Friday, November 19, 2010

2nd Annual Ekran - Toronto Polish Film Festival, November 19-21

The 2nd Annual Ekran - Toronto Polish Film Festival begins tonight and runs until Sunday night. The screenings will be held at the Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue in the heart of the Polish village. Some screenings will take place with invited special guests. All screenings are in Polish with English subtitles.

The screening on Saturday at 1pm of animation and short films is a free screening. All other screenings of features and documentaries are $10 admission.

In addition, cinematography Prof. Maria Kornatowska from the Polish Film School in Lodz will preseent a lecture about Polish Cinematography at University of Toronto on Monday, November 22.

Welcome to Ekran - Toronto Polish Film Festival

Canada is well known for a large array of annual film festivals that are domestic, international, and multicultural. For this reason, we found the lack of a Polish film festival to be strange, especially due to the thriving Polish community in Toronto. How can Poland, a country with such a long-standing tradition in film making, not be represented by its own festival? For this reason, the Ekran Polish Film Association, a non-for-profit organization took up the challenge to create and run the Festival!

Now, in its second year, the 2010 edition highlights the best of new Polish cinema, with over 20 films including a comedies, dramas, thrillers from award-winning directors and actors, as well as spotlighting debut films from exciting new talents. This is your chance to see the latest and greatest Polish movies at your local Revue Cinema!

Escape for an afternoon or evening to Poland and enjoy the complete Polish experience, with an exceptional film coupled with delicious Polish cuisine, such as Polish croquets, sausages or a cup of traditional Polish hot borsch.

Program (Event Schedule)

FRIDAY November 19th
 Little Rose (Rozyczka) 7:00pm (Special Guest)
 The Lullaby (Kolysanka) 9:30pm (Special Guest)

SATURDAY November 20th 
 Animations & Shorts 1:00pm FREE Admission
 Launch of Michal Maryniarczyk Award 3:30pm
 I am Yours (Jestem Twoj) 4:30pm
 Zero  (Zero) 7:00pm (Special Guest)
 The Lesser of two Evils (Mniejsze zlo) 9:30pm

SUNDAY November 21th 
 Documentaries (Filmy Dokumentalne) 4:00pm
 Venice (Wenecja) 7:00pm
 The Reverse (Rewers) 9:30pm

All Screenings will have English Subtitles.

Lecture about Polish Cinematography

Monday, November 22, 2010 (6:00PM)
For those more interested in Polish cinematography Prof. Maria Kornatowska from the Polish Film School in Lodz will be giving a lecture about Polish Cinematography at U of T.

Location: Charbonnel Lounge (U of T) St. George Campus
81 St. Mary Street, Toronto

1 comment:

  1. Last year marked the 2nd year of the Ekran Film Festival a true success in terms of audience growth. We hosted over 900 guests from the Great Toronto Area representing an increase of 50%. Ekran will continue to be of great interest and value to the local community as well as to international film fans and other cultural groups across Toronto.

    We are excited for this years festival particularly because we are welcoming a special guest from Poland ‐ director of “Wonderful Summer”– Ryszard Brylski; Michal Mroz ‐ director of animation film “Zgrzyt” and director of documentary film “The
    Officer's Wife” Piotr Uzarowicz.

    More info on Ekran and full film schedule for the 3rd edition of Ekran Film Festival can be found at

    Ekran Team

    Toronto Polish Film Festival, October 21‐23rd 2011

    @ REVUE Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave.