Focus: Fixing the Future

The motto of Short Waves Festival’s 12th edition – Fixing the Future – denotes the sphere of curators’ interests and returns in the form of a multithreaded narration of film screenings, educational program, and in particular – a shared desire for the festival to be at least a bit more environment-friendly. In 2020 we’re looking […]

Premieres at Short Waves Festival 2020

This year in our competition selection we will screen 73 films in 5 categories: International Competition, Polish Competition, Urban View, Dances with Camera and the Polish Experimental Film Competition. Many of the selected films will screen for the first time not only in Poznan, but there are also European and world premieres coming along! Here’s […]


During Short Waves Festival 2020 we invite you to HOTEL EUROPA – space of exchange. HOTEL EUROPA is a safe place to discuss urgent matters on the past, present and future, on Europe and its various perspectives, on culture/s, politics, climate and beyond. Located in a former Greek-like restaurant in the Lazarz district of Poznan, […]

Announcing Industry and Educational Program of Short Waves Festival 2020

Educational and Industry Program is addressed to professionals and to cinema fans interested in film industry. There is no better option than Short Waves Fastival! During the Festival days about a hundred professionals from the film industry will visit Poznań, some of them from afar countries such as Lebanon and Canada. Having our guests and […]

International Competition – Official Selection 2020!

It’s time to unfold the details of International Competition! Among chosen films there are 25 titles from 5 continents. We will see 5 animations, 3 experimental films, 4 documentaries and 13 fictions.   List of selected films: All Cats Are Grey In the Dark / Lasse Linder / Switzerland / 2019 / documentary / 17’ […]

Polish Competition – Official Selection 2020!

Today we announce Polish Competition selection. In this competition there is 11 productions: fictions, animations and documentaries. List of selected films: Deszcz (The Rain) / Piotr Milczarek / Poland / animation / 2019 / 5’ Dog Days / Zuzanna Grajcewicz / Poland / fiction / 2019 / 15’ Duszyczka (The Little Soul) / Barbara Rupik […]

Polish Experimental Film Competition- Official Selection 2020!

With great joy we announce results of selection of Polish Experimental Film Competition. A brand new category in competition program od Short Waves Festival. This year 12 titles will compete for the awards. In this category you can find productions at the intersection of film and video-art with no genre limits. Films were made  in […]

Dances with Camera Competition – Official Selection 2020!

We announce official selection of Dances with Camera Competition! Dances with Camera is our international competition dedicated to shorts revolving around motion and dance. Here we discover infinite ways to express the human body – through stories told with any form and genre. 18 films from 9 countries – features, documentaries, animation as well as […]

Urban View Competition – Official Selection 2020

We announce final selection of Urban View Competition – dedicated to films about architecture, design and urban space. Among selected films there are 7 titles created by 8 authors based in 6 countries.   List of selected films:   Dogs Barking At Birds / Leonor Teles / Portugal / 2019 / fiction / 21’ Flexible Bodies / Louis […]

Short Waves Festival 2020 – Short and to the point!

The 12th edition of Short Waves Festival, the most concise festival of short cinema, is approaching! We will show around 250 films spread across over 70 events throughout six days at more than a dozen locations. Let us seduce you with a selection of the best shorts from all around the world! Fiction, documentaries, animations, […]