Tofifest is one of the biggest and most interesting summer film events in Poland. This year's festival motto is "Films Are for People". The entered films will compete for the Golden Angel statuette in two contests:
- the international competition for the best full-length feature (over 60 minutes)
- the international competition for the best short film (up to 60 minutes).
This year the festival invites audiences to a unique review, Poland's first, of young Swiss cinema as well as a retrospective of a visionary from Switzerland - Alain Tanner. Films by another master filmmaker - this year's Palme d'Or winner at Cannes, Michael Haneke - will also be screened. For fans of cult film trends, the festival organizers have prepared the first Polish retrospective of spaghetti westerns, including a special screening of Sergio Leone's Dollar Trilogy.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Polish cinema, Tofifest has prepared a review called "Polskie Kino Kobiet/a" / "Polish Cinema Woman/Women", presenting films by Barbara Sass, works by young female directors, and a review of films featuring pre-war star Helena Grossówna who thus makes an unusual "comeback" to her home town of Toruń after many decades.
Screenings of over 150 films will be accompanied by workshops, concerts, theatre shows, dance parties, and meetings with stars of European cinema.
For detailed information go to pages www.tofifest.pl.