ŁODŹ, WARSAW & WROCŁAW
THE JURY SPEAKERS
My name is Michał and I attend primary school number 76 in Wrocław. I have one sister, she’s seventeen years old.
I’m Weronika Madej, I’m twelve years old and I’m going to the sixth grade of primary school.
Witamy w Łodzi!
Lodz, the former textile industry empire, today is a city of modern technologies, creative enterprises and grand events. It is a metropolis where a landscape of industrial architecture mixes with silhouettes of office buildings, production halls, culture and sports buildings.
THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR FILM CULTURE
The National Centre for Film Culture is a new institution intended to propagate film culture and is led jointly by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Łódź. It is located on the premises of EC1, formerly a power plant.
Witamy w Warszawie!
Population: 1 748 916,00
Number of cinemas: 27
Warsaw, nurturing over 400 years of pride as a capital, is Poland’s largest city and an economic, political, and cultural centre. The symbol of the city is the Mermaid, featured on the city seal. Warsaw is a bustling metropolis and features an unforgettable history. A city where a fourth of the terrain is covered by parkland and a city of culture for all tastes.
Kino Muranów is run by Gutek Film, an arthouse cinema distribution company. Our programme is based on films released by Gutek Film, but not exclusively. Our varied programme appeals to many groups. We have a rich activity program for kids – Saturday morning screenings, after which we offer a variety of workshops for children, such as Jazz For Children that consists of screenings with live music. There is also a popcorn-free café in operation on the premises, so our visitors are invited to the cinema not just to watch films, but also as a meeting place. Last year, for the second year in a row, we won the contest to find the best cinema in Warsaw, called “Warszawiaki2016”
apraszamy do Wrocławia!
Wrocław is the capital city of Lower Silesia region, located on the Odra river. It is the largest city in western Poland, famous for its bridges, parks, palaces, historical monuments, nightlife and even dwarfs which can be met all over the city. A good place to start exploring Wroclaw is the fourteenth-century market square with a magnificent Gothic Town Hall and Basilica of St. Elizabeth with its tower rising to 91.46 meters which makes it a marvelous vantage point. You will also be enchanted by the small streets and courtyards of Wroclaw old town with hundreds of fantastic cafes and restaurants. There are also lots of places where you can find excellent murals and examples on modern art presented on the city walls. In your spare time you can rent a bike and spent your time riding along Odra river and enjoying yourself in many parks. When you are tired of the city life you can always spend some time in Wrocław Afrykarium, where you can admire wild animals form a very close distance and even touch some of them. So, be prepared to spend quality time in our city since there are lots of great things to see and discover.
New Horizons Association is the organizer of the largest film festival in Poland which is International Film Festival T-Mobile New Horizons, which takes place in Wrocław, every year, at the end of July. However, we also organize American Film Festival, which focuses on a unique overview of American alternative cinema. In 2012 we opened in Wrocław the biggest in Europe, arts cinema with nine cinema halls. The New Horizons also takes care of the young audience - our project "New Horizons Film Education", is implemented in 40 Polish cities making it the greatest initiative in Poland dedicated to film education.