“In the Name of” opens at Sundance Cinemas
Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and starring Andrzej Chyra, In the Name of is the winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival and was named a "Must See" by Indiewire. It opens at the Sundance Cinemas in Seattle on Friday, November 15. The film follows Catholic priest Adam as he struggles with his identity as a priest and a gay man. In the Name of is already taking international audiences by storm, and is positioned to do the same in the U.S.
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See You Next Year!
We have a tie!
We have the pleasure to announce the 2013 Seattle Polish Film Festival Viewers Choice Award winners: Imagine directed by Andrzej Jakimowski and Siberian Exile directed by Janusz Zaorski. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you for all your votes.
Thank you all for a successful first festival weekend! Our second, closing weekend is even bigger with many distinguished guest, outstanding films and festival reception yet to come. On Friday, Oct. 18 at 10 PM festival supporters and festival pass holders are invited to Festival Reception at Ten Mercer. Saturday night, Oct. 19, we're showing Imagine which has received rave reviews. This weekend in attendance will be Andrzej Jakimowski, Bodo Kox, Paweł Małaszyński, Janusz Zaorski and other festival guest. Second weekend festival pass is only $30. Buy festival pass now!
Free Events: Polański Tribute
This year's festival opens on Friday, Oct 11 with a FREE Roman Polański tribute night featuring the documentary Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, examining his troubled history; followed by the classic drama Knife in the Water, his remarkable directorial debut which won Polański worldwide acclaim, a place on the cover of Time Magazine, and his first Oscar nomination.
SPFF gives award
Donata Rojewska of High Spot accepts the 2012 Viewers Choice Award on behalf of Mitja Okorn from Zbyszek Pietrzyk, SPFF managing director, during the 38 Gdynia Film Festival. Mitja Okorn won for his romantic comedy Letters to Santa at the 20th Seattle Polish Film Festival in 2012.
2013 poster competition winner
For the second time Joanna Wroblewska wins the Seattle Polish Film Festival poster competition. Congratulations to Joanna!
2012 Viewer’s Choice Award