The inaugural edition of London's documentary film festival launches June 16-19, 2011 at University College London venues and the Prince Charles cinema. Over four days viewers have a chance to celebrate the best in documentary film making with 140 international films...
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London's Open City Documentary Festival brings out the best in Polish documentary cinema
The inaugural edition of London's documentary film festival launches June 16-19, 2011 at University College London venues and the Prince Charles cinema. Over four days viewers have a chance to celebrate the best in documentary film making with 140 international films, 20 cyclists powering the open air cinema, 10 acclaimed jurors, 6 screens, 5 prizes and live music. The diverse programme is split into strands including Obsessions, Crime & Punishment, Science Fictions, World Vision and City Scope.
From shorts to full-length feature films, Open City offers existing and emerging film makers from around the globe the opportunity to have their work seen by Oscar and BAFTA award-winning judges.
Poland's Paweł Pawlikowski, multi-BAFTA award winning director and Open City judge said:
"It's great to have a new festival in London bringing together practitioners and a broad public audience. At its best documentary film goes beyond the familiar and the cliché to reveal the mystery, the poetry, the ambiguity beneath."
Open City programme presents Polish documentaries in the "Poland Film Focus" section. The festival celebrates the achievement of film students works from the Andrzej Wajda Master School of film directing and the National Film School in Łódż. The majority of current Polish talent are emerging directors, including Grzegorz Zariczny, Igor Chojna, Daniel Zielinski, Lesław Dobrucki, Marcin Koszałka, Jakub Stozek, Grzegorz Krawiec and Julia Popławska. The festival also presents the UK premiere of two Polish documentaries; Krzysztof Kasior's "The Fourth Man" and E. Kubarska's extraordinary "What Happened on Pam Island".
The Open City London Documentary Festival presents a selection of Polish documentary films:
· June 16 at 2pm Screen 2
"Little Bride" by Lesław Dobrucki, 2009, Poland, 14'
· June 16 at 6pm AV Hill
"What Happened on Pam Island" by E. Kubarska, 2010, Poland, 63'
· June 16 at 6:30pm AV Hill
"Declaration of Immortality" by Marcin Koszałka, 2010, Poland, 29'
· June 17 at 4:40pm Screen 3
"Oh God Dear God" by Julia Popławska, 2010, Poland, 12'
· June 18 at 10:30am Screen 3 and
June 19 at 1:30pm Darwin Theatre
"The Fourth Man" by Krzsztof Kasior, 2010, Poland, 21'
· June 18 at 1:20pm AV Hill
"A Screening at the Tatry Cinema" by Igor Chojna, 2010, Poland, 27'
· June 19 at 1:20pm Screen 2
"That's Life" by Daniel Zielinski, 2010, Poland, 27'
· June 19 at 1:30pm Darwin Theatre
"Out of Reach" by Jakub Stozek, 2010, Poland 30'
"The Dog Hill" by Grzegorz Zariczny, 2010, Poland, 29'
"Honeymoon" by Grzegorz Krawiec, 2009, Poland, 29'
For more information on Open City see: www.opencitylondon.com
Date: 16th-19th of June, 2011
Organised by: University College London
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.