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KAN Film Festival

KAN – Amateur and Independent Film Festival – a film festival held annually in Wrocław, with the aim to choose the best Polish independent film in the categories of feature film, documentary and animation, and also the best foreign film. Starting 11 years ago as a simple film review accompanying the academic festive days held in May, it arose to a large-scale five days’ event, held in one of Wrocław’s cinemas, with competitors from the whole country and, since the foreign films competition has been introduced four years ago, from all over the world.

The jury of the festival consists of well-known people involved in the
filmmaking business, to mention for example Jerzy Płażewski (a film critic), Tomasz Karolak (popular actor), Grażyna Torbicka (film journalist and festival director), Sławomir Idziak Oscar-awarded camera-operator).

KAN is not only a contest, but it consists of many accompanying events such as special creenings (to date, among others, German cinema, Spanish
cinema, French animations, ‘very interesting movies’, Agnès Varda short films, exotic cinema etc.), workshops, meetings, conferences and, on every evening, music concerts in the festival club; last year, there was even a ship-cruise on the Odra river. To express the importance of the festival, one can mention, that some full-length films have had their premiere on it. KAN is a meeting place for filmmakers who can ex change their experiences and gather new contacts, so vital in the film-business. The presence of journalists from major media helps young artists to become well-known to a broader audience.


KAN Film Festival - two more months to submit your movie

Polish and Foreign Film Competitions are open!

Attention filmmakers! May 4-8 2011 the eyes of the indie film
audience will for the twelfth time turn on you! Thats when the twelfth
edition of KAN Festival is scheduled for.
We are now open for submissions.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2011. All films,
regardless of their theme and technique, will be considered (but
remember - films longer than 30 minutes may not be accepted). We will
select around 80-90 films that will screen during the Finals in May next
year. The finalists will be then judged by the , and will compete for
our prizes - KANewkas (with the accompanying honours, financial awards or awards in kind).

How to submit your film?

Read the Rules and Regulations,
fill out our Entry Form,
and send in your film together with the submission number you will get by email after filling out the Entry Form. Your film should be in DVD-PAL format, with English subtitles on by default and without the introductory menu to our office at the following address:

Festiwal KAN
ul. Kościuszki 34
50-012 Wrocław


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About KAN Film Festival

The Festival has become a movie feast and deeply rooted itself not only in Wroclaw but in the whole country. KAN Festival lasts for the whole year. Its parts are: Guest Screenings and The Final. Guest Screenings visit in the cities all over the world.



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