South Baltic meeting
This year's Szczecin European Film Festival is already a part of history; now is the best time to start work on its upcoming edition. Today in Elbląg our team is meeting with partners from Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, and Poland as part of the South Baltic program "Baltic Cinema Network." The project exists to promote cultural cooperation and to encourage more initiatives in the Baltic region.
Szczecin's Committee of Culture 2016 is tomorrow
On Wednesday, November 11th 2016, the Szczecin City Council will be holding a meeting of the Committee of Culture.
As the organiser of Szczecin European Film Festival, the OFFicyna Association wishes to invite you all to take part in the deliberations, during which the future of Szczecin's only film festival is going to be discussed. The meeting will be taking place at 10:00 AM in room 161 of the Szczecin City Hall.
SEFF '16 on Tour - post-festival screening in Stargard 5.11
Another presentation of the most interesting SEFF '16 competition productions, this time in Stargard on Saturday (November 11th at 6:00 PM), at The Basement of the Stargard’s Friends Society. The program features films that showcase the latest trends in European and Polish documentary cinema. Below is the list of the moving, surprising, and thought-provoking films to be screened for you:
1. "Goran the Camel Man" – Marcin Lesisz, PL 2016
The Award of the President of Szczecin.
For an extraordinarily sensitive tale about a modern nomad. For a moving relationship between man and nature.…
SEFF '16 on Tour - post-festival screening in Świnoujście 28.10
Join us at the first stop of the tour that presents the most interesting productions of this year's Szczecin European Film Festival. This Friday (October 28th 2016) at Jazz Club Central'a SCENA (ul. Armii Krajowej 3), 9:00 PM, the freshest of European documentary cinema for you. The program:
1. "The Postmodern Pioneer Plaque" – Boris Kozlov, ES 2016
Official SEFF '16 selection.
A rare combination of documentary, animation, and experimental film, which may intrigue not only the lovers of astrophysics.
2. "Goran the Camel Man” – Marcin Lesisz, PL 2016
The Award of the President of…
The winners of SEFF '16!
It is our great pleasure to officially announce the winners of this year's Szczecin European Film Festival!
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The European Competition Jury (consisting of: Volker Kufahl, Marcos Nine, Janusz Wróblewski) has given the following awards:
Award for the most intriguing film, in the form of professional software,
funded by the company AVID Poland
„Condrong” - Gonçalo Almeida, UK, 2016
For the perfect use of black-and-white photography that bears witness to a deep and unapparent religious experience.
Award for the most moving film, in…
THE FESTIVAL STARTS TOMORROW!
We are happy to remind you that Szczecin European Film Festival '16 begins tomorrow!
First off we will be holding the TELEPHONE ART competition, followed by Chillout Horror - both evernts at the Český Film pub (al. Papieża Jana Pawła II 3-4), starting at 7:00 PM.
SEFF '16 on radio Trójka!
We are pleased to inform you that on Saturday (15.10) Szczecin European Film Festival '16 will be featured on Polskie Radio Trójka! The broadcast will be taking place within the "Radiowy Dom Kultury" program, between 12:00 noon and 2:00 PM.
The broadcast will also be available here: Radiowy Dom Kultury.
Don't miss it!
SEFF '16 on Canal +
We are pleased to inform that CANAL+ will be announcing Szczecin European Film Festival '16 in their Film News ("Aktualności Filmowe") section !
Follow the CANAL+ news to hear about the biggest film festival on the Polish-German borderland. The Film News appear initially on CANAL+ HD television around 5:20 PM on Saturdays, after which they are repeated at various times throughout the week, to eventually be published on the CANAL+ website right here.
Press conference - on October 5th we will announce the SEFF '16 program!
We are pleased to announce that next Wednesday (October 5th) we will be holding another press conference for this year's Szczecin European Film Festival. During the conference we will officially present the festival program.
The meeting will be taking place in room 167 of the Szczecin City Hall at 11:00. President Krzysztof Soska will participate, as well as Bartosz Wójcik, the Polish director of SEFF and chairman of the Program Committee, and program highlight coordinators - Anna Julia Janik and Damian Romaniak.
The festival is merely two weeks away; will you join us this year?
List of films qualified to the TELEPHONE ART '16 competition
September 26th marks the end of submissions to this year's TELEPHONE ART competition - we have received a record-breaking amount of 1130 works from over 80 countries around the world! This is another milestone in the history of Szczecin European Film Festival, and we thank all of you for the help in achieving it.
Below you will find a list of productions qualified to the competition. Congratulations to the authors of the selected works!
"(?)'s Gaze" - Chloe Yap Mun Ee
"1984" - Aleksandr Abraztcov
"24" - Rahmah Pauzi
"6 456" - Sara Ristic
"Fair Play" -…
European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna - EPISODE SWEDEN vol.2
European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna - EPISODE SWEDEN vol.1
The OFFicyna Association and the Pomeranian Dukes Castle in Szczecin would like to invite you to the penultimate screening of "European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna," dedicated to the latest Swedish films. The event will be held on August 23rd at the Münzhof courtyard at 10:00PM. The program is as follows:
"Förvaret" / "Detained", by Anna Persson, Shaon Chakraborty, documenary, SE 2015.
An award-winning documentary from within a Swedish immigration detention centre for rejected asylum seekers. An absorbing film that follows detainees and staff over the course of a summer. A mother separated from her children faces deportation, a young man waits for his life to begin,…
The official SEFF '16 selection!
As the organiser of Szczecin European Film Festival, the OFFicyna Association is happy to announce the official results of the selection for the SEFF ‘16 European Competition and Polish Competition for documentary films.
From among a record-breaking amount of submissions (2570 productions), our Polish-German Selection Team chose 44 films that will be presented during the festival between October 15th and 24th 2016 in Szczecin.
List of documentary films qualified to the SEFF '16 European Competition:
"À tous les fils de notre mère" – Antonin Blanc, BE, 2016
"The Burden of Proof" – Stefan Kessissoglou, DE/CZ, 2015
"Bussresan" – Sarah…
Episode - Germany during the European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna
Soon, on August 2nd at 10:00 PM 22:00 at the Pomeranian Dukes Castle in Szczecin there will be held another instalment of European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna - Polish premieres of European films in Szczecin. It is organised by the OFFicyna Association and co-organised by the Pomeranian Dukes Castle.
The Tuesday screening will take place as part of the "Festivals in touch" project for the 25th anniversary of the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation. The special guests will be artistic director of FILMKUNSTFEST M-V - Volker Kufahl, and the "Festivals in touch" project coordinator - Andreas Utta; the SEFF team were guests at the Schwerin festival as part…
Deliberations in progress: the Polish-German selection team
Last Monday, July 18th, the first meeting of the SEFF'16 Polish-German selection team took place. The team is Jörg Foth, Bartosz Wójcik, and Damian Romaniak - you can read more about them here: SEFF'16 selection team.
Until July 31st, every day, morning till evening, they will be discussing the submitted films. This is quite a task, considering that this year we've received a record-breaking number of submissions (2570!). Their work will result in the final list of titles qualified to the European Competition and the Polish Competition.
Follow us on Facebook, where each day we will be posting interesting quotes from films that are being discussed…
European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna - EPISODE DENMARK
The OFFicyna Association and The Pomeranian Dukes Castle in Szczecin invite you to a Summer-holiday series of screenings, where we will see award-winning and premiering films from Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. Documentaries, features, political fiction, animation, meetings with directors - all this at the Münzhof courtyard of the Pomeranian Dukes Castle on July and August evenings. The presented films comprise an original cross-sections of genres and cultures of the selected Baltic-region cinemas. "European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna" will be the only opportunity to watch most productions on the big screen in Szczecin.
EPISODE - DENMARK
The films to be presented…
SEFF '16 program meeting
We are working hard on the SEFF '16 program ;) A meeting with our partners from Institut für neue Medien Rostock, FiSH - Festival im StadtHafen and Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH, attended by Bartosz Wójcik, Alexander Ris, Dana Jesswein, Claudia Dietrich, Arne Papenhagen, Klaus Blaudzun, Małgosia Frymus, Tomek Jóźwiak, Arkadiusz Marcin Zieliński. We're preparing a few surprises for you, more details soon ;)
Go to our Gallery section for a little photo-coverrage.
Last year's submission record broken!
We are pleased to announce that last year's submission record (1747) has been broken! Yesterday at 23:59'59'' our submission meter showed 2570 proposals for the Szczecin European Film Festival '16 competition section - from 88 countries. Thus we have officially closed the submissions to the European and Polish Competitions for Documentary Films. However, you can still submit films to the TELEPHONE ART section (the deadline: 26.09.2016). If everything goes according to plan, we will announce a list of films qualified to each contest in early August.
Thank you all very much on behalf of the entire team!
SEFF '16 Patron of Honour: the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prof. Piotr Gliński, PhD
Once again, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage has become the Patron of Honour of Szczecin European Film Festival. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Prof. Piotr Gliński, PhD for this distinction and support. Let us remind you that this year's edition will be held on October 15th until 24th in Szczecin. We hope to see you there.
Results of the second semi-final of West Pomerania Shorts '16
We'd like to thank everyone that made it to Sunday's screening of shorts! Below are the three films that you, our audience, have selected through voting:
"Fabryka talentów" Gosia Kowalik
"Hold on to Me" Kuba Ptaszyński, Łukasz Kłosowski, Michał Rasiewicz
"Making of DreaMa" Mateusz Samolong, Błażej Grabka, Dagmara Pochyła
Congratulations to the winners for getting into the final! We remind the rest that there will also be a third "semi-final" in September. Also, be aware that the contest curator reserves the right to qualify three films that he deems most valuable, through "wild cards". We're waiting for your new proposals!
List of films qualified for the 2nd semi-final of West Pomerania Shorts '16
We now have a list of films that have qualified for screening at the 2nd semi-final of West Pomerania Shorts '16! Thank you all for your submissions and congratulations to the authors of the films selected. Below is the list of shorts that we will screen:
Life Leak, Dagmara Pochyła
Alfabet, Aleksander Cywiński, Karol Maćków
BASTA 2015, Łukasz Musiał
Paradise, Choir of Maritime University of Szczecin
Cervus, Daria Praczkowska
Do jutra, Krzysztof Kuźnicki, Anna Wiśniewska, Agnieszka Michalska, and the people of the MONAR Association in Grabowo
Hold on to Me, Kuba Ptaszyński, Łukasz Kłosowski, Michał Rasiewicz…
The 2nd semi-final of West Pomerania Shorts - submit your film!
A competition for short films from West Pomerania
We now know for sure that we will se three films during the West Pomerania Shorts final, which will be held as part of Szczecin European Film Festival '16 in October. These films, chosen through voting by the audience of the 1st semi-final, are: "Biegnij, biegnij" by Konrad Pachciarek, Łukasz Nyks, Marcin Głuszyk; "Nie tak bardzo nad morzem" by Szymon Nygard, Kępisty Quartet; "Krótka historia pewnego kufra" by Radosław Sobolak.
Who will join them? This will become known on June 12th at 7:00 PM during the following edition of West Pomerania…