The biggest open-air film festival in Central Europe.
From 3rd July to 6th September 2020.

- 9th edition
- 7 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 2020 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, Poznań, Łódź, Bydgoszcz, Lublin 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 85 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, such as: “Visages, Villages”, “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, “Pina”, “Cinema Paradiso” or “Finding Vivian Maier”.

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 2020!

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 statuettes, diplomas and sponsors' gifts.

1. The film is produced after the 1st of January 2018. 

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 31, 2020. 

9. List of selected films: June 20, 2020. 

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 six 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
  • Such an amazing frilm festival with screenings in great locations. Warsaw Film School highly recommends this artistic film festival and we are very greatful our documentary "F***, it's Biology" was awarded at the festival. We look forward to future editions and wish all the best to the whole festival team. Warm Regards from Warsaw Film School

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks! Warsaw Film School - the great creators and huge friends of On Art. Love! :)

  • Philippe Reypens

    We are proud that our film, 'Higgi, Inspiring Voices' has been awarded! Thank you very much. Your selection of films was fantastic! Good luck for the next edition!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Philippe! We hope to see your new movie soon :)

  • Marta Ridolfi

    Coplimenti for the festival. We hope there is another chance to be there with you!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Marta! Thank you, definitely yes!

  • Riccardo Roan

    A highly recommended festival. Thank you so much for selecting and awarding The missing trait! I hope to return next year with a new short film.

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Riccardo, your movie is great! Hope to see you :)

  • Clayton Beugeling

    Thanks for the award! Wish I had been there, seems like a great festival!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Clayton, thank you for all kind words