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What is KIFF?

KinoGram International Film Festival (KIFF) was created by The KinoGram cinema – the venue in the wonderful post-industrial space of the former Norblin Factory in Warsaw, focusing on culture where one can meet the top Polish film artists and industry people with their masterclasses and lectures. In KinoGram there are movie premieres, discussion panels, retransmission of cultural events. 

KIFF is an independent international festival of short films of 3-30 minutes length. Both professionals and students and amateurs can participate in it. Films of good quality are eligible to participate in the festival. Please note it does not have to be shot with professional equipment – any technique is possible. An ideal KIFF movie is one with a good, interesting story, a message to the world, showing a unique person or situations….

Kinogram KIFF Anna Zoll

Anna Zoll

Festival Director

She has always been drawn to film and the power with which this art form can affect people. In 2018, she made her first film. To this day, she continues to direct and produce her own short films on social issues. The main ones are: “Heart Therapy” which has won many awards around the world – it won 2nd place at the Cannes Film Festival in Nespresso Talents won LA Global Shorts and won Best Woman Filmmaker at the Vegas Movie Awards. Other films include “SPIDER” and “You Can’t See Me.”

She has been a Nespresso Talents ambassador and jury member since 2018.

He is currently working on the VR film “DANCING LETTERS” and the documentary series “Un Uomo Secondo Kurenia”, for which the music is composed by Oscar winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.

Submissions

Fees and deadlines

Film submission fees are accepted through the FilmFreeWay.com platform.

Film submission fee until June 24th, 2022:

  • $35 – standard fee
  • $25 – FilmFreeWay.com members

Film submission fee from June 24th, 2022 until September 24th, 2022:

  • $45 – standard fee
  • $40 – FilmFreeWay.com members

How to submit?

Planning to submit your production to the KIFF festival? We’re honored! But first, please read all the rules for submitting your film and then register at www.filmfreeway.com.

Awards

The KIFF festival jury will select three of the submitted films and award the main prizes to their creators. Our winners will also receive statues and KIFF certificates.

Audience Awards
Audience Awards will be given to the audience, who will have the opportunity to vote during the TOP 30 screenings in November 2022. The Audience Award, unlike the KIFF main awards, will not be financial in nature.

 

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KIFF Statue

The statuettes that are part of the award at the KIFF KinoGram International Film Festival reflect the value of our cinema, the festival’s assumptions and artistic trends.

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Meet the Jury

KIFF is a unique festival – our goal was also to build a unique jury. Each of the submitted materials is of great importance to us. We are convinced that this jury will be able to accurately and multilevelly assess each submitted production.

Kinogram KIFF Jury Dariusz Jabłoński

Dariusz Jabłoński

President of the Jury

Producer, director, screenwriter, founder and president of Apple Film, studied directing at the famous Lodz Film School. After the fall of communism in Eastern Europe in 1990, he became one of the first independent producers in Central and Eastern Europe. He is an executive producer of all Apple Film productions, creatively initiating many of them.

Kinogram KIFF Jury Kasia Adamik

Kasia Adamik

Her debut film “BARK!” was in the main competition at Sundance. Since then Kasia has directed feature films (“The Offsiders”, “Janosik: The True Story”, “Spoor” and “Amok”), dramatic TV series (“Absentia”, “1983” for Netflix, “The Deep End”, “Pitbull”, “The Border” HBO), theater, TV drama, music videos, 2nd unit and numerous commercials. In her 20+ year career she has also worked as an editor and storyboard artist on numerous American and European productions.

Kinogram KIFF Jury Magdalena Łazarkiewicz

Magdalena Łazarkiewicz

She studied cultural studies at Wrocław University (1976). In 1977-1978 she was the literary manager of the Jaracz Theatre in Olsztyn. In 1982 she graduated from the Radio and Television Faculty at the University of Silesia in Katowice. In the season 2005/2006 artistic director of the New PRAGA Theatre. Since 2006 lecturer at the Warsaw Film School. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer at AMA Film Academy in Krakow.

She was the director of „Back Home”, „The Last Schoolbell”, „Departure”, „Le Contact” and „White Marriage”, as well as tv series such as „The Deep End” among many others. She also worked on documentaries, tv theatre (including operas) and cultural tv programmes.

Kinogram KIFF Jury Piotr Jaxa

Piotr Jaxa

Cinematographer and photographer, living in Switzerland from 1982 to 2019. A graduate of the Cinematography Department at the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź (1965-69), he has made dozens of documentaries and feature films all over the world – his works have been screened and won awards at festivals in Cannes, Mannheim, Krakow, Los Angeles and Berlin, among others.

Kinogram KIFF Jury Dariusz Jabłoński

Alek Pietrzak

A graduate of the 2nd degree Music School in the piano class and the Warsaw Film School at the Film Directing Department. He gained experience in the directing division on the sets of the films: Obywatel J. Stuhr, Bridge of Spies by S. Spielberg, Planeta Singli by M. Okorn, True Crimes by A. Avranas, and in the series Belfer or Under the surface. Currently, Alek is finishing the Artes Liberales department at the University of Warsaw, lectures on pre-productions at the Warsaw Film School and conducts programs on the Kampus radio called Continuation of Cinematography.

KIFF 2021

The first place – the KIFF statuette and 500 euro was won by Ferajna Filmowa Kapok composed of Jacek Olejnik, Rafał Sankiewicz, Wojciech Sankiewicz and Bartosz Terlicki for the animated film “C’est la vie”.

The second place – the statuette and 200 euro went to Magdalena Gajewska, the director of the film “Slots”, a graduate of the Warsaw Film School.

“We’ll talk yet”, directed by Mateusz Buława, is the winner of the third prize of the Jury – statuettes and 100 euro.

Programme

June 24th, 2022

“Earlybird” Deadline

September 24th, 2022

Regular Deadline

October 24th, 2022

TOP30 Notification Date

November 24th, 2022

Event Date

The KIFF awards ceremony will take place in the unique KinoGram cinema located in the revitalized 18th century Norblin Factory in Warsaw. 

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