Over 92 000 people in six Polish cities – Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Katowice, Bydgoszcz, and Lublin – have attended documentary film screenings and associated festival events. Join us at the next biggest celebration of documentary filmmaking in Poland! the 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival will take place on May 8-22, 2020.
1000 screenings, 156 movies, meetings with 80 female and male filmmakers and documentary protagonists, debates, music events, Polish premieres of blockbuster docs and the works of preeminent documentary filmmakers… The latest from Werner Herzog, Sergei Loznitsa, Vitaly Mansky, Victor Kossakovsky, Peter Jackson, the recently deceased Agnès Varda, and tremendously diverse subjects: psychology, art, science, sport, architecture, fashion, and a strong showing by female creators and women’s issues.
This extremely full and carefully assembled schedule attracted record numbers of viewers to the cinemas! Interest in documentary features – the genre consistently promoted by Millennium Docs Against Gravity – is growing across the country. Festival attendance was a whopping 52% higher this year than in 2018!
The motto of this year’s festival was: "Check whether you understand the world and whether the world understands you". The audiences responded to this offer: ticket sales went up an impressive 42% from last year. The total number of tickets for festival movie screenings hit 88 000 – a new record!