The biggest open-air film festival in Central Europe.
From 8th June to 12th August.

- 7th edition
- 50 screenings
- Over 2 months of every-day entertainment
- For thousand's of Art&Movie lovers

Prestigious locations:
Warsaw: National Museum, The Amphitheatre at Łazienki Royal-Park, Królikarnia Palace, Park Żeromskiego & accompanying events in Cracow, Poznan and Wrocław.

If you are the author of a film about art, or art is an important topic in your film – show it at the first on-air film festival in Poland!

We are looking for best art productions from all around the world covering topics such as painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, performance, video-art.

The festival lasts two months. It takes place for the 7th time in June and July in the biggest cities of Poland. The last editions were known as Film&Art Festival. We invite viewers to watch not only new movies about art, but also the best films of recent years, such as “La Grande Bellezza”, “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, “Pina”, “Cinema Paradiso” or “Finding Vivian Maier”.

Poles are passionate of art and movies. Many Polish filmmakers, such Roman Polański, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Janusz Kamiński, Sławomir Idziak are a part of wordlwide history of cinematography.

Show your movie to the Polish and international audience, bring your movie-theme closer, and be a part of On Art Festival 2018!

From Fine Art to Street Art - your film may present all genres of art: painting, music, dance, ballet, theatre, performance, sculpture, video art, etc.

We invite both categories of filmmakers: professional and independent artists.
We accept all main genres: fiction, documentary and animation.

Our professional jury will choose to present on the Festival:
60 short movies
10 medium or full-length movies

You can submit to 6 categories:

- Short professional (up to 12 mins)
- Short independent (up to 12 mins)
- Medium length professional (12 - 70 mins)
- Medium length independent (12 - 70 mins)
- Feature film professional (over 70 mins)
- Feature film independent (over 70 mins).

The best 3 movies from each category will be rewarded by a statuettes, diplomas and sponsor's gifts.

Audience Choice Award – will be executed on-line, by voting on website, and will be announced two weeks after the Festival ends (We'll not screened or shown any film on-line).

1. The film is produced after the 1st of January 2016. 

2. The Art should has a special role in the film.

3. The Festival accepts all main genres: fiction, animation, documentary, video art, experimental.

4. Films with special method of screening, like 3D or VR glasses – are not accept.

5. The Festival accept submissions via FilmFreeway only. We don’t accept physical submissions via post or e-mail (i.e. DVD, flash drive).

6. Films in a language other than English or Polish must have subtitles in English.

7. One author can submit any number of works but each entry must have a separate entry and fee. 

8. Deadline for entries: May 4, 2018. 

9. List of selected films: May 21, 2018. 

10. If selected, participants will be notified via e-mail. Information will appear on our web-site too.

11. The decisions of the juries are final. The Festival will not inform about criteria of decisions.

12. Screening copy must be sent using online platforms with option for downloading, such as,,, etc.

13. Recommended digital format: MPEG4 / H.264 codec, HD 1920x1080, stereo.

14. The access for audience is free.

15. The Festival does not pay any fees to the authors for screening films and not cover any expenses related to participation in the festival, like travel or accomodation costs.

16. By submitting the Film you declaim that you have a full copyright of the Film and you accept screenings of the Film during the Festival. You grant to the Festival a non-exclusive license to use the Film in open-air screenings, indoor screenings and for general advertising materials and other promotional materials.

17. The Festival may use the Film, information about the Authors, pictures, or still-frames, in conjunction with an Internet site and social media for the advertisement purpose.

Overall Rating
  • Andres Roccatagliata

    A highly recommended festival. You can tell that the organisers are genuinely passionate about independent film. Thank you for selecting Babylondon !!!!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Andreas! Babylondon - our favourite documentary about new Babylon :)

  • Ben MacGregor

    Good festival. Multiple venue screenings. Good communication from the organisers. Defo would recommend.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Many, many thanks, Ben!

  • Louis Benoit

    Unfortunate technical problems meant initial viewing cancelled but otherwise friendly communication and effort made to reschedule film.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Louis!

  • I was not able to attend the Film Festival, but, I did make a trek to Krakow recently and visited the MOCAK where my film will be shown on September 7th in their Film Fridays program. I got the dates wrong and missed it by a week and has already made travel plans, ANYWAY, what a super museum MOCAK is, the exhibits left a lasting impression on me and I also toured Krakow. Was very happy to have participated in this festival.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! MOCAK is a great museum, indeed!

  • Encantado de ser parte de este grandioso festival, espero poder asistir la próxima vez y conocer a todos los involucrados, un fuerte abrazo desde México.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Gracias! Manuel, we hope to see you next year! greetings from Poland :)