Tofifest calls for entries


Tofifest International Film Festival, known for its emphasis on “rebellious” or “insolent”, has issued a call for entries for one of three competitive sections. Tofifest is one of the major summer festivals in Poland.

For eight years Tofifest has been successfully promoting rebellious, insolent cinema. Cinema that is not  afraid to ask questions about the present world. “From the beginning we have stuck to the rule of showing rebellious cinema, which looks for the truth about contemporary man, provokes discussions on difficult social or political problems and all the human issues that cannot be ignored,”  says director of International Film Festival Tofifest, Kafka Jaworska.

The festival will present retrospectives of exceptional artists, who rebelled against the norm, such as Theo van Gogh (The Netherlands), Alain Tanner (Switzerland), Costa Gavras (Greece) and Ken Russel (UK). Special Golden Angels are given to actors and directors for their artistic insolence.

If you’re a filmmaker, director,  distributor you are invited you to enter your film for the 9th International Film Festival Tofifest. You can present your works in three competitions: two international and one national.  The existing rules are the same as the previous year.

Main International competition ON AIR presents debuts and second films directors from all over the world. During selection preference is given to Polish premieres, films that have not been screened in Poland. Second international competition SHORTCUT invites the short film forms: feature, documentary, animation, experimental from all over the world not longer than 40min. Third national competition presents contemporary Polish movies.

The deadline for submissions is 7 May, 2011. Preview copies must be submitted to the Festival Office a week after the closing date of recruitment (to 05/16/2011).

An on-line entry form is available at:


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