The 3th Annual Polish International Film Festival is launching its 2019 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, experimental and other interesting works.

The Polish International Film Festival is established to support independent filmmakers to get international recognitions, exposure, and opportunity for their careers.
Films (any length) can join different categories and will be presented in front of a panel of juries.

This year we will have a Screenplay Reading Contest for short screenplays (20 pages and under) and full length feature screenplays (under 200 pages and higher). The winners will be chosen by Audience votes!

Each film/screenplay that is submitted is watched and read from beginning to end by our programmers and judges, so you know you will receive proper consideration of your creative work.

Festival Program:
21.10.2019 - The opening of the Festival and International Feature Film screenings
22.10.2019 - International Short Film screenings
23.10.2019 - Documentary and Experimental Film screenings
24.10.2019 - Animation Film and Music Video screenings
25.10.2019 - Award Winners of the Festival

Please, note that this year the Festival will be held in a closed format. The holding and presentation of prizes will be held in accordance with the program of the Festival.

All participants will be notified by mail of the date of the Festival.

If you shot a good story it must be known in the world. So your film has a great chance to get the status of official selection and you can use our label.
The aim of our Festival is to help independent filmmakers find their way to viewers. We are open to all styles and genres.

Event Date: October 21 – 25, 2019
Submissions will open on October 19, 2018 and end on September 23, 2019
Notification Date: October 14, 2019

Awards are given in the following categories:
Best International Feature Film
Best International Short Film
Best Animation Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Music Video
Best Trailer

Screenplay Award categories:
Best Screenplay

Screenplay 1st place
Screenplay 2nd place
Screenplay 3rd place

- This competition is open to international entries.

- We accept international films with various speaking language (other than English), but must be added with English subtitles.

- The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

- Every filmmaker could choose more than one category with separate submission.

- By submitting your work to the Polish International Film Festival you represent that you have read and agree to all rules, terms and conditions.

- The film production could be from any year.

- You can apply additional categories along with the main categories (open for more than one category. For package price, you can choose up to 5 categories. Please email your choice to:

- Entrants may submit multiple script entries. Each screenplay submitted must include its own separate online entry form and entry fee.

- Screenplay entrants retain all of their rights, title and interest in their works, screenplays, and intellectual property.

- Any decisions made by the judges and/or competition administrators must be considered final and cannot be disputed.

- Please do not send press kits with your entry. We will contact you should we need press materials after your film is selected.

- The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

Overall Rating
  • very very good polish international film festival

    June 2017
  • Pascal Gélinas

    It was great for my film A Bridge Between Two Worlds to be selected at Polish International Film Festival. I hope to hear from them soon, since on line films festivals have their own dynamic, differend from live screenings. All the best to the festival and it's team.

    June 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review!
    We are glad that you enjoyed our Festival.
    Support of participants for us has always been in the first place.
    Glad to see you next year.

  • Baluma Productions

    I did not receive any selective mail from the organizers.
    After knowing about the selection by chance, I checked out the selection on the website, and even there you could understand what were the films selected and who won.
    A bad organization, I do not recommend it.

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Hello, Giovanni B. Algieri!

    My name is Rafal Gruca, I am the Director of the Festival

    All the participants received letters.
    Most likely you haven't received emails from us because you indicated another email to your film -
    Please check this mail and answer.
    We tried to reach you by phone, but you don't answer.
    In any cases, our admin has duplicated the letters again.

    Answer us please mail to -
    I sincerely hope to help you in this situation.

    Best regards,
    Festival Director - Gruca Rafal

  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    tkanks a lot off warzaw Polish International Film Festival... best regarded Giorgi

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your participation and review.
    We hope to see next year your new film.

  • James Carroll

    Great people. Great festival. It was an honor to be part of it.

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for participating in our Festival, we are very pleased that you enjoyed the Festival.
    Wish you all the best.