The Magic Tree Goes Abroad

The international premiere of The Magic Tree by Andrzej Maleszka will take place on October 22 in Amsterdam. The film will be screened in competition at CineKid, the world’s leading children’s film festival.

With screenings of over 100 films from around the world, the festival will last from October 14 to October 22.


Apart from festival screenings there will be a number of conferences, seminars and workshops by prominent filmmakers, including Aaron Springer, creator of the animated series SpongeBob Squarepants and Dave Burgess, animator of the DreamWorks production Monsters vs. Aliens.

A few days later The Magic Tree will be screened in competition at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the largest children’s film festival in North America. This festival takes place between October 22 and November 1.


The Magic Tree is a feature film (released and still screened today at cinemas nationwide) based on the acclaimed television series. The TV-series received dozens of international awards. When The Magic Tree was awarded an Emmy, it was the first time in history that this prestigious award for television production went to a Polish feature.


The Magic Tree is the story of three children, who find a chair that grants wishes, both good and evil… What we have here is a flying house, a gigantic slide emerging from the sea, a walking chair, a crazy bus, money pouring from a faucet and a hundred magically appearing dogs… The story focuses on the problems of children, whose parents often have to choose between a career and spending time with their kids.


Starring in the film are Hanna Śleszyńska, Agnieszka Grochowska, Andrzej Chyra and Maciej Wierzbicki.

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Translated by Karolina Kołtun