Play Poland Film Festival Screenings at SAS
The film festival Play Poland is the largest mobile film event in the United Kingdom, aiming at presenting and promoting contemporary Polish cinema. This year Play Poland will be held in the UK, Canada and Norway. It means ten cities, including: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberfeldy, Belfast, Sunderland, Birmingham, London, Ottawa, Oslo and for the first time New York. Screen Academy Scotland has partnered with Play Poland from its inception and this year will again be involved hosting two screenings on the 21st of October and 18th of November from 6-8pm. For information about the screenings please see the following links:
Oct 21st: http://playpoland.org.uk/index.php?name=calendar&day=21&month=October&year=2014
Nov 18th: http://playpoland.org.uk/index.php5?name=special&id=19
Venue: Screen Academy Scotland, 2A Merchiston Ave, Edinburgh EH10 4NU
During an ongoing two month festival, viewers will have the opportunity to watch the latest full and short Polish film productions, meet filmmakers and producers, and take part in exhibitions, workshops and concerts.
The festival has already achieved a lot of recognition: firstly the festival has the honorary patronage of The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh (UK). Secondly, the initiative is supported by: Professor Zbigniew Pełczyński (Director of School Leaders, Poland) and Professor Richard Demarco (founder of The Demarco European Art Foundation, UK).Thirdly, the festival has also been awarded the Quality Mark by the Foundation of the Polish Promotional Emblem and by the contest, “Now Poland”.
The Play Poland Film Festival is managed by the organisation Polish Art Europe, which is located in Edinburgh. In each city the festival is co-created by institutions such as Sikorski Polish Club (Glasgow), Play Full Ltd (London) and International Community Organisation of Sunderland (ICOS). Outside the UK, the festival is co-organized by the Young Polish-Canadian Professionals Association – YPCPA (Ottawa), the Norwegian Polish Young Professionals Association (Oslo) and Pangea Network (New York).
Organisers of Play Poland Film Festival are working closely with major cultural institutions, which include: The Polish Film Institute, Wspólnota Polska Association. Play Poland also co-operates with film festivals, such as the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, SHORT WAVES Festival, O!PLA Across the Borders and the Cultural Foundation Kombinat in Zielona Gora. Amongst the partners we can also list such institutions as Wajda Film School, Łódź Film School, Silesia Film School, SE-MA-FOR and Krakow Film Foundation.