In spite of the challenges of the pandemic, the 27th AAPFF was held online from November 6th through 8th, 2020.
We welcomed two virtual guests, dir. Agnieszka Holland and dir. Kobas Laksa. The interviews with both of them were available for viewing during the entire Festival.
Our Documentary and Short Film Competition received 54 submissions. Ewa Pięta Award for the Best Documentary and Andrzej Dolata Award for the Best Debut were given to Magda Zagała for the film The Neurosurgeon. The Best Short Film Award was given to Kobas Laksa for the film View to the Wall.
The Festival organizers thank the viewers and sponsors for their continued participation and financial support.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 28th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival in November. Hopefully in person this time.
We are offering three most recent feature films, Code Name: Challenge by Maciej Dutkiewicz, Icarus: The Legend of Mietek Kosz by Maciej Pieprzyca and I never cry by Piotr Domalewski.
We are proud to present our special virtual guest, Agnieszka Holland in an interview available for viewing during the entire Festival. Retrospectively, you can watch one of Holland’s most well-known films, Europa Europa from 1990.
We also have an amazing and free of charge lineup of very unique documentaries and short films selected in a juried competition.
Click here to view the program and find additional information.
As the 27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival approaches, the Polish Cultural Fund – Ann Arbor and the Festival Organizing Committee are responding to the global pandemic challenge with creativity and speed.
The 27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival will take place online, in accordance with the current COVID-19 State of Michigan restrictions and the Michigan Theater safety guidelines.
See the AAPFF webpage for more information.
18 stycznia 2020 roku w galerii the Society for Arts w Chicago, przewodniczący PCF – Ann Arbor, Andrzej Dolata spotkał się z dyrektorem SA i organizatorem Polish Film Festival in America – Krzysztofem Kamyszewem. W czasie spotkania omówiono doświadczenia obu fundacji w propagowaniu sztuki i kultury polskiej, a w szczególności promowania polskiej kinematografii oraz ustalono warunki dalszej współpracy i koordynacji festiwali. Obaj przewodniczący zgodzili się na częstsze spotkania i wypracowanie strategicznych działań związanych ze współpracą z instytucjami filmowo-artystycznymi w Polsce
We are happy to inform you that the 26th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival was held November 8 through 10, 2019 in the Michigan Theater. In all, 5 feature films, 5 documentaries, 6 short films and one full length animation were screened during those three excited days.
The audience was great, and the tickets were sold out for two films: Boże Ciało/Corpus Christi and Obywatel Jones/Mr. Jones.
The winners for the 2019 Documentary and Short Film Competition were:
Eric Bednarski (Best Documentary) for the film Warszawa: miasto podzielone/Warsaw: A City Divided
Stanisław Horodecki (Best Debut) for the film Na strajk!/On Strike!
Stanisław Horodecki (Best Short) for the film Na strajk!/On Strike!
Polish Cultural Fund – Ann Arbor thanks the viewers and sponsors for their continued participation and financial support.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2020 Festival
We are pleased to inform you that the 26th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival organized by the Polish Cultural Fund will take place November 8 – 10, 2019 at the Michigan Theater.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The film My Friend the Polish Girl by Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek, co-sponsored by the Polish Cultural Fund, was screened during the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival on March 30, 2019 at the Michigan Theater.