New York Polish Film Festival

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New York Polish Film Festival
New York Polish Film Festival logo.jpeg
LocationNew York City
AwardsKrzysztof Kieślowski Beyond Borders Award
Elżbieta Czyżewska Award
New York's Audience Award
Produced byHanna Kosińska-Hartowicz[1]
Film festivals

New York Polish Film Festival (abbreviated to NYPFF, Polish: Nowojorski Festiwal Filmów Polskich) is a film festival held annually in New York City since 2005. Its mission is to present and promote Polish cinema in the United States, to expose an American audience to Polish films, as well as to offer Polish filmmakers a rare opportunity to showcase their works in a major cultural center such as New York.[2] Each year the festival presents acclaimed selections of features, short films, animations and documentaries of Polish filmmakers regardless of the country where films were made. NYPFF is the only annual presentation of Polish films in New York City and the largest festival promoting and presenting Polish films on the East Coast.[3]


The film festival’s jury grants the "Beyond Borders Award," named in honor of Krzysztof Kieślowski, for the best feature, documentary and short films (only Polish productions and US premieres at the festival are qualified to compete). The audience votes for their choice of the best Polish films and the winners in each category are presented with the "New York’s Audience Award." In 2011, in memory of Elżbieta Czyżewska, an award for best actress was introduced.[4]

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  1. ^ "New York Polish Film Festival → About Us". Archived from the original on 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Nowojorski Festiwal Filmów Polskich już w maju" (in Polish). Filmweb. 25 April 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Święto polskiego kina w Nowym Jorku" (in Polish). Wirtualna Polska. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  4. ^ "New York Polish Film Festival → Awards". Archived from the original on 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012.

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