The biggest open-air film festival in Central Europe.
From 3rd July to 9th September 2022.

- 11th edition
- 10 cities
- Over 2 months of every-day entertainment
- For thousands of Art&Movie lovers

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! The event lasts two months. It takes place in July and August 2022 in the biggest cities of Poland.

Prestigious locations:
Warsaw: National Museum, The Amphitheatre at Łazienki Royal-Park, Królikarnia Palace, Park Żeromskiego & accompanying events in Cracow, Gdańsk, Sopot, Łódź, Bydgoszcz, Katowice, Toruń, Kielce, and Wrocław.

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

Last year 70 films took part in the Festival. Viewers had the opportunity to see not only the films qualified for the competition, but also the best classic movies about art.

Poles are passionate art and movie lovers. Many Polish filmmakers, such as Roman Polański, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Janusz Kamiński, Sławomir Idziak have contributed to the history of international cinematography.

Show your movie to Polish and international audience, bring your movie-theme closer, and be a part of On Art Festival 2022!

From Fine Art to Street Art - all topics are welcomed: painting, music, dance, ballet, theatre, performance, sculpture, video art, etc.

The Festival is open to both categories of filmmakers: professional and independent.
All main genres - fiction, documentary and animation - are accepted.

Our professional jury will choose:
50 short movies
30 medium or full-length movies.
The chosen films will be shown at the Festival.

You can submit your film to one of the 7 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).
- Video Art (no time limit)

The best movies from each category will be rewarded diplomas and sponsors' gifts.

1. The film is produced after the 1st of January 2020. 

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

3. All main genres are accepted: fiction, animation, documentary, video art, experimental.

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

5. The Festival accepts 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 English subtitles.

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

8. Deadline for entries: May 10, 2022. 

9. List of selected films: June 10, 2022. 

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

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

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

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

14. The access for audience is free.

15. The organisers of the Festival do not pay any fees to the authors for screening films and do not cover any expenses related to participation in the Festival, such as travel or accommodation costs.

16. By submitting the film you declare that you have a full copyright of the film and you accept screenings of the film during the Festival and eight months after the end. 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 organisers of 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
  • Outstanding ! An amazing festival dedicated to unique expression. A clear open mind for experimental endeavors. Truly impressive in every sense. Dziękuję bardzo.

    September 2021
  • Jarek Migoń

    This is the most important film festival in Poland - focused on art.
    I know how difficult is trying hold people and help them be opened to art. This is a risky mission! So I'm realy grateful you are here guys , and happy that my movies can be a part of it also this time.


    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Love for art unites all of us! Thank you for your opinion Jerry. Making a movie about art is also a great challenge. We admire all our filmmakers. Greetings, and see you next year :)

  • Thank you very much for the Special Menion! It was an honor to be part of the fest! Looking forward to the next editions!

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Vilma for your opinion and your wonderful movie!

  • Bartosz Stróżyński

    Art has no borders. Great Festival, thank you! :)

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    That's right! Thank you, Bartosz :)

  • Filmes do Gajo

    Poland On Art presents visual concepts from various spectrums. We are very glad, that we screened in two Polish cities and had the chance to bring our film outdoors. Summer programs are very important to keep film screenings running when many independent cinemas are on break. Thanks to Poland On Art to take such a great initiative to bring art and culture to the people. It was great to win an award there. Peace.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Many, many thanks! We try our best to support art and culture at this difficult time :)