The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2019

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Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 

May 2020 / Warsaw, Poland / mdag.pl

“We encourage you to FREE YOUR MIND!” implores the charming website for the 16th annual Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival, the largest doc film festival in Poland (and the country’s first to organize a feature documentary competition, in 2008). Taking place across six Polish cities (Warsaw, Wrocław, Lublin, Gdynia, Katowice, and Bydgoszcz) in late spring, the festival’s most recent iteration boasted 160 film titles attended by a record-breaking 93,000 patrons. A further 19 cities were since added to the festival’s reach with its “Weekend with Millennium Docs Against Gravity” selection showcase of the fest’s best offerings. Recalls one panelist: “Am I a little biased because I won four awards from this festival with cash prizes? Maybe. Am I surprised that on my last night in Warsaw the festival staff ended up back in my hotel room finishing off bottles of bison grass vodka and watching the sun rise? Maybe not.”

Ljubo Stefanov (R) receives the Bank Millennium Grand Prix Award in Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2019’s main competition for Honeyland, which he co-directed with Tamara Kotevska. Photograph by Anna Czarnota

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1 Comment

  1. Maria Santagati

    August 1, 2019 at 5:28 am

    The Artis Center in Naples, Fl is really extraordinary. It’s the hub of performing arts, music, and film in Southwest Florida. It’s the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Symphony all in one – with art and entertainment for all ages. One of the things that impressed me most was the cultural campus for children, with programs for art and music in the form of summer camps, infusing art and music (and the importance of it) at a young age.

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