13 films will compete for the Main Bank Millennium Award – the Grand Prix of the 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. The festival will be held in six cities, including Katowice where it will take place for the first time, thanks to the cooperation with Silesia Film.
The audiences in Warsaw, Gdynia, Wrocław, Bydgoszcz, Lublin and, for the first time, Katowice, will see the latest film by the Oscar nominee, legendary director Werner Herzog "Meeting Gorbachev". This is a summit meeting of the cinema's master and Mikhail Gorbachev, the Nobel Prize winning Soviet leader, as well as a tale on the events which shaped today's geopolitical landscape.
Just as every year, as a part of the Documentary Academy, additional events which are closely linked to the film programme will take place. They are organised together with the largest NGOs, institutions and the media partners. The Documentary Academy is also about a programme for different groups of spectators, including children and seniors.