Play Poland Stop

Play Poland Film Festival, the biggest festival of contemporary Polish cinematography, will soon come to a pause for this year.

The festival will be stopping right back where it started – in Digbeth. The opening party was held at the Spotted Dog, and the wrap-up will be at The Edge, with the following two events:

New Horizons (107′)
When: Saturday 20th October, 18:00
Where: The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, B12 0QH
Tickets £5 on the door or email to book

The New Horizons series of animated films includes: The Mask by the Quay Brothers; Esterhazy by Izabela Plucinska; The Lost Town of Switez by Kamil Polak; The Work of the Machines by the Madracki Brothers and Gilles Lepore.

After the informal screening there will be an opportunity for discussion with an expert panel featuring Karolina Wutke and Katarzyna Murach, psychologists with knowledge of the cultural background, and Chris Randall, an animation specialist.

Light snacks and Polish specialities will be available at the bar.

Wrap-up Party – Platige Image
When: Saturday 27th October, 18:00
Where: The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, B12 0QH

This year’s edition of Play Poland Birmingham wraps up in style with a huge party including:

  • Screenings of animations from the Platige Image series: Cathedral, The Cinematograph, and Fallen Art by Tomek Baginski; Moloch by Marcin Pazera; Teaching Infinity by Jakub Jablonski and Bartek Kik; The Chick by Michal Socha; Mantis by Grzegorz Jonkajtys; Undo by Marlin Wasko.
  • Premiers of the films made by participants in the Play Poland filming workshop Tadas Stalyga, Sally Richardson, Jonas Vaitiekunas, and Alistair Flindall.
  • An exhibition of photographs of Poland by British and Polish photographers Richard Short, Anna Tomczyk, and Krzysztof Kurek.
  • An (optional) fancy dress competition under the theme of “Dress as a Pole”. Prizes for the best outfits.
  • Panel discussions, a quiz, silly dancing to fantastic music by DJ Alex Čepalović, a buffet of Polish delicacies, and (of course) a bar!

Organised by Digbeth-based Polish Expats Association, browse the full programme of the Birmingham-leg of the festival here.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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