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Krakow Film Festival

Festival of Documentary, Animation and Short Films in Krakow.

About

Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest film events dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films in Europe. During 7 festival days viewers have an opportunity to watch about 250 films from Poland and abroad. Films are presented in competitions and in special sections like retrospectives, thematic cycles, archive screenings.

Festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open air screenings and meetings with the filmmakers. Every year Krakow Film Festival hosts about 500 Polish and international guests: directors, producers, film festival programmers and numerous audience from Krakow.

Awards

International Documentary Competition

  • Golden Horn for the director of the best film
  • Silver Horn for the director of the best medium-length documentary
  • Silver Horn for the director of the best feature-length documentary

International Short Film Competition:

  • Golden Dragon for the director of the best film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best documentary film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best animated film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best fiction film

International DocFilmMusic Competition

  • Golden Heynal for the director of the best film

National Competition: 

  • Golden Hobby Horse for the director of the best film
  • Silver Hobby Horse for the director of the best documentary film
  • Silver Hobby Horse for the director of the best animated film
  • Silver Hobby Horse for the director of the best fiction film

Audience Award for the best competition film selected in a survey among the audience

Dragon of Dragons Special Award for extraordinary achievement in the documentary and animated film genre presented by the Programme Council of the Krakow Film Foundation

Other awards approved by organisers and funded by associations, partners or institutions

Rules

  • Foreign films made in 2017 and 2018 that have not been screened publicly before 1 June 2017.
  • To be eligible for international competitions the film must be a Polish premiere and a world premiere is preferred.

Accepted preview screener formats:

  • Public or private video link with or without password with no expiration date (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube, etc.);
  • File upload via our web page (MP4, MOV);

The detailed technical information regarding uploading and sending film files is given in on-line entry form.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Documents

Place

Poland
Krakow

Official website

krakowfilmfestival.pl

Contacts

Address:

KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
ul. Basztowa 15/8a
31-143 Kraków
Poland

tel./fax: +48 12 294 69 45
Email: info@kff.com.pl
selekcja@kff.com.pl

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline for films made prior to 31 October 2017
    November 30, 2017
  • Deadline for films made after 31 October 2017
    January 31, 2018
  • Event dates
    27 May — 3 June 2018
Categories & Fees

International Short Film Competition: documentary, animated and fiction filmswith a running time of no more than 30 minutes.

  • Deadline for films made prior to 31 October 2017 — €10
  • Deadline for films made after 31 October 2017 — €10

Documentary films with a running timeofmore than 30 minutes (medium and feature-length films).

  • Deadline for films made prior to 31 October 2017 — €10
  • Deadline for films made after 31 October 2017 — €10

International Doc Film Music Competition: documentary music films with a running timeof more than 50 minutes.

  • Deadline for films made prior to 31 October 2017 — €10
  • Deadline for films made after 31 October 2017 — €10
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