Festival passes available from March 6th at Info Point at CK Zamek.
The cost is 120 PLN
Festival passes to all screenings (except for Random Home Cinema, Film Brunch and Short Film Breakfast) and SWF 2019 bag. The number of festival passes is limited.
Tickets available from March 6th at the screenings venues:
- Kino Rialto, Kino Pałacowe, Sala Wielka (CK Zamek): cinema’s box office and bilety24.pl
- Słodownia +3: info points at Stary Browar and ebilet.pl
- Republika Sztuki Tłusta Langusta: bilety24.pl
- Random Home Cinema, Urban View at Concordia Design (21.03): Centrum Informacji Kulturalnej (former CIM), ul. Ratajczaka 44
- Short Film Breakfast (24.03): Concordia Taste
Short Waves Festival competition program contains 4 international competitions that include 57 titles from 36 countries selected from over 700 entries. Here’s a sample of statistics: 22 films were created by women, competitions have reached all 6 continents, 37 titles are Polish, while another 12 are world premieres. The competition award budget is 52 000 PLN, the amount that will be distributed by the international jury team and the audience. What is most important – short forms consistently amaze with freshness of perspectives, as well as thematic and formal uniqueness.<br /> International Competition includes 4 film sets, consisting of productions whose creators examine phenomenons such as interactions between an individual and society, the aftermath of migrant crisis, or experimental potential of the short form. Polish Competition is an overview of our native artistic output presenting the full genre spectrum in two film sets. Dances with Camera, a selection of dance films where the main language consists of movement, body and performative actions, will also be returning to the repertoire. As every year, Urban View will include urban landscapes and themes and establish architecture as the main protagonist, instead of it being a mere background to the plot.
A display of richness of short forms where everyone is able to find something for themselves from empowering Girl Shorts to Cat Shorts for cat lovers. Rainbow Shorts beaming with all colors of the rainbow. Prestigious Academy Award and European Film Award nominations (Oscar® Nominated Shorts and Short Matters!). Film screenings for different age groups: Old Man Who Can – program depicting a joyful autumn of life, SWF For Kids – a film set for the youngest cinema aficionados. Screenings adjusted for the needs of the hearing impaired - Deaf Shorts, and a screening of films from Oska Bright Film Festival, promoting creativity among individuals with various disabilities.
The festival motto – OUTSIDE THE BOX – intends to inspire movement beyond the beaten path of thinking and opening up to the world and film aesthetics that transcend European standards. For that reason this year’s focus program is dedicated to Southeast Asian cinematography. Focus consists of three programs that contain 16 films coming from, among others, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. We will see an overview of titles showered with prizes at the most important film festivals (Southeast Asian Delights), a presentation of contemporary experimental forms (New Frontier), and a set of fictions (Sex, Myth & Family).
Thematic premiere screenings prepared by our guest curators. Screening of experimental films entitled Fun is a part of creation, engaging creators from all over Poland, as well as a special presentation of the latest achievements in the field of German dance film – Dances with Camera: Germany Now! created in collaboration with Goethe Institut. We also invite you to SWF AWARDS CEREMONY, a gala filled not only with cinematic surprises, but also screenings of films awarded at the festival – this year for the first time in the Grand Hall of CK Zamek.
New section in the festival program that contains unexpected film screenings, during which the term “cinema” will gain an entirely new meaning. Something spontaneous? Random Home Cinema will be taking place for the fifth time and to celebrate that we will be organizing five secret cinematic house parties in Poznanians’ private apartments. As usual, the screening program and location will not be revealed till the last minute. KINO FORMA: Deep Black Water is a site-specific event in the space of Republika Sztuki Tłusta Langusta from which you can expect a special stage design and performative actions. We also invite you to an audiovisual live act performed by Rainer Kohlberger who will be presenting his work entitled brainbows that radically uses the digital projection technique.
Industry and education events
Educational activities encompassed series of workshops with POZA group, created by students from Technical School of Communications in Poznań. As a part of the festival, young photography adepts will create post-workshop events in Culture Incubator Piereus. Everyday opportunity for in depth conversations with festival guests – in the form of Q&As and at a specially arranged festival studio ON WAVES. We also invite to two panels: Film Art Outside the Box – a discussion on new curatorial practices, and Short and to the point: Film Criticism - a conversation on short film critique. Cinematic Brunch, will provide an opportunity to meet the curators of European film festivals. Industry events are organized with a support of British Council.
During the festival, House Szkolna club will be transformed into our second home in which every day we will be presenting the best music videos and a lot of great electronic music delivered by local stars and special guests. We will be serving a homemade compote prepared with Short Waves Festival in mind and host a cinematic bingo with prizes.