Friday 13 October 2017 to Sunday 22 October 2017
Kinoteka, Multikino Złote Tarasy

Warsaw Film Festival is part of the elite group of events recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (, along with the international film festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno or San Sebastian.

The programme of the 33rd edition of the Warsaw Film Festival consists of five competitive sections: International Competition, Competition 1-2, Free Spirit Competition, Documentary Competition and Short Films Competition, as well as five non-competitive sections: Special Screenings, Family Cinema Weekend, Discoveries, Classics from Poland and Best Shorts from Poland 2017.

Warsaw Film Festival is more than just films. Young journalists and critics will have a chance to participate in the FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project workshops, while emerging filmmakers in the Warsaw Next workshops. Warsaw Industry Days, organised jointly with the Polish Film Institute in the footsteps of the CentEast Market, will take place on 29-21October.

British Council, as part of the Creativity Talks series, is partner of the following events:

1)Meeting with Rich Warren – Director of the leading Short Film & Animation Festival in Bristol.

The meeting will take place on 21 October at 13.00 in Kinoteka. Rich Warren will talk about the Encounters festival, its profile and programme which features a selection of the world’s top-notch short film productions.

2)Meetings with Aro Korol around his film debut, Battle of Soho. Programme of film screenings and meetings with Aro Korol will be soon available on the festival website.