13 Films in Main Competition at the 39th Gdynia Film Festival


13 films will compete for the Golden Lions Grand Prize in Main Competition of the 39th Gdynia Film Festival, an event co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival runs from September 15 through September 20, 2014.

Main Competition

Based on recommendations from the Selection Committee and the Artistic Director of the Gdynia Film Festival, the Organizing Committee has selected the following films to screen in the festival’s Main Competition:

  • Bogowie (Gods), directed by Łukasz Palkowski;
  • Kebab i Horoskop (Kebab & Horoscope), directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk; 
  • Fotograf (The Photographer), directed by Waldemar Krzystek;
  • Hardkor disko, directed by Krzysztof Skonieczny;
  • Jack Strong, directed by Władysław Pasikowski;
  • Jeziorak, directed by Michał Otłowski;
  • Miasto ’44 (Warsaw 44), directed by Jan Komasa;
  • Obietnica (The Word), directed by Anna Kazejak;
  • Obywatel (Citizen), directed by Jerzy Stuhr; 
  • Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel), directed by Wojciech Smarzowski;
  • Onirica – Psie Pole (Onirica: Field of Dogs), directed by Lech Majewski; 
  • Sąsiady, directed by Grzegorz Królikiewicz; 
  • Zbliżenia (Close-Ups), directed by Magdalena Piekorz

New Festival Section: ‘Visions Apart’ (Polish: Inne Spojrzenie)

Gdynia Film Festival’s Artistic Director Michał Oleszczyk created a new festival section this year, dedicated to experimental projects and films that transcend genres. As a result, the 2014 Gdynia Film Festival will not feature a Panorama section.


Films selected for screening in the ‘Visions Apart’ section:

  • Arbiter uwagi (Referee of Attention), directed by Jakub Polakowski;
  • Heavy Mental, directed by Sebastian Buttny;
  • Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes), directed by Aleksandra Gowin, Ireneusz Grzyb;
  • Polskie gówno, directed by Grzegorz Jankowski

Further details are available at: www.festiwalgdynia.pl/en


Based on the press release


Translated by Karolina Kołtun