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Short Waves Festival 2020

CANCELED, NEW DATE. The festival of short cinema starts on March 17th! It's dozen locations and 250 fims from all over the world!

11.03.2020: Due to the risk of coronavirus the event is being moved to the second half of August 2020. We're waiting for the further information.


Short Waves Festival   ||   March 17th - 22nd, 2020 - Poznań (different locations)


fot. Karol Wysmyk


Short films from all over the world, not longer than 30 minutes, will compete for awards in 5 categories. Program of the contest Short Waves Festival includes international categories, in which we will see 250 films!


For the 12th time, rich program will fire up your imagination, forcing you to deeper contemplation. This year's motto is FIXING THE FUTURE and is focusing on the current situation of our planet. The organisers tend to show that their event is eco-friendly and that they can persuade others to be the same. This is what we will talk about during educational meetings and discussion panel for the industry.

Festival takes place in dozen locations in Poznań, all connected to the theatres, cinemas or other visual arts. To find them please check the link below. It takes you to the program which is also in English. The same with the website. The festival's house will be set in the Hotel Europa in the center of Łazarz district (south of the Old Town) and opens on the second day of the festival (March 18th).


Apart from the contest you will find additional screenings like "Oscar" nominations, kids panel, shows for deaf people and much more. Interesting point could be also Random Home Cinema, which are intimate screenings in Poznań inhabitants' houses. Titles of films are being kept as a secret until very last minutes.


fot. Karol Wysmyk









Text based on the materials from the organisers.

Main photo: Piotr Będliński

Poznań in Bocuse d'Or 2020