Two new competitions will take place this year at the 15th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. One will be “Shades of Freedom” which is organized by Discovery Poland and the Polish National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence. The other will be VRSAWA competition which is dedicated to VR films – a section currently under development by the Festival and Millennium Bank, the main patron of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.
The competition “Shades of Freedom” on the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence
Since the beginning of the year Discovery Poland, National Archive – Audiovisual Institute and Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival have been encouraging creators to show what freedom is to them. The inspiration for the subject has come from 2018 as the centennial of Polish Independence.
As part of competition professionals as well as amateurs will be able to send in short documentary films about what freedom is to them. The minimal length of submissions will be 1 minute, with a 30 minute maximum length. The submissions can be submitted until the 31st of March at www.odcieniewolnosci.pl Details and terms of the competition are available at this address.
Millennium Bank – an invitation from the patron of the festival to a VR show
Last year as part of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival for the first time at such a scale so many film projects were shown using VR technology. This year the festival will have an additional special event connected with VR Cinema – we would like to announce the commencement of a new competition VRSAWA, in which films made with VR technology will compete.
Millennium Bank is one of the most innovative banks in Poland. New technology development is at the core of values. This is why we are happy that the section of films made with VR technology is growing and becoming an integral element of the festival. Millennium Bank, just as VR cinema, takes up the challenge of a changing 360° reality. We see as the world around us is changing and we understand that this evolution is unstoppable, so we want to support it wisely through an investment in innovation in the domain of art and culture – Iwona Jarzębska, director of Department of Public Relations at Millennium Bank.
The 15th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival will take place from 11th until the 20th of May in Warsaw and Wrocław, from the 14th until 21st of May in Lublin and from the 16th until 25th of May in Gdynia. A local edition will also take place from the 19th to 26th of May in Bydgoszcz.