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At this site you can find information about the Festival, films, film makers, artists, as well as other news targeting both Polish only and English speaking audiences. As you visit our website, we welcome your suggestions and ideas.
Vladek Juszkiewicz, Festival Director and Founder

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OPENING NIGHT GALA
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

 Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. 90028

6:00 PM RECEPTION (Catering by Turek; bar by Shakespeare Vodka)
8:00 PM OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL– Zbigniew Banas (MC)
HB Barnum LIFE Choir - Polish & American National Anthems
Vocal Group MONK
WESSEX CONSORT

Presentation of Awards
The Artist of Polish Heritage Achievement Award:
LORETTA SWIT  

Screening of  THE ECCENTRICS. THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
(Excentrycy, czyli po slonecznej stronie ulicy)
by Janusz Majewski

Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our web site.

Winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards®

Foreign Narrative
Klara Kochanska,TENANTS, The Lodz Film School (Poland)

Alternative
David Henry Gerson, ALL THESE VOICES, AFI

Animation
Alicja Jasina, ONCE UPON A LINE, USC

17TH ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
October 12 - 20, 2016

Gala Opening of the Festival
Egyptian Theatre
October 12, 2016

Laemmle's NoHO 7
October 13 - 20, 2016

Laemmle's Monica Film Center
October 13 - 20, 2016

The Armer Theatre, CSUN
October 14, 2016

16TH ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
GALA OPENING OF THE ESTIVAL

2015 Awards:

POLAN NEGRI AWARD: ANDY GARCIA 

THE PIOTR LAZARKIEWICZ AWARD FOR YOUNG TALENT: ANNA PROCHNIAK, ADAM BOBIK

ADAM BRATCHER MUSIC DEBUT AWARD: ALEKSANDER GRUZ

BRIDGING THE BORDERS AWARD FOR A SHORT FILM: THE SHADOW FOREST (Las cieni) by Andrzej Cichocki

CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR A SHORT FILM:  INTERRUPTION (Przerwanie) by Adam Suzin

THE HOLLYWOOD EAGLE ANIMATION AWARD:  IT'S QUITE TRUE! (To pewna wiadomosc!) by JOANNA Jasinska-Koronkiewicz   

THE HOLLYWOOD EAGLE DOCUMENTARY AWARD: CALL ME MARIANNA (Mow mi Marianna) by Karolina Bielawska

THE HOLLYWOOD EAGLE AWARD: WARSAW 44 (Miasto 44) by Jan Komasa

16TH ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES


Program of the Festival unveiled

 

Purchase tickets on line:

Laemmle's NoHo 7 Theatre

Laemmle's Royal Theatre

 

16TH ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
GALA OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Please join us for the Gala Opening of the 16th PFFLA featuring THE CITIZEN (Obywatel) by Jerzy Stuhr, winner of the Special Jury Award at the Gdynia Film Festival. Our star-studded gala during which both Polish and American  moviemakers will walk the red carpet at Hollywood's legendary Egyptian Theatre.


To become a supporter and attend the Gala Opening, please make a minimum donation of $80.00 (per person) before September 30, 2015. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive your donation before September 15th, your name will be printed in the Festival catalog. Please donate online through PayPal (click on the DONATE buttun above) or send a check to Polish American Film Society to 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605.

16TH ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
October 13 - 22, 2015

16th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

Gala Opening of the Festival
Egyptian Theatre
October 13, 2015

Laemmle's NoHO 7
October 14 - 22, 2015

Laemmle's Royal Thatre
October 16 - 22, 2015

The Armer Theatre, CSUN
October 16, 2015

15th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles - Red Carpet

https://youtu.be/fnryOas4b2M

Polish Animation Night

Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 PM.

East Los Angeles College
S1 Art History Lecture Hall
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
To attend please RSVP at rsvp@cinemawithoutborders.com

Polish Animated Shorts: 

TOTO by Zbigniew Czapla
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHILDREN DON'T EAT SOUP? by Pawel Prewencki
LITTLE POSTMAN by Dorota Kobiela
MOONSHINE by Michal Poniedzielski
PATHS OF HATE by Damian Nenow
CHICK by Michal Socha
THE ARK by Grzegorz Jonkajtys
LITTLE WESTERN by Witold Giersz

2015 New York Festivals International Television & Film

THE CABARET OF DEATH (Kabaret smierci) by Andrzej Celinski, Producer Adam Rajmund Kwiecinski

 

GOLD MEDAL in Documnetary Category

 

Andrzej Celinski & Vladek Juszkiewicz accepting the Gold Medal on April 8th at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards ceremony at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas

Oscars 2015

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 

IDA by Pawel Pawlikowski

4 Oscar Nominations for Polish films

2015 Oscar Nominations

Foreign Language Film:

IDA by Pawel Pawlikowski

Cinematography:

IDA - Lukasz Zal & Ryszard Lenczewski

Documentary Short Subject:

JOANNA by Aneta Kopacz

OUR CURSE (Nasza klatwa) by Tomasz Sliwinski

Poland's submission to the 2015 Oscars® in Foreign Language Film Category

IDA by Pawel Pawlikowski

http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/film-review-ida-1200595465/

IDA will be screened on the closing night of the 15 Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles, with Dawid Ogrodnik in attendance, on the 16th of October at the Laemmle's NoHo7 at 9PM

12 Foreign-Language Oscar Entries You Should Know

Frontrunners include Poland's "IDA," Turkey's "Winter Sleep," Belgium's "Two Days, One Night" and Sweden's "Force Majeur"


Photos

 HB Barnum LIFE Choir sings Czeslaw Niemen's A DREAM OF WARSAW (Sen o Warszawie) at the Gala Opening of the 15th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

STRONG COFFEE ISN`T THAT BAD wins Cinema Without Borders' Best Short Film Award at 2014 Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times

A conversation with Jacek Bromski about his film ONE WAY TICKET TO THE MOON, at Polish Film Festival Los Angeles & Polish Cinema

An interview with Antoni Pawlicki about his performance in BIG LOVE that will be screened at Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

LIFE FEELS GOOD, screened at 2014 Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

Looking back at 2014 Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

14th ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES

Gala Opeining 13th ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES

12th ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES

11th ANNUAL POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
April 20 - May 2, 2010

11TH POLISH FILM FESTIVAL, OPENING NIGHT GALA
April 20,2010, Hollywood, CA


Produced/Edited by Stephon Litwinczuk - heiwafilms@mac.com, web.mac.com/heiwafilms
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The TENTH Annual Polish Film Festival
April 22nd - May 3rd, 2009

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October 12-20, 2016
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