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KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION

PROJECTS

Krakow Film Festival


Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest film event dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films in Europe. Festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open air screenings and meetings with the filmmakers.

Polish Docs


POLISH DOCS is a project launched in 2007 during Sunny Side of the Docs – is the common initiative of Polish Film Institute and Krakow Film Foundation. The main aim of the project is promotion of Polish documentary films abroad and assistance to the Polish filmmakers to present their films to the wide audience.

Polish Shorts


POLISH SHORTS is a project launched by the Polish Film Institute and the Krakow Film Foundation, implemented by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. It seeks to promote Polish short films (fiction, animation and documentary films) abroad.

When the Road Bends...
Tales of a Gipsy Caravan
(Opowieści Cygańskiego Taboru)


Krakow Film Foundation made its debut as a distributor in 2007, introducing the musical documentary When the Road Bends... Tales of a Gipsy Caravan by Jasmine Dellal into Polish arts cinemas.The film, nicknamed the Gypsy Buena Vista Social Club, presents the story of six-week North America tour, in which five Romany music groups from different countries take part. Polish premiere of Tales of a Gipsy Caravan took place during the 47th Krakow Film Festival. Four months later, the film went on tour in Poland.

Council of Europe Film Policy Forum


Council of Europe Film Policy Forum „Shaping Policies for the Cinema of Tomorrow” took place in Krakow between 11th – 13th September 2008. The aim of the Forum was to discuss the strategies of public support for film regarding their influence on preservation and protection of cultural diversity. Filmmakers, politicians, representatives of cultural organizations and institutions were participating in the meetings. The organizers of the event were: Council of Europe, Polish Film Institute, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, City of Krakow and European Think Tank for Film and Film Policy, the initiator of the project. Krakow Film Foundation was executive producer of the Forum.

Good Pitch


goodpitch Europe 2013 Krakow Film Foundation is a Friend and Ally of Good Pitch Europe; an innovative model that brings groundbreaking documentary films to life.

Good Pitch is a one-day live event first imagined by BRITDOC and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program in 2008. Good Pitch brings together filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policy makers, brands and media around leading social issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

Running several times throughout the year in the US and Europe, it brings together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and potential corporate and brand partners to form powerful alliances around groundbreaking films. At Good Pitch, each team has seven minutes to present their film and its associated outreach campaign to a roundtable of 10 invited representatives and a theater of participants. The 10 pitch table participants change for each project, assuring that the right films are always matched to the right partners. Krakow Film Foundation contributes as a potential distributor.

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