2016 Seattle Polish Film Festival

October 14 - 23, 2016

$10 General Admission | $8 SIFF Members | $5 Students 
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Now in its 24th consecutive year, the Seattle Polish Film Festival is one of the largest exhibitions of Polish cinema in the United States - with almost two weeks of screenings, guests, parties, and special events.

This year's program includes a commemoration of 20 years since the passing of renowned director Krzysztof Kieslowski, with a fully remastered version of his ten-part masterpiece The Decalogue. On hand to celebrate with us is Kieslowski's long-time collaborator, legendary cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, who will also be presenting a feature length version of A Short Film About Killing, The Double Life of Veronique, and the sci-fi classic Gattaca - all from Idziak's illustrious body of work. He'll also present a workshop for fans and cinematographers at SIFF Film Center.

No less than 15 artists will present films and be available to mingle with patrons at this year's SPFF, including Idziak, 2014 SIFF Best Actor Award winner Dawid Ogrodnik, actresses Marta Nieradkiewicz and Agnieszka Zulewska, directors Cellin Gluck, Janusz Zaorski, and Kinga Debska, producer Zbigniew Domagalski, and celebrated animator Joanna Polak, who will run a workshop for children - and the films they make will world premiere at the Uptown on the festival's second weekend.

Perhaps most notably, SPFF is excited to present Planet Single, the biggest box office hit of 2016 in Poland, hailed as "the best romantic comedy in 20 years." The reason? The screenwriters are Seattle-based filmmakers Sam Akina and Jules Jones. They'll be on-hand during the screening to explain how a couple of Seattleites ended up writing the script to a hit Polish film.

We're also honored to showcase the work of young artists in our Short Films Program, including one local Polish-American artist, Magdalena Hill. All shorts will be in contention for the Short Film Award, judged by a panel of local working filmmakers, including cinematographer Ben Kasulke, producer Misha Jakupcak, and VFX Supervisor and Artist Todd Perry.

Join us for one Seattle's most engaging and unique niche film festivals, and a celebration of cinema from one of the most accomplished countries in the art of filmmaking.

SPFF: Persona Non Grata

Japan | 2015 | 139 minutes | Cellin Gluck

October 14, 2016

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SPFF: Gattaca

USA | 1997 | 106 minutes | Andrew Niccol

October 14, 2016

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SPFF: United States of Love

Poland | 2016 | 106 minutes | Tomasz Wasilewski

October 14, 2016

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SPFF: Cinematographer's Workshop with Slawomir Idziak

90 minutes

October 15, 2016

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SPFF: Kamper

Poland | 2016 | 90 minutes | Lukasz Grzegorzek

October 15, 2016

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SPFF: A Short Film About Killing

Poland | 1988 | 84 minutes | Krzysztof Kieslowski

October 15, 2016

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SPFF Discussion: Producing Films Internationally

40 minutes

October 15, 2016

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SPFF: 11 Minutes

Poland | 2015 | 81 minutes | Jerzy Skolimowski

October 15, 2016

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SPFF: Planet Single

Poland | 2016 | 136 minutes | Mitja Okorn

October 15, 2016

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SPFF: Our Kasprowy

Poland | 2012 | 42 minutes | Janusz Julo Sus

October 16, 2016

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SPFF: Call Me Marianna

Poland | 2015 | 75 minutes | Karolina Bielawska

October 16, 2016

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SPFF: Chemo

Poland | 2015 | 95 minutes | Bartosz Prokopowicz

October 16, 2016

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SPFF: The Double Life of Veronique

France | 1991 | 98 minutes | Krzysztof Kieslowski

October 16, 2016

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SPFF Discussion: Idziak On Kieslowski

October 16, 2016

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SPFF: These Daughters of Mine

Poland | 2015 | 90 minutes | Kinga Dębska

October 16, 2016

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SPFF: Generations

Poland | 2016 | 104 minutes | Janusz Zaorski

October 21, 2016

A presentation of the Seattle Polish Film Festival

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SPFF: On The Silver Globe

Poland | 1988 | 166 minutes | Andrzej Zulawski

October 21, 2016

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SPFF: Premiere of Joanna Polak Seattle Workshop Films

30 minutes

October 22, 2016

A presentation of the Seattle Polish Film Festival

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SPFF: Piano

Poland | 2015 | Vita Maria Drygas

October 22, 2016

A presentation of the Seattle Polish Film Festival

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SPFF: Jarocin: Rock To Freedom

Poland | 2015 | 109 minutes | Leszek Gnoinski, Marek Gajczak

October 22, 2016

A presentation of the Seattle Polish Film Festival

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SPFF: New World

Poland | 2015 | 100 minutes | Elzbieta Benkowska, Michal Wawrzecki, Lukasz Ostalski

October 22, 2016

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SPFF: Strange Heaven

Poland | 2015 | 106 minutes | Dariusz Gajewski

October 22, 2016

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SPFF Jewish Shorts

Poland | 2014 | 85 minutes | Leo Kantor | Marcin Gizycki

October 23, 2016

A presentation of the Seattle Polish Film Festival

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SPFF: Raise the Roof

Poland | 2016 | 85 minutes | Yari Wolinsky

October 23, 2016

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SPFF: Righteous

Poland | 2016 | 95 minutes | Michal Szczerbic

October 23, 2016

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SPFF: Happy New York

Poland | 1997 | Janusz Zaorski

October 22, 2016

A presentation of the Seattle Polish Film Festival

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SPFF: Geisha

Poland | 2015 | 90 minutes | Radosław Markiewicz

October 23, 2016

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