival program Festival ticket 5 PLN – access to 1 film for 24 hours

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  • Juries of the festival competitions

    9-th November 2020

    We would like to present jury of 18th edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, composed of: 1. Wiesław Saniewski - Head of Jury 18. GDFF 2. Katarzyna Boniecka - Member of Jury 3.

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  • Wiesław Saniewski

    Wiesław Saniewski

    9-th November 2020

    Film editor, Lecturer, Editing Consultant Director, writer. He was born on October 29, 1948, in Wrocław. Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry of the University of Wrocław, where he received a diploma in 1971 with a degree in mathematics. He studied at the Łódź Film School (graduated in 1980). He was a member of the 81/2 Academic Film Club. In 1971, he made the short Wielki świat/Big World, awarded at the student film festival in Katowice. He started as a film journalist. In the years 1974-1981, he was in charge of the film section of the magazine "Opole", then "Odra". He was awarded the Karol Irzykowski Award for his publications (1975). He is the author of reportages Pierwszy stopień do piekła/The First Step To Hell (1978) and film essays published as Wróżenie z kina/ Fortune Telling with Cinema (1978) and Niewinność utracona w kinie/Innocence Lost In The Cinema (1981). In 1977, he joined the "X" Film Studio. He was assistant to Andrzej Wajda, Sylwester Chęciński and Wojciech Marczewski. His debut was a television film, about a journalist for the independent press, titled Wolny strzelec/Freelancer (1981), not broadcast until 1987. In his work, he raises issues of imprisonment and ¬– usually insensitive – justice. In 1983, he directed the psychological drama Nadzór/Supervision, set in the prison environment, awarded at the Polish Film Festival in Gdansk. However, it had to wait five years for distribution, due to its criticism of the communist regime and its depiction of prison as a tool of repression used to make individuals passive and subordinate. His subsequent film, Sezon na bażanty/Pheasant Season (1985), is a fast-paced drama, also critical of the regime. After that, he made the psychological drama Dotknięci/Touched (1988, journalists' award at the festival in Gdynia). Deszczowy żołnierz/The Rainy Soldier (1996) divided the critics, provoking heated debates and discussions. Heavily criticised in Poland, it nevertheless met with a favourable reception abroad (Gold Star Award and the award for best director at the festival in Houston). He also directed documentary films. In 2006, he won several awards for Bezmiar sprawiedliwości/Lawless (also a TV series), and Wygrany/The Winner in 2011. He wrote the screenplays for all his films. He served two terms (1987-1990 and 1994-1996) as deputy chairman of the Polish Filmmakers Association. He teaches directing and screenwriting at film schools in Poland and abroad. In 1990, he received the Award of the City of Wrocław

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  • Katarzyna Boniecka

    Katarzyna Boniecka

    9-th November 2020

    Film editor, Lecturer, Editing Consultant In 2015, she graduated in film editing at the Film School in Łódź, Poland. As a freelancer, she edits documentaries, feature films, short films and animations. Her films have been shown and awarded at many international film festivals, including: Special Jury Sundance Award for the film "Object", IDFA ARRI Award for the film "When Will This Wind Stop", Grand Prix of the WFF for the film "The First Pole on Mars" and the Grand Prix VIS for "To Fly or Not To Fly". She received four individual ‘Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards’ in Best Editing category. She is a graduate of Berlinale Talents, she also took part in the Visegrad Film Forum, Structural Constellations, Professional Media Master Class and dok.incubator workshops. For 5 years she lectured with Jacek Bławut at the directing department of the Film School in Łódź, Poland. She also works as a tutor at Polish and international film editing workshops, including Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Turkey. She is also an editing consultant for feature films and documentaries, including "Unconditional Love" dir. R. Łysak, "19 | 91" dir. E. Śniegoska, "The Voices" dir. E. Mizutani.

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  • Andreas Voigt

    Andreas Voigt

    9-th November 2020

    Born in Eisleben, East Germany, 1953. Grown up in Dessau . Studied Physics in Cracow, Poland Studied national economy in Berlin, Germany Work as an editor and scriptwriter at the DEFA - Documentary Film Studio. Studied directing at the University for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg From 1987 to 1991 work as film director and scriptwriter at the DEFA-Documentary Film Studio in Berlin After the film studio was closed - as a consequence of German unification - working as independent film director, scriptwriter and producer for television, cinema, private companies and government organizations Awards (selection) • Bavarian Film Award 2016 for the best German documentary • Silver Wolf, IDFA, Amsterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands • Grand Prix, Earth Vision Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan • Grand Prix for Documentary, Festival du Film de Strasbourg, France • Dow, Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival, Germany • Golden Coins, Roshd International Film Festival, Teheran • Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Award for the best Documentary in German Television • Prize of the DEFA-Foundation, Germany, 2009 Filmwork in: France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Syria, USA Teaching documentary film making: USA (Eastman School for Music, Rochester) Canada (University of Toronto) Singapore (Film Department Ngee Ann) Syria (Damascus High School for Television) India, (German Goethe Institut) Germany (Media Academy Hamburg, University of Paderborn)

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  • Change of date and place 18th edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival

    17-th September 2020

    Due to changes in the dates of other festivals (including the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia), the 18th edition of the Gdańsk DocFilm Festival will finally take place on November 30 - December 2, 2020 at The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre.

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  • Films qualified to the competitions of the 18th Gdańsk DocFilm Festival

    16-th September 2020

    We have already come to know the films qualified for the Main Competition of the 18th edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival. Out of 130 documentary paintings, the selectors chose 15 titles to compete for the award, the Liberty Gate statuette and 20 000 PLN. Here they are: 1. „I need the handshakes” | Belarus, Poland | dir. Andrei Kutsila | 2020 | 18 min. 2. „My country so beautiful” | Poland | dir. Grzegorz Paprzycki | 2019 | 29 min. 3. „The Rag King” | Italy | dir. Allesandro Di Ronza | 2019 | 55 min. 4. „Weirdy” | Poland | dir. Paweł Dyllus | 2019 | 30 min. 5. „We have one heart” | Poland | dir. Katarzyna Warzecha | 2020 | 11 min. 6. „Tales from the Prison Cell” | Hungary, Croatia, Great Britain | dir. Abel Visky | 2020 | 82 min. 7. „The Fear” | Poland | dir. Pawlina Carlucci Sforza | 2020 | 28 min. 8. „Shadow Flowers” | South Korea | dir. Seung-jun Yi | 2019 | 109 min. 9. „Today, tomorrow…yesterday” | Poland | dir. Diana Kadłubowska, Krzysztof Kadłubowski | 2019 | 53 min. 10. „The Golden Land” | Slovakia | dir. Dominik Jursa | 2020 | 63 min. 11. „Dad You’ve Never Had” | Poland | dir. Dominika Łapka | 2020 | 30 min. 12. „In the Arms of Morpheus” | Netherlands | dir. Marc Schmidt | 2019 | 82 min. 13. „Sonny” | Poland | dir. Paweł Chorzępa | 2019 | 41 min. 14. „Boys Don’t Cry” | Netherlands, Italy | dir. Bobbie Faren Műller | 2019 | 10 min. 15. „The End of the Season” | Poland | dir. Stanisław Cuske | 2019 | 20 min. Fifteen pictures will compete in the Polish short feature film competition during the 18th edition of the Gdańsk DocFilm Festival. 1. „Marcel” dir. Marcin Mikulski | 2019 | 26 min. 2. „View to the wall” dir. Kobas Laksa | 2019 | 29 min. 3. „Hi, how are you” dir. Michał Chmielewski | 2019 | 25 min. 4. „Tumble” dir. Milena Dutkowska | 2019 | 30 min. 5. „A problem” dir. Tomasz Wolski | 2020 | 15 min. 6. „Vacancy” dir. Agata Trzebuchowska | 2019 | 29 min. 7. „Ondine” dir. Tomasz Śliwiński | 2019 | 40 min. 8. „My heart” dir. Damian Kocur | 2019 | 30 min. 9. „It’s good like that” dir. Marcin Sauter | 2019 | 23 min. 10. „Within me” dir. Maria Wider | 2019 | 21 min. 11. „Not a fairytale” dir. Zuzanna Karpińska | 2019 | 21 min. 12. „Restart” dir. Julian Tałandziewicz | 2019 | 20 min. 13. „Ricochets” dir. Jakub Radej | 2019 | 30 min. 14. „The exam” dir. Bartosz Paduch | 2019 | 27 min. 15. „Close2u” dir. Marek Głuszczak | 2019 | 26 min.

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  • Info about qualified films in september

    21-st July 2020

    Please be informed, that the lists of images qualified for both competitions: Polish short feature films and the international documentary film competition will be published on our website on September 14, 2020.

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  • Submission deadline has passed

    21-st July 2020

    The submission deadline for the Polish short feature films and documentaries of the 18th edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival has passed. We would like to thank all the creators for their submissions.

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  • Extension of the submission deadline

    22-nd June 2020

    The deadline for submitting Polish feature films and documentaries to the 18th edition of the Gdańsk DocFilm Festival has been extended to 15 July 2020. The entry form is for Polish Feature films is available on our  website. Competition entries for documentary films are available at FilmFestivalLife platform.

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  • Become a sponsor

    28-th April 2020

    Świadczenia dla Partnera Głównego 18 Gdańsk DocFilm Festival Wartość pakietu partnerskiego – 30 tyś. zł. Logo Partnera we wszystkich publikacjach materiałach reklamowych dotyczących GDFF, plakatach, format B1, przewidywany nakład: 500 sztuk Całostronicowa, kolorowa reklama w katalogu GDFF (okładka), nakład 1000 egzemplarzy, kolportaż 10 000 flayersów, ulotek i innych materiałów promocyjnych Logo Partnera na bannerach, roll-upach dostarczonych przez Sponsora w Przestrzeni Festiwalowej, w tym w ECS, miejscu debat i w miejscach wydarzeń okołofestiwalowych Logo Partnera i oficjalne informacje na stronie internetowej Gdańsk DocFilm Festival wraz z aktywnym linkiem do strony Sponsora ( ) Balony dostarczone przez Sponsora – unoszące się w ECS z logo Partnera – Partner Mecenasem Kultury Balony z logo Partnera wręczane spacerowiczom (szczególnie z dziećmi) + ulotki Duże powiewające flagi z logo Partnera zamocowane na wejściu do ECS Specjalne 2 metrowe standy Partnera lub balon reklamowy umieszczony w przestrzeni ECS lub poza nim dostarczone przez Partnera Możliwość STOISKA PROMOCYJNEGO Partnera – możliwość zaprezentowania swojej oferty (pozyskania nowych klientów), szczególne dotarcie do młodych ludzi i pozyskanie ich sympatii Liczne ekspozycje Partnera w relacjach z imprezy przeprowadzanych przez patronów medialnych (internet, telewizja, radio, prasa) Możliwość przeprowadzenia ankiet przez Partnera oraz rozdawania gadżetów – długopisów, breloczków i innych, dostarczonych przez Sponsora Możliwość zorganizowania dodatkowych konkursów w ramach Festiwalu promujących Partnera za sugestią Partnera Przekazanie Vipowskich zaproszeń i dwuosobowych karnetów na cały Festiwal i festiwalowe wydarzenia przedstawicielom Partnera Przekazanie Vipowskich zaproszeń i dwuosobowych karnetów VIPom z logo Partnera – prezydentom, premierom, ministrom, ambasadorom, przedstawicielom biznesu i świata sztuki i kultury, twórcom filmowym, ważnym dziennikarzom, itp. Wręczanie nagrody publiczności przez przedstawiciela Partnera podczas uroczystej Gali Finałowej – obecność wielu notabli, prezydenta, marszałka, ministra pracy, członków ambasad, wielu gości specjalnych z kraju i zagranicy, reżyserów, twórców, artystów, dziennikarzy i licznej publiczności Dotarcie z informacją do mediów, emisje spotu reklamowego z wymienieniem nazwy Partnera w rozgłośniach patronackich przed i podczas trwania imprezy Relacje na żywo z Festiwalu, w rozgłośniach radiowych, telewizjach, serwisach internetowych, np. Telewizja Polska, TOK FM,, itp. Emisje spotu reklamowego przygotowanego przez organizatorów wraz z logo Partnera na ekranach ledowych w Trójmieście Emisje spotu reklamowego Partnera przed każdym blokiem filmowym podczas Festiwalu (kilka razy dziennie) i Finałowej Gali (przygotowany przez Partnera – czas trwania spotu do 15 s.) Możliwość zrobienia zdjęć (uścisk dłoni, etc.) przedstawicieli z gośćmi specjalnymi ze świata filmu i wykorzystania materiałów do celów promocyjnych Przygotowanie pełnego raportu z imprezy wraz dokumentacją fotograficzną Informowanie o fakcie sponsorowania podczas konferencji prasowych, debat, wszystkich wydarzeń okołofestiwalowych i uroczystej Gali rozdania nagród Specjalne podziękowania dla Partnera Możliwość wykorzystania wszystkich materiałów do promocji firmy przez okres 12 miesięcy Gotowość i ogromna otwartość na propozycje promocyjne Partnera – wola i chęć współpracy przy realizacji pomysłów Istnieje możliwość zmiany nazwy Festiwalu poprzez dodanie cech Partnera tytularnego, umowa minimum na 3 lata. Wartość takiej opcji – 50 tyś zł rocznie Serdecznie zapraszamy do współpracy. Dyrektor Festiwalu Kazimierz Beer Email: Tel. +48 695.221999 Tel. +48.608.388208

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  • We are waiting for submissions for Polish short fiction films

    22-nd April 2020

    Call for entry for next year's, 18th Gdansk DocFilm Festival, for Polish short fiction films is now open and will close on 30th June 2020. The entry form is available on our website Entry form The films will compete for the Gdańsk Cranes award as well as for the financial prize. The 18th edition of the Gdańsk Docfilm Festival will take place on 10-13 December 2020 at the European Solidarity Centre. Attention: Competition entries for documentary films are available at: FilmFestivalLife

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  • 18th edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival

    1-st March 2020

    18th edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival   The 18th editon of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival will take place on 10 - 13 December 2020 at the European Solidarity Centre. For four days we will show the most interesting documentary films from all over the world that were made in years 2018 - 2020 and that will compete for the main prize - The Gate of Freedom. Competition entries are now available at: FilmFestivalLife

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