The New Horizons International Film Festival was launched for the first time in 2001. It was an event aimed at presenting independent artistic cinema, represented in Poland rather poorly at the time. From the very start the event looked for new ways of expression and sought to challenge frontiers set by conventional filmmakers.
This is a festival of cinema visionaries and adamant artists, brave enough to follow their own path against the trends and to talk about the most important matters using their own, unique language. The films chosen to be screened at the festival are unique for their qualities such as the unusual form and power of expression. They often evoke extreme reactions, bring up emotions, start vigorous discussions and provoke raptures and protests. Yet, it is this kind of productions that set the trends for the international cinema. The "Main Competition" is the epitome of the "new horizon" cinema concept.
At this year’s edition of the festival the audience will have a chance to see films screened as part of the retrospective dedicated to the UK filmmaker, Joanna Hogg. Other UK accents at the festival include a concert by Tindersticks and UK film productions shown in various sections of the programme.
More information can be found on the festival website.
British Council is partner of the festival.