23. International Documentary Film Festival OFF CINEMA is a competition festival, which presents documentary films from around the world. The best documents a jury of eminent filmmakers, film critics and entertainers awards: Golden, Silver and Bronze Castle. We promote and present interesting events in a wide range of Polish and world cinema contemporary and classical, not only documentary. The competition is accompanied by numerous special screenings, meetings with artists, the exhibition of a film, concerts, films workshops, academic lectures and discussions. The festival promotes the development of documentary cinema in three areas: presentation, education and reflection.
OFF CINEMA Festival is first and foremost an encounter between the viewer and the filmmaker, an opportunity to talk and exchange thoughts. OFF CINEMA’s 23rd edition will yet again offer an outstanding selection of international documentaries. However, 2019 will see the GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE CASTLE awarded for the first time in categories full-lenght and short documentaries. As every year, our PLATINUM CASTLE will go to an eminent documentary filmmaker, in recognition of their lifetime achievement.