30/05/2007

The 47th Cracow Film Festival: 31st May-5th June 2007



One of Europe’s oldest and most renowned events dedicated to shorts, animations and documentaries will be celebrating its 47th edition this year, running from 31st May to 5th June. Taking place once again in Krakow, Poland’s most beautiful city, the Krakow Film Festival has run continuously since 1961 and in that time has retained an excellent quality program with a no-thrills approach. The programmers dedication to the best in new talent has always meant a high level of entrants to choose from and this reputation has thus ensured a continuing flow of applicants. However, such is the demand for spotting and buying up the next big thing is that the only conspicuous change has come with the Krakow Film Market which will run for the second time this year, from 1st-4th June.

The Festival traditionally features the Polish competition alongside the impressive panorama of Polish documentary, short features and animated productions with the international competition presenting award-winning films and new discoveries from all over the world. During the 47th edition the new competitive section for feature length documentary films will be launched. For the first time, the International Jury will choose the best film in this category out of the ten that made the shortlist. However, those wanting to see something else will find off-competition screenings featuring short films by great masters, newest, most talked-about feature length documentaries, retrospectives and a variety of special screenings.

This year the brilliant Belgian animator Raoul Servais will be honoured with the highest accolade of the festival, the Dragon of Dragons Award. The tenth recipient, he follows legendary names such as Jan Svankmajer, Albert Maysles and Yuri Norstein.
Read more on the award here

Visit the festival website here

1 comment:

Krakow said...

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