Polonez / Polonaise

Project information

Talent Agnieszka Elbanowska
Role of participant director
Director Agnieszka Elbanowska
Producer Ewa Jastrzębska, Bartek Gliński
Screenwriter Agnieszka Elbanowska
Status finished

Production details

Running time 16 min
Genre Documentary
Year of production 2016
Country of Production Poland
Production Companies
Studio Munka - Polish Filmmakers Association
Impakt Film
Website https://www.facebook.com/documentarypolonaise/

still / picture for Polonez / Polonaise
still / picture for Polonez / Polonaise


How much of a Pole is in a singular Pole? In the small, central Polish town of Aleksandrów Kujawski, the director of the local culture centre announces a competition. The theme ... a creative presentation of your personal patriotic attitude. Entrants are free to demonstrate their creativity in whatever form they like; in song, recitation or gesture, by giving a speech or staging their piece. Anything goes. There's just one requirement; entrants may only present their own, original work. The eleventh day of the eleventh month arrives ... Poland's Independence Day. And on this very day, the jury, consisting of the director, the mayor, a priest and a local poetess, will select the region's number one patriot.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Tampere Film Festival - International Competition - official selection
Zoom Film Festival - International Documentary Competition - official selection
Short Waves Festival - Polish Competition - official selection
Prowincjonalia - Short Films Competition - official selection
Koszalin Film Festival - Short Films Competition - special mention
New Horizons International Film Festival - Polish Short Films competition - official selection
Camerimage Film Festival - International Short Films Competition - official selection
Tofifest International Film Festival - Locations Competition -official selection
Warsaw Film Festival - Best Short Polish Films 2016 Panorama