The 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival turned out to be record-breaking when it comes to the size of its audience. To our invitation to BREAK FREE! – from stereotypes and habits with documentary cinema have responded more than 60 000 cinemagoers, in five Polish cities, by going to festival screenings! And 65 000 – is the total number of people participating in the screenings and accompanying festival events! We would like to invite you to the next edition of the biggest celebration of documentary films in Poland. The 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival will take place May 10-19 2019!
The interest in the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is rising spectacularly. A documentary feature, a form of filmmaking promoted by the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival since the inception of the festival, has found its audience in Polish cinemas for good.
This year, on a journey around the world and into ourselves with the most interesting and rapidly developing film genre: documentary cinema we were accompanied by 35% more people than last year. And the total number of the tickets sold for the festival screenings – is the record number of more than 60 000.
Records in every festival city!
The 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival took place May 11-20 in Warsaw and Wrocław, in Gdynia May 16-25, in Lublin May 13–21. There was also a local edition of the festival in Bydgoszcz between May 19 and May 26. In all of these cities we saw an increased interest in the Festival.
In Warsaw only, there was more than a 34% increase in interest in the screenings compared with last year. And in Gdynia, the festival screenings were attended by 63% more people than last year. A similar leap in interest in documentary films can also be celebrated in Lublin – here 65% more people went to the cinema.
But it’s only the beginning! The idea of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is evolving to answer the rising interest in documentary cinema across Poland!
The diverse range of the accompanying events, the Documentary Academy, also attracted many people to the cinema.
The 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival was about more than just the films – there was also its consistently developed program of the accompanying events – the Documentary Academy: meetings with filmmakers, debates, workshops and concerts – connected with the impressive number of 166 films which were presented during the festival. They are the ones which allow us to open up and understand more deeply the multidimensional reality presented within the world of documentary cinema.
The total number of people participating in the festival this year is 65 000 – 34% more than last year. Thank you for your presence and interest! And we would like to invite you to the 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, which will take place May 10-19 2019!