Warsaw International Film Festival
Warsaw, Poland / October 11-20, 2019 / wff.pl/en
Warsaw’s charms are on full display during its festival. The Palace of Culture and Science houses the Festival Club, where people can network. There’s a concert after each day’s final screening and walking tours. Per fest Head of Media Magda Maksimiuk, “We have always put great pressure on ourselves to discover talent before it’s well-known around the world. Lenny Abrahamson, Nadav Lapid, Claire Denis, Baltasar Kormákur, Asghar Farhadi, and Paweł Pawlikowski presented their early films at the festival. And they keep coming back.”
Illustrations by Jacob Stead.
Fifty film festivals is not enough! As always, we had to leave out dozens of wonderful festivals this year. Feel free to give us an earful in the comments. Curious about past years’ lists? Read our 2018 list here, our 2017 list here, our 2016 list here, and our 2015 list here.
This article appears in MovieMaker’s Spring 2019 issue.