In the area of film, the Institute presents the contemporary and classic achievements of Polish cinema to international viewers, working to support a continual presence at international festivals and retrospectives. The Institute also supports the development of projects that present young Polish artists and acts to create opportunities for them to establish new international contacts, which in the future may bear fruit in collaborative efforts.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute works with partners from the entire world, including Cinemateket Kopenhaga, the Danish Film Institute, Georgian Film Centre, Reykjavik International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Tbilisi International Film Festival and the Harvard Film Archives, while maintaining close relationships with Polish partners including the Polish Film Institute, the National Audio-visual Institute, Polish Culture Institutes, the National Film Archive, the Gdynia Film Festival and the T-Mobile New Horizons Festival.

In recent years, numerous film projects have been carried out, including the multi-year programme Cinema for Social Change (in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova); the Common Baltic Short Film Contest; the production of the film Wróblewski According to Wajda, directed by Andrzej Wajda; a retrospective of W.J. Has films in the Harvard Film Archive; and the production of Guide to the Poles, a series of six documentary films.

Key events in 2017 will include the continuation of the Cinema for Social Change project (in Ukraine and Azerbaijan); the co-production of the film Following Her Voice: In Search of Marcella Sembrich, directed by Radka Franczak; another edition of the Common Baltic Short Film Contest; a review of Polish animation as part of the Shanghai International Film Festival; production of a documentary film about Wojciech Kilar, directed by Violetta Rotter-Kozera; and a set of events related to the publication of Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has, by Annette Isdorf, a professor at Columbia University, planned for May of this year. As in every year, an important element of the programme will be study visits, thanks to which foreign guests will have the opportunity to get to know the Polish film industry and establish contacts, and thus to open up new possibilities for collaboration in the future.

Please visit the portal to find out more about contemporary Polish film.


  • 10Nov'19 - 23Nov'19

    8th Poland Film Festival in Japan

    On the centenary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan, Poland Film Festival presented a special programme dedicated to relations between the two countries. The audience in Tokyo and Kyoto had an opportunity to watch twenty two Polish films screened at the event. More #asia
  • 29Aug'19 - 05Sep'19
    Kadr z filmu

    Polish Focus at the Seoul International Women's Film Festival

    SIWFF will feature screenings of seven films by Polish female directors, a lecture on the work of filmmaker Wanda Jakubowska as well as a meeting with the authors of the films ‘Solidarity according to Women’ and ‘Women Power’. More #asia
  • Polish Cultural Programme in Korea 2019

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and South Korea, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute presents a cultural programme under the motto ‘separated by 7800 kilometers, connected by culture’. The series of Polish events will include a culinary project ‘Poland on Fire’, open-air staging of ‘Macbeth’, presentation of folk dance music, screenings of Polish cinema classics, exhibition of Polish design, performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s famous work and many more. More #asia
  • 07May'19 - 29May'19

    Feast of Polish Cinema in Seoul

    Between 7th and 29th May 2019, the first Polish Film Festival in the history of Polish-Korean cultural relations will be held in Seoul. During the three weeks of the event, the audience will have a unique opportunity to see the works of the most outstanding artists of Polish cinema. More #asia
  • Capturing Freedom Short Film Contest 2019: Open for Entries

    This year’s Capturing Freedom short film contest revolves around the social aspects of cinematography and the influence it has on its viewers. Film school students and graduates from any country worldwide aged up to 35 may submit a film up to 10-minutes-long by 5th May 2018. More #film

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Published at: 2016.05.18 13:16
Updated at: 2017.09.07 19:15
Author: Sylwia Wysłowska
Written by: Sylwia Wysłowska