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Poster design: Mirabella Olszewski



About the festival
The Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival is an annual cultural event organized by the Polish Cultural Fund—Ann Arbor in cooperation with the Polish-American Congress Ann Arbor Chapter, the University of Michigan's Polish Club, and the University of Michigan. Since its beginning in 1993, the Festival has promoted Polish culture by offering audiences an opportunity to see a broad range of narrative forms and visual styles present in contemporary Polish cinema, including documentaries, animated shorts, and feature fi lms. These works are not only commentaries on life in contemporary Poland, but also refl ect the views of Polish artists interpreting diverse issues around the world.
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In addition to movie screenings, the Festival has hosted distinguished Polish filmmakers and actors, such as Zbigniew Rybczynski, (director, Oscar for Best Short in 1983), Andrzej Fidyk (documentary filmmaker, member of the European Film Academy), Marcel Lozinski (documentary filmmaker, Oscar nomination in 1994), Cezary Pazura (triple winner of the “Golden Duck Award” for best Polish actor), and others.
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The Polish Film Festival occupies an increasingly prominent place in Ann Arbor cultural life. Each year, it is eagerly awaited by the Polish-speaking community, students and professors from the University of Michigan, Wayne State and other local Universities who are interested in Polish culture, as well as by numerous enthusiasts of Polish cinema who are not affiliated with the academic and/or Polish communities.
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