Ekran Polish Film Association is a grassroots non-profit organization founded in Toronto by a group of individuals who are passionate about showcasing new media arts and films with both a Polish and multicultural focus.

Polish History In Film Masterpieces

To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Poland’s regained independence, the Polish Filmmakers Association is organizing a series of screenings of films with a historical theme. The screenings of these masterpieces of Polish cinema will be held throughout 2018 on four continents; Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

The idea behind the project is to disseminate knowledge of Polish art and history in the international arena by presenting films of outstanding artistic quality. The canon of seven works recommended by a committee of experts offers audiences around the world both a wide thematic spectrum and a diversity of aesthetics.

The films selected show various historical periods, from Poland under the Partitions in The Promised Land and Nights and Days, via the Second World War in The Pianist and Volhynia, and the Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw 44, to the post-war fight against the communist authorities in Ashes and Diamonds and Man of Marble.

22 Chaser dir. Rafal Sokolowski

Polish-Canadian award-winning film and theatre director / 2013 Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival. winner

Rafal Sokolowski / Director \ 2018 guest

award winning director / winner of the “Golden Claw” at the 43rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia / Netflix Original Series director

Olga Chajdas / Director \ 2018 guest

2018 Winner of Best Costume Design at the 43rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia for her work on the film “The Pardon”.

Monika Onoszko / Costume designer \ 2018 guest

Debuting his first short film "On the Road” / started his career as an Assistant Director for films such as Andrzej Wajda’s “Walesa: Man of Honour”

Bartosz Nowacki / Director \ 2018 guest

film, theatre and television actor / co-stars alongside Robert Wieckiewicz & Olgierd Lukaszewicz in “A Cat with a Dog”.

Bozena Stachura / Actress \ 2018 guest

award winning actor, director / 2017 Best Supporting Actor winner for “Silent Night” at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia

Arkadiusz Jakubik / Actor \ 2018 guest


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