About the festival

Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is the largest documentary film festival in Poland. It is the only film festival in Europe which takes place in eight different cities at the same time (Warsaw, Gdynia, Wrocław, Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Katowice, Poznań and – starting 2022 – Łódź).

In May 2022 we invited you for the 19th time to travel all around the world and inside ourselves. We presented 192 non-fiction films, all of which reveal and trigger what is most important in cinema and in real life as well: emotions.


- that's the key phrase of the festival in 2022. In our 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.

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 2013.

Thanks to Millennium Docs Against Gravity, watching documentary films became popular in Poland, and they arouse wide audience interest ever since, which is the result of a consequently developed, attractive festival programme.

In 2022 the European Film Academy included Millennium Docs Against Gravity among the most important European festivals, which means the possibility of qualifying films for the European Film Award. Thanks to this, films shown and awarded at our festival have an incredible chance to compete for the European Film Awards. Additionally, Millennium Docs Against Gravity recommends films for these awards.

Millennium Docs Against Gravity is a co-founder and a 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 20th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival will take place May 12-21 2023 in cinemas and May 23 - June 04 online on mdag.pl.

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