The biggest open-air film festival in Central Europe.
From 5th July to 7th September 2019.

- 8th edition
- 5 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 2019 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, Poznan 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 93 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 2019!

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:
60 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.

Audience Choice Award will be awarded on-line, by voting on website, and announced two weeks after the end of the Festival (the films are not screened or shown on-line).

1. The film is produced after the 1st of January 2017. 

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: April 30, 2019. 

9. List of selected films: May 31, 2019. 

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. 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
  • Marta Ridolfi

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

    November 2019
  • 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
  • Clayton Beugeling

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

    September 2019
  • Gabriel Veras

    Very organized festival! If your film is about art, then you must enter this great festival.

    September 2019
  • A true honor to have our film included in ON ART - Poland. Very high aesthetics, wonderful selection of films - a true passion for art shines through. I can't speak to the Hospitality as sadly we were unable to attend.

    September 2019