That’s a Wrap on Toronto’s 10th Polish Film Festival!
Toronto’s 10th Polish Film Festival closes the curtain after an almost 2 week extravaganza of the best in contemporary Polish cinema.
The nearly 2 week long festival ended on a high note on Sunday November 18th with a second screening of director Filip Bajon’s epic period drama The Butler (Kamerdyner) and a vibrant audience for the documentary The Gorals (Ostatni Gorale) Co-Presented by The Polish Highlanders Association of Canada. Producer & Editor Maciej Pawełczyk attended the screening which was followed by a Q&A with special guest moderator, Anna Cyzon. Cyzon was a perfect pick to interview Pawelczyk, her father is a “Góral”from Rabka and relatives of hers were showcased in the film. She attended the screening wearing a dress made from a traditional Polish Highlander scarf created by Warsaw based fashion designer Kamila Zielinska and Maria Nowincka’s new clothing line, Goralove.
This year the festival was bigger and better than ever. Between 2 cities (Toronto and Mississauga), 4 venues, 36 films (includes features, shorts & documentaries), 2 fabulous hosts (Anna Cyzon & Jolanta Mrotek) and of course SOLD OUT screenings of the most talked about Polish film of the year, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War (Zimna Wojna). It’s safe to say that Toronto’s 10th Polish Film Festival was our most ambitious to date.
Stay tuned this week as we announce our Jurys selection for Best Film, Best Short, Best Documentary, but for now enjoy more Festival Phots here!
Although our 2018 festival is over, this coming weekend November 24-26th we will be involved in co-screening (with the Polish Filmmakers Association) films to commemorate Poland’s 100th Anniversary of Regained Independence.
The Toronto Polish Film Festival would’ve not been possible without the amazing support from its co-producers, patrons, partners, sponsors, filmmakers, jury members, executive staff and most of all the volunteers and the movie goers who came out to supported us through 10 nights of impeccable contemporary Polish cinema in Toronto & Mississauga. Next year, 2019 will mark Toronto’s 11th Polish Film Festival and we cannot wait to do it all over again!