WFF - Warsaw Film Festival

40. Edition

WFF - Warsaw Film Festival

when:October 11th - 20th, 2024
address:ul. Lwowska 11/11
00-660 Warsaw, Poland
tel:+48 22 621 6268
deadline:July 31st, 2024
entry form:Submission at

The Warsaw Film Festival (WFF) is organized by the Warsaw Film Foundation in Warsaw, Poland. Its aim is to present the best films from all over the world to Polish and international audience, and to encourage better communication and understanding between people living in different countries and of different cultural backgrounds. WFF is accredited by FIAPF as a competitive non-specialized film festival. At WFF we present films made to be screened at cinemas.
The Warsaw Film Festival has a history going back over thirty years. We have travelled a long way - from a modest though ambitious student event to a genuine film festival that can rival even the best competitions.
The WFF differs from other festivals in its programme, just as Warsaw differs from other cities. Selecting the films, we always remember about our audience, the Varsovians.
The cultural backwardness inherited from the previous system, a system that cut us off from our original civilization for half a century, is not getting smaller. The world is rushing forward faster and faster. That makes us try even harder to make sure that our audiences get to know the latest and most interesting trends in world cinema as soon as possible, often in the form of national and regional presentations.
We have been expanding the professional part of the WFF for the past ten years. We realize that film festivals are part of a giant mechanism that is the global film industry. We do our best to make sure that the world takes note of Polish films, that they get screened at leading festivals, that they find their way into international distribution.
Festival also helds the CentEast Market, a meeting place for professionals interested in films from Eastern Europe.
* International Competition
for feature films (over 60 min) from all over the world. World, International and European Premieres.
* Competition 1-2
For first and second feature films (over 60 min) by the directors from all over the world.
* Free Spirit Competition
For independent, innovative, rebellious feature length (over 60 min) fiction and documentary films from all over the world.
* Documentary Competition
For feature length (over 60 min) documentaries from all over the world.
* Short Films Competition
For narrative, documentary and animated short (40 min or less) films from all over the world. Academy Awards® eligible.
* Best Shorts from Poland
For Polish short films (60 min or less) from 2019. Non-competitive section.
* Family Cinema Weekend
For feature length and short films from all over the world, for children and their parents. Non-competitive section, non-restricted film length.

  • EO by Jerzy Skolimowski: Creme de la creme Competition - Special Mention

  • A room of his own by Matan Yair: International Competition

  • Monica by Andrea Pallaoro: Special Screenings

  • Sisters by Linda Olte: Competition 1-2 - Best Film, FIPRESCI Prize

  • Ether by Krzysztof Zanussi: Special Screenings

  • Euforia by Valeria Golino: Special Screenings

  • Land by Babak Jalali: Special Screenings

  • Soledad by Agustina Macri: International Competition

  • Banat by Adriano Valerio: Competition 1-2

  • Miele by Valeria Golino: Special Screenings