Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is the largest film festival in Poland. It is the only film festival in Europe which takes place in seven different cities at the same time (Warsaw, Gdynia, Wrocław, Katowice, Bydgoszcz, Lublin and – starting 2020 – Poznań).
The 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in cinemas took place September 4-18 2020, while the online edition was held September 19 - October 4 2020.
Over 65 000 people participated in the cinema edition of the 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity, while over 105 400 viewers watched the festival films online, amounting to a staggering total of over 170 700 festival attendees.
This is a testament to the huge interest in documentary cinema in Poland and an excellent sign of success of the first-ever hybrid edition of the festival.
OUT OF TENDERNESS TOWARD THE WORLD
That's the key phrase of our festival. In the programme, one may find films referring to the most current topics of the modern world. Each year, the presented films cover numerous fields, be it politics, society, psychology, science, sport, art, architecture or fashion.
Millennium Docs Against Gravity made it to MovieMaker Magazine’s list of 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. Apart from MDAG, only three other European festivals made it to the list: DokuFest in Kosovo, Glasgow Short Film Festival, and Skábmagovat held in the Finnish town of Inari. The 21 remaining festivals take place in the US and Canada.
13 years ago our festival was the first one in Poland to introduce a competition for the best full-length documentary (the Millennium Grand Prix Award). In 2009 our festival received the prestigious Polish Film Institute award for "the most important international film event" in Poland. The festival was nominated yet again in the same category in the years 2013 and 2019.
Thanks to Millennium Docs Against Gravity, watching documentary films became popular in Poland, and they keep arousing wide audience interest ever since, which is the result of a consequently developed, attractive festival programme.
Millennium Docs Against Gravity is a co-founder and member of the Doc Alliance network, which brings together seven key European documentary film festivals: CPH: DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, FID Marseille, Visions du Réel Nyon, Doclisboa and, last but not least, Millennium Docs Against Gravity.
The 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival took place:
Warsaw September 4-13 2020
Wroclaw September 4-13 2020
Gdynia September 9-18 2020
Katowice September 4-13 2020
Poznan September 4-13 2020
Lublin September 7-13 2020
Bydgoszcz September 5-13 2020
The online edition was held September 19 - October 4 2020.
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