Screening of “Last Men in Aleppo” in the Polish parliament

“There is no way to avoid this comparison: these are pictures from the Warsaw Uprising,” writes Tadeusz Sobolewski about “Last Men in Aleppo.” The film screening will take place in the Polish parliament on Thursday 14th of September at 8 p.m.

After 5 years of war in Syria the remaining 350.000 citizens of Aleppo are preparing for a siege.

Through the volunteers from The White Helmets organization we experience daily life, death and struggle in the streets of Aleppo. They fight for sanity where war has become the norm.

“Last Men in Aleppo” (dir. Feras Fayyad) is the winner of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Grand Prix in the Main Competition (the Bank Millennium Award). The jury’s justification was as follows: “The film allows you to show a deeper and more complex image of reality than hundreds of media news reports would.

The film, which has moved us the most, shows not only a great drama in a seemingly remote part of the world but, above all, people who choose heroic conduct over an escape from an overwhelming threat.

Their struggle to maintain their humanity makes us ask ourselves questions about the limits of sacrificing ourselves for others and engagement in conflicts which seem not to concern us”.

“Last Men in Aleppo” is also the winner of the Warsaw Documentary Award – granted by the audience of the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. The film has also received the Mayor of Gdynia Award and the Bydgoszcz ART/DOC Award at the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.

Feras Fayyad’s film has premiered in Polish movie theaters on the 30th of June. 1 PLN from each ticket is dedicated to the activities of the Polish Humanitarian Organization in Syria.

“Last Men in Aleppo” with Warsaw Documentary Award

The audience of the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival has decided who gets the Warsaw Documentary Award funded by the Office of Culture of the Municipal Office of the Capital City of Warsaw which amounted to Euro 2 000. The winner is “Last Men in Aleppo” (dir. Feras Fayyad).

The winners of 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival have been announced!

The winner of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Grand Prix in the Main Competition – the Millennium Award – as well as Euro 8,000 is the film “Last Men in Aleppo” (dir. Feras Fayyad). The award was granted by the jury composed of: Agnieszka Traczewska, Mariusz Grzegorzek and Jan P. Matuszyński. The award has been funded by the Festival’s Patron: Millenium Bank and Polish Film Institute. Two films received special mentions: “The Good Postman”, dir. Tonislav Hristov) and “Safari” (dir. Ulrich Seidl). We know all the awarded films!

The best Asian film of the Rotterdam FF is now part of our program

“Children Are Not Afraid of Death, Children Are Afraid of Ghosts”, awarded at the 46th Rotterdam Film Festival, will have its Polish premiere at the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. The director Rong Guang Rong will attend the festival to meet with the Polish audience.

We reveal the first titles from the 14th edition of our festival

“Tokyo Idols”, “The Workers Cup”, “Machines”, „Last Men in Aleppo”, „MappaMundi”, „The Good Postman” and „It’s Not Yet Dark” were all screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Polish audiences will be able to see them in May, as part of the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.

Call for entries is now open

The call for submissions to the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is now open. The festival will be held from the 12th till the 21st of May, 2017 in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdynia and over 20 cities around Poland.

Winner of The Mayor of Gdynia Award

For the first time Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in cooperation with Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe has also organized the Festival in Gdynia. A jury, consisting of: Katarzyna Figura (actress), Mikołaj Trzaska (saxophone player), Mirosław Przylipiak (film theorist) gave The Mayor of Gdynia Award to the film “Ukrainian Sheriffs”.

25 years of MEDIA programme!

The MEDIA programme (abbreviation from French: Mesures pour Encourager le Développement de L’Industrie Audiovisuelle) was launched in 1991. Today it is part of the EU’s Creative Europe programme.

Tickets available now!

You can purchase tickets for the 13th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in each festival venue now!

Festival opening ceremony!

You can already buy the tickets for the opening show on Kino Luna’s website! We’re going to launch the 13th Edition with Werner Herzog’s latest movie, “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.

SOON AVAILABLE FULL SCREENING SCHEDULE AND MY FESTIVAL APP

The full screening schedule and MY CALLENDAR application will be available on  April 27th.  The application allows users to make recommendations, create everyday projection program, filter films according to time, place of screenings, sections or competitions. Tickets available since May 6th!

Millennium Docs Against Gravity: The Local Edition

The festival’s motto is “Tear Yourself Away” – and that’s why we’re tearing away from downtown Warsaw, the site of the main part of the festival. Join us for the local edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity during its first weekend, from May 13th to 15th!

WATCH AND ACT! THE DOCUMENTARY ACADEMY DURING THE 13TH EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL!

Our fight against gravity continues! Just like in previous years, the Documentary Academy will prepare a content-rich program for diverse audiences. Our main aim is to popularize documentary films and showcase how documentary filmmaking can have a real impact on our lives. This year’s motto is “Watch and Act”!

SOON WE’LL BLAST OFF FOR THE 13TH TIME!

The 13th edition of the MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY film festival will take place from May 13th to 25th 2016. This year, Warsaw, Wrocław and Bydgoszcz are joined by Tricity, with the modern Gdynia Film Centre. In keeping with our tradition, on the second weekend of the festival, we will also be in 20 other cities around Poland, as part of the MDocsAG Weekend.

Attention! We invite you to send in your accreditation requests

The requests should be sent by April 20th to accreditation@againstgravity.pl with the subject line “Press Accreditation” or “Industry Accreditation” (important!) Requests submitted after this deadline will not be considered.