International short film festival from Poznań, Poland.

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Program description

Short Waves Festival is an international short film festival, which will be taking place in Poznań for the 12thtime. These six days of March will be filled with over 80 events, 250 films, 100 international guests and our loyal audience attending film screenings in a wide variety of locations. This year’s motto, Fixing the Future will be reflected in our film program, but also denotes our desire to collaboratively create an environmentally friendly festival that is open and diverse.

Our staple, the competition program will deliver thrilling experiences through 5 categories featuring selected works of filmmakers from all over the world. The non-competition section will be composed of themed screenings, prestigious award nominated pieces and programs designed for all age groups. Our geographic focus this year will be dedicated to Lebanon, while educational and industry events will provide space for professionals to network and discuss the medium of short film. Special events will include an audiovisual opening – Kino Forma: Sharp and Honest at Pawilon as well as the award ceremony featuring the performance of an specially invited artist.

Yet the festival is first and foremost a meeting place – oftentimes in unusual locations as space adaptation is our specialty. Hotel Europa, our brand new festival club located in Łazarz district will be open all day and serve as a get-together spot where our guests will be able to exchange ideas and reflections on our collective future. As usual, we will be presenting our cult favorite series of secret cinematic house parties – Random Home Cinema, as well as dancing the night away at afterparties happening each day at House.


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