The 4th Annual Polish International Film Festival is launching its 2020 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:

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 1 – 2, 2020

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
  • Ruxandra Mitache

    I'm glad there are festivals like this. Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year, I will apply again in the future to this festival, I recommend this festival!

    December 2019
  • It's the ghost of a festival. What do "closed screenings" mean? The festival seems to describe it so vaguely on purpose. Maybe it means the organizer watched the films on their computer at home, I don't know. What I know, is that people running the cinema, that is listed on the festival website as a venue, have never heard of these screenings taking place there (I got in touch with them). The entry price is pretty low so this festival cannot be even called a scam on a large scale, it makes me think of a guy on the street asking for 5 zlotys (Polish currency) for "watching" my car. Yeah, right.

    No value for my film whatsoever.

    November 2019
  • Cautiva y Desarmada

    Thanks very much for selecting our film!
    We are delighted that our film was screened in Warsaw.
    Regrettably, we couldn't attend, but we understand that the festival was a great success.

    November 2019
  • bo lin

    I only received a message that was shortlisted, and then there was no follow-up.

    November 2019
  • Paulo Pereira

    The Polish International Film Festival 2019 has been a truly wonderful experience for me and for the entire team behind our short-film "Let me in”. We were totally thrilled to conquer the finalist place for Best International Short Film, and this award marks a huge milestone in the success of our film. Many thanks to festivaldirector Gruca Rafal and team for this amazing experience. I highly recommend the Polish International Film Festival! It was super cool!!!

    November 2019