Since its inception in 2005, the New York Polish Film Festival has awarded the “Beyond Borders” prize, in the name of Krzysztof Kieślowski, to films which transcend national boundaries. The award is presented to the film that successfully illuminates the human spirit. Our carefully composed jury–comprised of prominent figures in film, culture, and art–will determine the festival’s highest prize.

Hanna Kosinska Hartowicz
Festival Director
The New York Polish Film Festival

Berlin, 4 February 2016

EFA Patronage 

Dear Hanna Kosinska Hartowicz,

On behalf of the EFA Board and its Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland I am happy to confirm our patronage for the upcoming New York Polish Film Festival taking place from April 26 to May 1, 2016 in New York and five other States throughout the year.

We very much welcome your plans of dedicating a special programme to Krzysztof Kieslowski who was the first director ever to win a European Film Award (at the 1st edition of the European Film Awards in 1988 with A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING).

We are looking forward to seeing the complete programme and kindly ask you to send any public announcement including our patronage to Pascal Edelmann, Head of Press & PR (p.edelmann@europeanfilmacademy.org) for prior approval. The wording of our involvement should be: Under the Patronage of the European Film Academy. Pascal Edelmann will also send you the EFA logo.

Wishing you much of success,

with kindest regards,
Marion Döring
Director European Film Academy
Producer European Film Awards

 

EFA Patronage Letter PDF

 

The New York-Polish Film Festival presents its 12thAnnual showcasing of Poland’s most riveting cinematic feats. We are the largest festival on the East Coast of the United States promoting and presenting Polish films. The New York Polish Film Festival turns to your company for sponsorship for the 12th Annual NYPFF April 27- May 1, 2016.

Uder the honorary patronage of Andrzej Wajda, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the USA, and the European Film Academy The New York Polish Film Festival is proud to announce its 12th annual edition from April 27- May 1, 2016.

Most of the screenings will take place at the Anthology Film Archives and will feature conversations with the actors and directors from Poland. Among the selection of acclaimed new Polish films are:

Body, directed by Malgorzata Szumowska (winner of the Silver Bear at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival);

NY premieres of The Righteous by Michał Szczerbic, and The Here After by Magnus Von Horn (Cannes 2015 Directors Fortnight and Toronto Film Festival selection);

The Polish box office hit Those Daughters of Mine by Kinga Dębska, starring Agata Kulesza (best known in the US from the Oscar-winning Ida);

Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 Minutes;

Polish-French co-production Raging Rose by Julia Kowalska;

Planet of Singles by Mitjia Okron, a comedy starring one of Poland’s most popular actors, Maciej Sthur.

The NYPFF will also honor the memory of Krzysztof Kieslowski on the 20th anniversary of his death, a special retrospective screening of two of his masterpieces will be presented. It will be introduced by Annette Insdorf, Columbia University Film Professor and author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski.

After presenting more than 250 Polish features, shorts and documentaries, which were widely viewed by both the Polish and American public in New York City NYPFF has grown into an integral part of New York’s cultural life.

The Festival has the support of The Polish Consulate in New York, as well as our sponsors without whom the festival could not exist.

We would like to invite you to become New York Polish Film Festival’s SPONSOR. Together we shall achieve a buoyant, successful and memorable event.

Events of this nature have only been made possible through generous contributions and sponsorship from individuals and corporations. Attached are the specifics of the benefits that we offer for your sponsorship. Please visit our website at www.nypff.com for more information about NYPFF 2016 and to see last year’s programs and photo gallery.

Thank you in advance for your kind attention and consideration in this matter.

I hope that you will be a part of our festival and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

For more information, please contact NYPFF Director Hanna Hartowicz

info.nypff@gmail.com

and check the website, www.nypff.com

 

Sincerely,

Hanna Kosinska Hartowicz

Festival Director

Hanka Hartowicz Poductions FILMART

 

 

The New York Polish Film Festival – under the honorary patronage of Andrzej Wajda, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the USA, and the European Film Academy – is proud to announce its 12th annual edition from April 27- May 1, 2016. After presenting more than 250 Polish features, shorts and documentaries, the NYPFF has grown into an integral part of Manhattan’s cultural life. Most of the screenings will take place at the Anthology Film Archives between April 27 and 30, and will feature conversations with the actors and directors from Poland. Among the selection of acclaimed new Polish films are:

 Body, directed by Malgorzata Szumowska (winner of the Silver Bear at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival);

NY premieres of The Righteous by Michał Szczerbic, and The Here After by Magnus Von Horn (Cannes 2015 Directors Fortnight and Toronto Film Festival selection);

The Polish box office hit Those Daughters of Mine by Kinga Dębska, starring Agata Kulesza (best known in the US from the Oscar-winning Ida);

Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 Minutes;

Polish-French co-production Raging Rose by Julia Kowalska;

Planet of Singles by Mitjia Okron, a comedy starring one of Poland’s most popular actors, Maciej Sthur.

 

The NYPFF will also honor the memory of Krzysztof Kieslowski on the 20th anniversary of his death: in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute, a special retrospective screening of one of his masterpieces will be presented. It will be introduced by Annette Insdorf, Columbia University Film Professor and author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski.

 

For more information, please contact NYPFF Director Hanna Kosińska – Hartowicz—info@gmail.com– and check the website, www.nypff.com.

 

Volunteers Needed!

New York Polish Film Festival
April 27 – May 1, 2016
Seeks a Part-Time Volunteers for its Annual Film Festival

Great opportunity for students, or anyone interested in film, and volunteering in a film festival setting.
Currently recruiting key volunteers and interns to start immediately. Most work is done remotely, but 1-2 regular meetings are required every week.
Students and/or experienced and skilled retirees and administrative assistants, marketing and social media specialists are most welcome. Other areas include filmmaker contacts, administrative tasks and organization. Presence during the festival in April is important.

We expect interns to:
– Be responsible & self-motivated
– Have excellent interpersonal skills and creative thinking
– Be available for a minimum of 2 months starting March.
– Commit to at least 10-12 hours / week
– Have knowledge of database and other mailing list management
– Have expertise in Word, Excel, Google Docs, social media outlets.

We prefer (but do not require):
– Previous experience in events management
– Previous experience in fundraising
– Experience and/or contacts in the film, hospitality and media industries
Ability to solicit paid advertising space for booklet (commission paid on secured ads)
Polish/English speaking

Benefits to interns:
Free tickets to screenings
– Opportunity to meet filmmakers and guests.
– Excellent experience in all aspects of festival organization.
– Networking and meeting with local filmmakers and other film industry people.

To apply: Please email us mentioning your area of expertise and interest. Also tell us about yourself as this is a way for us ot get to know you.

Email us at: info.nypff@gmail.com
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you!

you can visit us at www.nypff.com
or visit Facebook : The New York Polish Film Festival

Click the button below to download Volunteer Form.

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2015 WINNERS!

The Krzysztof Kieslowski Beyond Borders Award in the Documentary/Short film category goes to

“Solidarity According to Women”
directed by Marta Dzido and produced by Piotr Sliwowski.

This extraordinary documentary addresses the long-neglected theme of Polish women’s contributions to the building of democracy in Poland. Marta Dzido’s picture opens up an opportunity of seeing the achievement of Polish democracy in its full dimension.

Special Jury Award goes to the documentary

“Aktorka” (The Actress)
for preserving and celebrating the extraordinary talent of Elzbieta Czyzewska.

The Jury was happy to announce that the Elzbieta Czyzewska Award for best acting goes to Elzbieta Czyzewska herself, the actress who successfully managed to transcend cultural distances, and create a transatlantic bridge between Poland and the United States. Elzbieta’s magnetic personality contributed to the intense and exciting cultural life in New York City. She is dearly missed by all.

The Jury commended the directors of “The Actress”, Kinga Debska and Maria Konwicka for making Elzbieta Czyzewska the subject of their documentary. Elzbieta’s magnetic personality contributed to the intense and exciting cultural life of New York City.

An Honorary Mention goes to

“The Shadow Forest,”
directed by Andrzej Cichocki, for accomplished cinematography and sound direction.

JURY:

Andrzej Dobrowolski, Journalist
Vladek Juszkiewicz, Director of the Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles
Izabela Kalinowska, Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University (Head of the Jury)
Janina Kijner, poet, writer, independent filmmaker
Kasia Kruk, filmmaker, producer, writer, based in New York
Elzbieta Matynia, Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research
Sheila Scaff, Director of the Master’s Program at the Galleton School at New York University
Tomasz Tomaszewski, Grahpic Designer

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL

New York, May 1-3

With five nominations for Polish filmmakers, an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and a Silver Bear at Berlinale, 2015 is off to being a very special year for Polish cinema! For the past eleven years, the New York Polish Film Festival’s programs have reflected diverse styles and subjects of Poland’s feature, short, animated and documentary films. Polish Film Festival returns in May 2015 with an exciting array of features and shorts.

In light of the recent death of Krzysztof Krauze, the festival pays homage to this master director with retrospective screenings of his work, including Papusza, a poetic picture about the Roma poet, with beautiful black & white cinematography.

The Festival includes new fiction features like Gods (Bogowie) by Łukasz Palkowski, winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and Polish Egle 2015. Among the acclaimed documentaries is Actress (Aktorka), about the late Elzbieta Czyżewska, and–in partnership with the JCC–The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer and The Return.

Special thanks to our Official Sponsor, Żywiec Polish Beer, and our Honorary Patrons: Consulate General of Republic of Poland in New York & Director Andrzej Wajda.