Ladies and Gentlemen! Friends!
The last months have been a time of struggle for humanity with the invisible enemy – coronavirus, which has changed our daily lives. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped glaciers from melting, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and many years of drought in Poland.
Bearing in mind that the epidemic and doubts caused by the pandemic, we decided we have to do this year’s festival edition. Climate change continues despite global lock-down, and that’s why the 3rd Krakow Green Film Festival takes place as planned on August 16-23, 2020. We hope that until then our outdoor cinema on the Wisła Boulevards in Krakow, prepared according to the WHO recommendations, will work in a new safe form. Understanding that our audience’s fears are possible, we’ll also prepare an alternative form of participation in the festival – via the free streaming platform, where all competition films will be available.
Our team is strongly determined to prepare the best ecological film festival you can imagine, because our planet deserves it. Without the increase of education and awareness of threats we face, stopping changes on Earth will be impossible.
Nearly thousands of films from around the world have already been submitted to the Festival, and about 70 productions will be qualified for the main competition. 90% of them will premiere in Poland, and for some of them it will be the world premiere. We will screen also films that have won awards at the world’s largest festivals last year, such as „Honey Land” – winner of the Sundance Festival and Oscar nomination, „Anthropocene. Human Age”, „Shadow Bay” or „Genesis 2.0”.
In the upcoming days, we will announce the details of the program, introduce experts who will take care of the substantive level, as well as jurors and festival guests.
See you in August at the 3rd Krakow Green Festival … because there is no planet B.
Team Kraków Green Film Festival
Green Festival Foundation
UN Global Compact Network Poland
Opening Date – October 1, 2019
Earlybird Deadline – April 30, 2020
Regular Deadline – June 20, 2020
Late Deadline –May 31, 2020
Notification Date – June 30, 2020
Event Date – August 16 – 23, 2020
Kraków Green Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.
CRACOW GREEN FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
Filmmakers are going to great lengths to uncover new territory and provide a new take on the most pressing environmental issues. Each year we honor a number of those films and filmmakers with a Cracow Green Film Festival Award.
Everything we do during KGFF is according to “green values”. That’s why, we couldn’t forget about eco-friendly statuettes for the winners of the Festival. We are proud to present statuettes made from recycled. This year they were made of used parts of cars, bikes and motorbikes.
AWARDS & PRIZES 2020
GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL
For the best festival film chosen from the four competing categories: Narrative Films, Animated Films, Feature Documentaries, Short Documentaries.
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
– 1st place / – 2nd place / – 3rd place
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM – 1st place / – 2nd place / – 3rd place
BEST NARRATIVE FILM – 1st place / – 2nd place / – 3rd place
BEST ANIMATED FILM – 1st place / – 2nd place / – 3rd place
OFFICIAL VENUES KGFF 2020
Three outdoor cinemas – Bulwar Czerwieński
Cracow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Cracow has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life and is one of Poland’s most important economic hubs.
2nd Kraków International Green Film Festival
3rd Kraków Green Film Festival – 16-23 August 2020
3rd KRAKÓW GREEN FILM FESTIVAL is an international festival of ecological films, it is a celebration of cinema and people who are not indifferent to the fate of our planet. KGFF also includes ecological workshops, educational meetings, lectures and other artistic activities aimed at improving the culture of life in accordance with the „green” values.
3rd KRAKÓW GREEN FILM FESTIVAL is the first and biggest film festival in Poland focusing on environmental issues. Established in 2018 by Green Festival Foundation, KGFF is a festival that seeks to share the hope for a better world where all the lives can live in harmony with environment and nature. Through cinema, the festival hopes to promote ideas of environmental protection and life respect to encourage public awareness and action for positive changes.