Warsaw International Film Festival
25th Warsaw Film Festival
The festival is host to the International Federation of Film Critics awards for enterprising filmmaking in Central Europe and beyond (i.e. Denmark and Israel). The 30th edition took place between 10 October to 19 October 2014.
The programme consists of the following sections:
- The International Competition – premiering competition for international features
- 1–2 Competition – for 1st and 2nd feature films
- Free Spirit Competition – competition for independent, innovative, rebellious feature length fiction and documentary films from all over the world.
- Documentary Competition
- Shorts Competition – For narrative, documentary and animated shorts (up to 40 minutes) from all over the world. Winners are Academy Awards eligible.
- Special Screenings – non competitive section dedicated to acclaimed filmmakers from all over the world
- Family Cinema Weekend
All the films presented, regardless of the section (competitive or non-competitive), are eligible for the Audience Award.
- International Competition Jury
- The Competition 1–2 Jury
- Free Spirit Competition Jury
- Documentary Competition Jury
- Shorts Competition Jury
- Jury FIPRESCI
- Jury NETPAC
- Ecumenical jury - by SIGNIS
- 1985 – Film Discussion Club "Hybrydy" founds the festival, originally named Warsaw Film Week. Festival's creator Roman Gutek becomes its first director.
- 1991 – Stefan Laudyn becomes new director of the festival and name Warsaw Film Week changes to Warsaw Film Festival.
- 1995 – festival is being organised by Warsaw Film Found for the first time
- 2000 – festival gets accreditation from FIAPF and changes its name again into Warsaw International Film Festival
- 2005 – for the first time FIAPF juror gives special awards during Warsaw International Film Festival
- 2009 – FIAPF adds Warsaw International Film Festival to a group of international contest festival (which other members are Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, San Sebastian, Mar del Plata, Karlovy Vary, Montreal, Cairo, Moscow, Tokyo and Shanghai)
International Competition winners
|2002||Grand Prix||Edi||Edi||Piotr Trzaskalski||Poland|
|2003||Grand Prix||With Love, Lilly||Russian: С любовью, Лиля (S luboviu, Lilia)||Larisa Sadilova||Russia|
|2004||Grand Prix||The Beautiful City||Persian: شهر زیبا (Shahr-e Ziba)||Asghar Farhadi||Iran|
|2005||Grand Prix||Sorry for Kung Fu||Oprosti za kung fu||Ognjen Sviličić||Croatia|
|2006||Grand Prix||Euphoria||Russian: Эйфория (Eyforia)||Ivan Vyrypaev||Russia|
|2007||Grand Prix||Night Train||Chinese: 夜行列车||Yi Nan Diao||China / Hong Kong / France|
|2008||Grand Prix||Yuri's Day||Russian: Юрьев день (Yurev Den)||Kirill Serebrennikov||Russia / Germany|
|2009||Grand Prix||Lourdes||Lourdes||Jessica Hausner||Austria / France / Germany|
|2010||Grand Prix||Incendies||Incendies||Denis Villeneuve||Canada|
|2011||Grand Prix||Rose||Róża||Wojciech Smarzowski||Poland|
|2012||Grand Prix||Tango Libre||Tango Libre||Frédéric Fonteyne||Belgium / France / Luxembourg|
|2013||Grand Prix||Ida||Ida||Paweł Pawlikowski||Poland|
|2014||Grand Prix||The Coffing In the Mountain||Chinese: 心迷宫||Xin Yukun||China|
|2015||Grand Prix||Neon Bull||Boi Neon||Gabriel Mascaro||Brazil|
|2016||Grand Prix||Malaria||Persian: مالاریا (Malaria)||Parviz Shahbazi||Iran|
|2017||Grand Prix||Out of Frame||片甲不留||Wai Lun Kwok||Hong Kong|