16th NNW International Film Festival
October 4-7, 2024, Gdynia

In 2024, for the 16th time, we have the pleasure of inviting you to the NNW Film Festival in Gdynia. We will meet on October 4-7, as usual, at the Gdynia Film Centre, the Musical Theatre in Gdynia and the Grunwaldzki Square. Preparations for this year’s edition of the Festival are already underway. We are now accepting applications for the four Main Competitions of the Festival: the International Feature Film Competition, the International Documentary Competition, the Polish Documentary Competition, and the Radio Report Competition.

Our mission is to talk about the paths to freedom — of both nations and individuals who fight regimes, totalitarianisms, social and political injustice. As part of festival competitions and special screenings, the NNW Festival’s participants will be able to watch films that largely refer to what has been happening in the world recently, especially over the last 20 years. Films describing dramas or traumas experienced as a result of war, conflict, and the actions of the world’s regimes.

“The consistent profile of the Festival means that every year we host filmmakers from different continents. We are particularly satisfied with the increased activity of artists from the countries of the former communist bloc. The war in Ukraine has opened our eyes more, we want to tell others more about our common history” – says Arkadiusz Gołębiewski, director of the NNW Film Festival.

The strength of the Festival lies in the fact that film screenings are accompanied by debates, conversations, and meetings with witnesses of history, who are often the heroes of the films. NNW is also an important event for the film industry. Creators, producers and distributors participate in workshops, the Pitching Forum and the International Film Market, where an intensive exchange of experiences and film productions has been taking place for the past two years.

“It is the tradition of the NNW Film Festival to actively respond to high-profile historical anniversaries in Poland. This year we are preparing debates, exhibitions and film reviews related to, among others: the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of beatified priest Jerzy Popiełuszko, the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino and the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising,” says Arkadiusz Gołębiewski and adds: “Our mission is to tell the world about freedom and solidarity – universal, timeless values ​​that operate beyond borders. This is the foundation on which we try to glue together the pieces of a fractured, divided world.”

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