Dir. Jaroslav Baran, Grzegorz Handzlik
Production: Orange Studio Animacji Sp. z o.o.
Runtime: 7x14 min
Short tales about the legendary robber and folk hero Janosik, who was active on the borderland between Slovakia and Poland, presented in the form of an animated series for children. The tales are full of incredible and surprising adventures, in which good always triumphs over evil.
Dir. Paweł Wysoczański
Production: Black and White Production Paweł Wysoczański
Runtime: 80 min
A true story about one of the best known among the Polish Himalayan mountaineers, Jerzy Kukuczka – a man who climbed all 14 eight-thousanders, worked at the Institute of Mining Technology in Katowice, and was a loving husband and father. It is a film about passion, determination and steadfastness of character.
Mecze o polskość (Working title: Wygrać, przegrać)
Dir. Leszek Staroń
Production: Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop Sp. z o.o.
Runtime: 50 min
In this documentary the difficult issue of the Upper Silesia Plebiscite in 1921 is interwoven with the history of Silesian football – the sports discipline that is so deeply ingrained in the Polish nation.
Ślązacy z bombowców (Working title: Dywizjon 304)
Dir. Zbigniew Wacław Kowalewski
Production: Studio Filmowe Kronika
Runtime: 52 min
A diverse and accurate depiction of aviation aces – the pilots of the No. 304 Land of Silesia Bomber Squadron. The film touches upon all the personal plots, employing for the purpose memories of the heroes living in Krakow: Stanisław Jura and Ludwik Krępa. The heroes are incredibly impressive because of their physical and intellectual prowess. They speak many languages fluently, have artistic and musical talents, and write poetry passionately.
Bez jednego drzewa las lasem zostanie
Dir. Dagmara Drzazga
Production: Kataraman Izabela Rudzik
Runtime: 50 min
A story about an unassuming hero of II World War, about an incredible demeanour of a man, priest, founder and leader of the Polish Armed Organization. The film tells the story of Father Jan Macha who, at the age of 28, was guillotined for his underground activity in prison in Katowice (Poland).
Nowe legendy miejskie - Śląsk (series of film legends) "Dziadek Piaskowiec" dir. Rafał Kapeliński, "Ufo w piekarach" dir. Konrad Aksinowicz
Dir. Rafał Kapeliński, Konrad Aksinowicz
Production: Fundacja Moma Film
Runtime: 15 min. i 16 min. 30 s
Two subsequent parts of the film and literary project titled New Urban Legends, filmed this time in Silesia.
Dir. Mariusz Malinowski
Runtime: 70 min
A dramatic story about filial love. During the World War II Alojzy Lysko's father was forced into the Wehrmacht Army. Lysko, a famous Silesian activist, collects narratives from these forgotten soldiers with the hope of getting closer to his father.
Dir. Paweł Woldan
Production: Pado Studio Film Dorota Przyłubska
Runtime: 60 min
A documentary devoted to an extraordinary place on the map of Silesia: the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity and Social Justice in Piekary Śląskie. A group of several-thousand men, who are on their pilgrimage to the shrine, are accompanied by the filmmakers.
Zbigniev's cupboard (Working title: Zbigniew z trumną)
Dir. Magdalena Osińska
Production: Breakthru Films Sp. z o.o.
Runtime: 8 min
Country: Wielka Brytania/ Polska
Zbigniev lives in Poland in the times when communism is still in full bloom. Kilometre-long-queues do not impair his efforts to get hold of various every day goods. His father dies in this world full of absurd and Zbigniev sets out on a quest of finding a coffin.
Dir. Rafael Lewandowski
Production: Metro Films Sp. z o.o.
Runtime: 108 min
The main protagonist is the son of an erstwhile activist of Solidarity trade union. Together with his father, he tries to build up a business. The family idyll is spoilt by the publishing of an article suggesting that his father used to be an SB (secret service) agent. The father denies everything. Is the article true or is it a provocation?