May 2 · Opening Night Gala
THE DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA
110 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
May 4-7 · Festival’s Screenings
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 Second Avenue , New York, NY 10003
The annual New York Polish Film Festival presents its 13th annual showcase of Poland’s most riveting cinematic feats. From its beginning, the festival has offered an opportunity to discover various trends and developments in Polish cinema.
This year’s festival will honor the memory of world cinema legend, Andrzej Wajda, NY Polish Film Festival Honorary Patron for many years, – who passed away on October 9, 2016, just a few days after the premiere of his latest film AFTERIMAGE (POWIDOKI).
Andrzej Wajda's work is recognized for pioneering Polish cinema's influence in world cinema. In addition to many awards and recognitions for his films, he received both an honorary Oscar (Los Angeles, 2000) and an honorary Golden Bear (Berlin, 2006) for lifetime achievement.
Festival will present AFTERIMAGE (POWIDOKI) at Opening Night Gala Celebration at Directors Guild of America, as well as a screening of his classic ASHES AND DIAMONDS (1958). And in cooperation with the Wajda Film School in Warsaw, which was created by Andrzej Wajda and is celebrating its 15th anniversary, NYPFF will present a retrospective of its students’ short, documentary, and “first feature” projects.
The NYPFF will continue with screenings of some of the best new films from Poland, including THE LAST FAMILY by Jan P. Matuszyński, UNITED STATES OF LOVE by Tomasz Wasilewski, and the Polish blockbuster comedy SINGLES PLANET by Mitja Okorn, among many others.
The Festival is presented with the support of the Polish Consulate General in New York, the Polish Embassy in Washington, DC, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, the Governor of New York, and the Association of Polish Filmmakers, as well as our Sponsors.