Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych
Polish Film Festival is one of the oldest film events in Europe which promotes the Polish cinematography on such a wide scale. It exists since 1974; until 1986, PFFF was organised in Gdańsk; then Gdynia became its venue, and the Danuta Baduszkowa Musical Theatre became the Festival Centre. At present, the Festival is held not only in the Musical Theatre but also in the Gdynia Waterfront Centre Multikino, the Helios Cinema and the Gdynia Film Centre, open since 2015.
Each year, the PFF audience can familiarise themselves with the most recent Polish productions; very often they are the first ones to do so. The most interesting Polish films, premieres, debuts and international film festivals’ prizewinners compete over the Golden Lions and Silver Lions as well as a number of individual awards.
Currently, the Festival programme comprises of: four competition sections (Main Competition, Visions Apart Competition, Young Cinema Competition, Short Film Competition), numerous non-competition sections, as well as accompanying events. The permanent sections of the Festival include, among others, “Pure Classics” (a review of the Polish digitally reconstructed films), “Pre-War Cinema Treasures”, “Polonica” (screenings of foreign productions made with the participation of Polish filmmakers), the exceptionally popular, abounding in educational programmes “Gdynia for Children” section, or the thematic sections organised with the participation of the partners of the Festival. Every year, the Platinum Lions prize is awarded at the Festival for career and artistic achievements.