FIRST PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 21ST MDAG!

The largest Polish film festival will take place from May 10th to 19th in eight cities (Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Poznań, Katowice, Łódź, Bydgoszcz, and Lublin), followed by an online edition from May 21st to June 3rd on mdag.pl. The titular sponsor of the event is Bank Millennium (https://www.bankmillennium.pl/).

Films qualified for the Polish Competition

Festival audiences will once again have the opportunity to experience a unique encounter with domestic documentary cinema. There are 11 productions taking part in the Polish Competition with a chance to win three awards – the Best Polish Film Award, the Best Production Award in the Polish Competition presented by the post-production studio Smakjam and the Association of Studio Cinemas Award.

The 20th MDAG: International and World Premieres, gender balance and awards!

The 20th edition of MDAG, the biggest film festival in Poland, will start in a month! On this occasion, a press conference was held at Warsaw's Kinoteka, where the most important information about the event was announced. The festival will begin in eight Polish cities on 12 May. The festival will last in cinemas until 21 May, and from 23 May to 4 June the online part will be available at mdag.pl.

Films qualified for the Main Competition

This year, 12 films have qualified for the Main Competition of the festival, including three Polish productions or co-productions! They will compete not only for the Grand Prix - the Bank Millennium Award but also for local prizes in the other festival cities: the Lower Silesia Grand Prix in Wrocław, the Bydgoszcz ART/DOC Award, the Silesian Voivodeship Audience Award in Katowice, the City of Gdynia Grand Prix and the Freedom Award funded by the City of Poznań.

The most important information about the 20. MDAG!

The anniversary 20th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity, the largest Polish film festival, will be held on May 12-21 in cinemas across eight Polish cities (Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Poznań, Katowice, Łódź, Bydgoszcz and Lublin) and from May 23 to June 4 online at mdag.pl!

MDAG Industry - a space for the development of the documentary industry

MDAG Industry project is a unique film industry event that connects Polish filmmakers with foreign festival representatives, distributors, producers, sales agents and contemporary cinema stars. We started in 2021 with a single event, and in 2022 we created an expanded section of industry events under the name MDAG Industry. This year we have prepared an extensive programme of activities – the next step in the documentary industry's development.

Millennium Docs Against Gravity set to roll

The 19th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity kicks off May 13 running to May 22, before heading online May 24 to June 5. The festival has numerous epicentres, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdynia, Poznan, Katowice, Bydgoszcz, Lublin and now – as of 2022 – the film city of Łódź.

Opening Film: TERRITORY

This year's opening film is a moving and visually spectacular story of a struggle for survival - TERRITORY by Alex Pritz.

Films made for the big screen in the programme of the 19th MDAG

Millennium Docs Against Gravity Festival viewers in Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia and Poznań will once again have a chance to vote for the best film in the Wyborcza.pl Big Screen Doc Award Competition. 12 captivating and well-crafted films, made to be watched on the big screen, will familiarise the audience with different pop culture phenomena, as well as more serious topics.

Announcing the Jury Members of the 19th Millennium Docs Against Gravity!

Oscar®-nominated filmmakers David France and Tamara Kotevska, Bill Morrison, Teoniki Rożynek and Milenia Fiedler - these are just some of the film and culture industry representatives who will be awarding prizes in competitions held at the 19th Millennium Docs Against Gravity.

#ClimateConnect, a global conversation about the effects of climate change on human lives

The climate crisis is also a humanitarian crisis. Every year, millions of people are forced to flee their homes due to increasingly frequent disasters, such as floods, cyclones, droughts and forest fires. In 2020 alone, 30,7 million people were internally displaced because of disasters – accounting for over 75% of the people estimated to have been internally displaced that year. By 2050, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance every year could rise to over 200 million.

Over 134 000 people participated in the 18th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity!

This was the second time that Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival assumed a hybrid form: after the cinema section, which had taken place in seven Polish cities (Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Poznań, Katowice, Lublin, and Bydgoszcz) on September 3-12, the online section went live on mdag.pl from September 16 to October 3. The two sections attracted an impressive total of 134 006 attendees.

The Mayor of Gdynia Award goes to “Sabaya"!

The jury of the 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival composed of: Andrzej Fidyk, Marta Frej, Anna Steller at a session which was held in Gdynia on 8th September 2021 decided that the winner of the Mayor of Gdynia Award in the amount of PLN 15,000